Strong Earthquake Strikes Mexico

 A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico Tuesday, lasting several minutes and causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets.

The quake struck close to the tourist resort of Acapulo, just after midday, with the epicenter in the Oaxaca region, some 15 miles (25 kilometers) northeast of the town of Ometepec, the US Geological Survey said. Earlier it had estimated the magnitude at 7.9, before downgrading it to 7.6.

AFP / By | Sourced from

Posted at March 20, 2012, 8:49am

Sign Up!
Get AlterNet's Daily Newsletter in Your Inbox
+ sign up for additional lists
[x]
Select additional lists by selecting the checkboxes below before clicking Subscribe:
Activism
Drugs
Economy
Education
Environment
Food
Media
World