Powerful Earthquake Hits Mexico, Killing At Least One Person

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A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Acapulco, Mexico late on Tuesday with tremors being felt more than 230 miles away in the capital, Mexico City, taking place exactly four years after a deadly quake resulted in more than 350 deaths across the country.

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Authorities have so far reported one death, a man killed by a falling light post in a town northwest of Acapulco.

Mexico’s National Seismological Service said the epicenter of the quake was 7 miles southeast of the port and resort city of Acapulco in Guerrero state.

The intensity of the earthquake was severe enough to cause buildings and power lines to sway in Mexico City but no casualties have been reported from the national capital so far.

In a statement, state-run power utility company CFE (Comision Federal de Electricidad) said 1.6 million people are left without power following the earthquake.

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