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UPDATE: Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Rocks Mexican Coast Near Acapulco

MEXICO CITY (AP/CBS SF) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a magnitude 7.0 quake on the west coast of Mexico near Acapulco that was reportedly felt as far away as Mexico City.

The quake was centered about 2 miles 4 ENE of Los Órganos de San Agustín, Mexico, approximately 10 miles northeast of the coastal resort of Acapulco.

Map of 7.0 magnitude quake on Mexican coast
Map of 7.0 magnitude quake on Mexican coast near Acapulco (USGS)

So far, there have been no reports of damage from the quake zone.

Associated Press reported the strong earthquake caused buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City. The shaking lasted nearly a minute in some parts of the city Tuesday night.

There were no early reports on damage in the city, though Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told the Canal 40 television station that electricity was knocked out in some neighborhoods.

The mayor of Acapulco, Adela Román issued a statement to local media saying "there is no really serious situation" and there were no reports of deaths or injuries.

View of damaged cars outside a hotel after a quake in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on September 7, 2021. - A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday near the Pacific coast, the National Seismological Service said, shaking buildings in the capital. The epicenter was 14 kilometers (nine miles) southeast of the beach resort of Acapulco in Guerrero state, the service said. (Photo by FRANCISCO ROBLES / AFP) (Photo by FRANCISCO ROBLES/AFP via Getty Images)

"There are nervous breakdowns, people are worried because there have been aftershocks," said Mayor Román.

She said there were reports of gas leaks, fallen walls and landslides.

© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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