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7.6 Earthquake Hits Mexico
An 7.6 earthquake has struck near Acapulco in Southern Mexico at 11:02 a.m. according to the U.S. Geological Society.
The Associated Press reports that the 'strong, long' earthquake was felt in Mexico City, about 235 miles north of the coastal city.
Shortly after the quake struck, Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebard took to Twitter, saying "tenemos sismo," or "we have an earthquake."
Mexican President Felipe Calderon wrote in his Twitter account that there has been no casualties after the earthquake jolted the country.
Calderon said neither casualties nor severe damages have been reported, adding that electricity lines and health services were working.
"It has been a strong alarm, but so far, we haven't had any victims or large damages," he wrote.