UPDATE: Strong quake shakes from Mexico City to Acapulco

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Officials say there are at least three people dead but no reports of widespread damage from a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Mexico's western Guerrero state.

The quake shook buildings and caused panic in the nation's capital as well as the Pacific resort of Acapulco.

The U.S. Geological Service initially estimated the quake at magnitude at 6.8, but downgraded it later. A 6.5 quake is capable of causing severe damage, although the 40.3 mile depth of this temblor lessened its impact.

Mexico's Interior Department said the quake was felt in parts of nine states.

Officials in Guerrero state say one man was killed when a roof collapsed; a second died in a small town and the driver of a cargo truck was killed by rocks that fell on the vehicle.

Some roads are blocked and high-rises swayed in Mexico City for more than a minute.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)


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