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This massive, deadly earthquake just struck Mexico

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Tuesday night, killing 1 person

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A couple after a strong earthquake in Acapulco, Mexico.

A couple walks past a taxi cab that was damaged by falling debris after a strong earthquake in Acapulco, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021

Bernardino Hernandez, Associated Press

A massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook up the country of Mexico Tuesday night, striking near the city of Acapulco, according to The New York Times.

  • The country’s capital city, Mexico City, felt the earthquake’s rattle from 230 miles away.
  • At least one person died from the earthquake.

Per The New York Times, the earthquake struck outside of Acapulco around 9 p.m. local time. There were then 92 aftershocks in the wake of the quake.

Reports suggested that there were power and phone outages in the area because of the quake. Indeed, the Federal Electricity Commission said 1.6 million people were without power in Mexico City and the Mexico states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Morelos because of the earthquake.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a tsunami warning after the earthquake, too, but later took it back, per The Washington Post.

The earthquake left people rattled and shaken due to the damage and power outages.

“It was terrible. It really reminds me of the 1985 quake every time something like this happens,” Yesmin Rizk, a 70-year-old resident, told Reuters

Earthquakes are common in that area of Mexico, according to CNN, since they happen on the edge of the North American tectonic plate. In fact, two major earthquakes hit the country in September 2017 and another in 1985. The 1985 quake was a 8.0 magnitude earthquake that killed about 9,500 people, according to CNN.