Earthquake shakes Mexico’s Pacific coast

A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck Mexico’s Pacific coast, about 200 km east of Acapulco. According to reports, the quake was felt in Mexico City where buildings shook and workers fled into the street. The U.S. Geological Survey puts the epicentre of the earthquake at 525 km east of Ometepec in Guerrero state at a depth of 18 km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the inland earthquake would not generate a destructive widespread tsunami, but local tsunami effects are possible. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.