An earthquake September 7 centered ten miles northeast of Acapulco damaged infrastructure in the tourist resort, shook buildings in Mexico City, and was reportedly felt in several parts of Jalisco.
The sole victim was a young man on a motorcycle who died near Acapulco when a telephone pole fell on him.
The 7.1 quake struck around 8:47 p.m., and provoked the rapid evacuation of buildings in both Acapulco and Mexico City. Many of the capital’s tall buildings swayed for several minutes, while power went out for around 1.6 million people. Commuters in the Cablebús (cable car) line were stranded midair for more than an hour, reports said.
In Acapulco, various walls collapsed and some fallen posts crushed cars, but Guerrero Governor Héctor Astudillo said most of the damage was fortunately not serious. A series of aftershocks persuaded some residents to spend the night outdoors.