7.1 quake hits Mexico, leaves at least one dead

The earthquake had an epicenter 11 km southeast of Acapulco, southwest Mexico, according to the National Seismological Center.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook central and southeastern Mexico on Tuesday and claimed one fatality, officials announced.

"A man died in the fall of a power pole in the municipality of Coyuca de Benítez," Guerrero state, the region's governor, Héctor Astudillo, said.

Speaking about material damage, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that only "rock falls have been reported, the same in Morelos (center), there is no damage in Oaxaca (south), there is no damage in Puebla (center)", nor in Mexico City.

The earthquake occurred at 8:47 PM . . .

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