Mexico hit by strong earthquake near Acapulco
A large earthquake has struck near Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 7.6 and put the epicentre at 15 miles (525 km) east of Ometepec, in Guerrero state.
Witnesses said buildings swayed in the capital, Mexico City, sending office workers rushing out onto the streets.
[Edited 2012-03-20 11:57:51]
[Edited 2012-03-20 11:58:20]