Acapulco quake

This item appears on page 5 of the November 2021 issue.

An earthquake measuring 7 in magnitude occurred near the city of Acapulco in western Mexico on Sept. 7, killing two people. Aftershocks measuring as high as 5.2 followed. Significant shaking was felt in Mexico City, 230 miles away.

Only minor structural damage was reported, though the Acapulco International Airport was closed while communication issues in the tower were repaired. However, nearly 2 million people were left without power for many hours.