Bright Lights Seen in Mexico City Following Pacific Coast Earthquake

A powerful earthquake struck close to Acapulco, Mexico, on the evening of September 7, causing damage in the Pacific resort city, and leading to blackouts and erratic light events as far away as Mexico City.

The US Geological Survey and Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported the quake took place shortly before 8:48 local time. Several hours after the earthquake, the US agency had measured its magnitude at 7.0. Its Mexican counterpart placed the magnitude at 7.1.

This footage, recorded in Mexico City on Tuesday evening, shows bright lights illuminating the sky, similar to other scenes observed in Mexico’s capital. Credit: @YeltsinActor via Storyful

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