A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck southwest Mexico just two days after a 6.4 tremor hit the same region. The latest quake sparked panic among local residents and caused some holidaymakers to abandon their hotels in the resort of Acapulco.
Saturday’s quake struck the state of Guerrero at 0236 local time (0736 GMT) about 38 kilometers southwest of the city of Tecpan, the US Geological Survey reports. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 5 kilometers.
Although no immediate damages were reported in the region, the tremor caused widespread panic in the tourist resort of Acapulco. People ran out of bars and nightclubs into the street and some hotels evacuated their guests as a result of the quake.