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Breaking: Mexico rocked by 7.5 magnitude earthquake near Acapulco

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April 18, 2014  –  Daily Bulletin <<

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in Mexico’s capital, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

“There is a crisis of panic,” said Alicia Dominguez, who answered the phone at the civil protection office. “It’s mainly the tourists who are shaken.” Civil protection officials were patrolling the city to check for damage and casualties.

The quake struck 164 miles (265 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City, which shook for at least 30 seconds. Buildings swayed as people fled high rises and took to the streets. Because of the Easter holiday, that city was less crowded than usual.

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  1. Meantime, the 29 Council refused to help fund an underfunded TPFD facing bandruptcy. Should we get one of this magnitude there will be NO Mutual Aid coming to the rescue. The base will be locked down and County Fire will have their own situations to deal with. There may be blood on the hands of Harris and Mintz in that unspeakable situation.

    Time for a houseclean of Harris and Mintz come 2014 elections. Both are more concerned about about fake goats, roll out signs, ersatz walls pretending to be goat country, anchored metal signs informing motorists that they are in 29 Palms when they already know that and looting public funds for a small cadre to have another free duplicated playhouse.

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