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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Acapulco, Mexico City Christmas Day

Mexico City, Mexico — An earthquake of 5.0 hit Mexico City on Christmas Day, shaking ground but not causing any reported injuries.

The National Seismological Center reported the tremor in the state of Guerrero at approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 25. Although the epicenter of the quake was a state away, the strong rumble was felt in many parts of Mexico City.

Civil Protection of the City of Mexico implemented protocol in search of damages, but none were reported.

The magnitude 5.0 hit 7 kilometers east of the popular sunbathing city of Acapulco on Christmas Day. The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced that there was not any damage registered in any state but that officials were continuing to monitor the situation.

The latest earthquake was felt in the states of Guerrero, Mexico City, State of Mexico and Morelos. While earthquakes are common along the Pacific side of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, including Cancun and Riviera Maya, are not prone.

In September of this year, multiple earthquakes were recorded in Mexico, leaving thousands of families affected, hundreds of deaths and millions in material losses.