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4.9-magnitude earthquake triggers hotels to evacuate in Acapulco, Mexico

4.9-magnitude earthquake triggers hotels to evacuate in Acapulco, Mexico

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Tourists were evacuated from hotels in Acapulco, Mexico, on Saturday after a 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook the region. The earthquake struck 14 miles northwest of San Marcos, Mexico, near Acapulco at 12:20 p.m., EDT, the United States Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage following the quake. Mexico is located atop three of the large tectonic plate and is one of the world's most seismically active regions, according to the USGS. The relative motion of these crustal plates causes frequent earthquakes and occasional volcanic eruptions. Earlier on Saturday, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck off of the coast of San Francisco, California. The USGS reported the quake was 3.7 miles away from Colma, Calif., and 9.9 miles southwest of San Francisco. ...
Hurricane Max hits southern Mexico near Acapulco

Hurricane Max hits southern Mexico near Acapulco

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Hurricane Max hit Mexico's southern Pacific coast as a Category 1 storm Thursday and was expected to move inland into Guerrero state, a region that includes the resort city of Acapulco. The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for Max for the coastline between Zihuatanejo and Punta Maldonado. The center said Max should weaken as it moves over land but could bring "life-threatening flash floods and rainfall" to Guerrero and Oaxaca states. Max had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), was located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) east-southeast of Acapulco and was heading toward the east at 8 mph (13 kph), the hurricane center reported. The area where Max is making landfall is a sparsely populated area dotted with fishing villages. Acapulco, about 30 miles (60 kilom...