A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico, leaving at least one person dead

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico, leaving at least one person dead

  • A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday. 
  • At least one person died, The New York Times reported. 

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Southwest Mexico on Tuesday night, several outlets reported. 

The New York Times reported that at least one person has died. 

The earthquake struck about seven miles southwest of the port city Acapulco at around 9 p.m.

CNN reported that shaking from the quake could be felt a more than five-hour drive away in Mexico City. 

At least 1.6 million people were left without power in Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Morelos, The Federal Electricity Commission said in a tweet.

At around 1 a.m. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said power was restored to most areas. 

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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