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Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Mexico near the resort of Acapulco
A powerful earthquake struck the southwest of Mexico late Tuesday, causing widespread tremors as far away as Mexico City and killing at least one person. Crawford is closely monitoring the earthquake's impact in Mexico and our teams are ready to respond. Visit our services page to learn more about our claims adjusting offerings. If you require further information on our response or should you need adjusting assistance, please contact a member of our team.
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Sep 08, 2021
The magnitude 7.0 quake struck 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) east-northeast of Los Órganos de San Agustín, about eight miles from the Pacific Coast beach resort of Acapulco. It was measured at an initial depth of 7.8 miles (12.6 kilometres).
The quake was also felt strongly in Mexico City, around 370km (230 miles) from the epicentre.
Power cuts were reported in several states and around 1.6 million were estimated to be without electricity in Mexico City as authorities worked to restore power.
Further reports suggest the quake damaged the control tower at Acapulco’s international airport, cracked walls in a hospital treating COVID-19 patients and triggered landslides and gas leaks.
We have activated our CAT regional response plan, and Crawford Mexico is on the ground and ready to respond. Crawford's multi-disciplinary team of adjusters is committed to supporting and restoring the lives of our clients and their businesses affected by this event.