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7.6 Quake In Mexico; No Tsunami Danger for US Coast [UPDATE]
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake rattled the Mexican region of Oaxaca at midday Tuesday.
The quake was centered 15 miles east of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, according to the USGS, and 120 miles from Acapulco. The quake was approximately 11 miles deep.
In response, the National Weather Service has issued a statement explaining that the large quake does not pose a threat of tsunami activity along the coast:
A strong earthquake has occurred, but a tsunami IS NOT expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast. NO tsunami warning, watch or advisory is in effect for these areas.
"Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard's Twitter account said the water system and other 'strategic services' were not experiencing problems," notes MSNBC.
So far there have been no reports of damage or injuries, though a live broadcast on MSNBC says some reporters have taken note of some damage to buildings, as well as aftershocks in the area.
UPDATE 12:20 PM
There was a bit of concern about the safety of Malia Obama, however she is doing just fine. From the AP:
A White House spokesperson released a statement that President Obama's daughter Malia, who is currently on a school trip to Mexico, was not harmed, NBC News reported. "In light of today's earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger," said Kristina Schake, Communications Director to First Lady Michelle Obama.
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