Christmas day earthquakes in Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco

Two earthquakes struck off the coast of Puerto Vallarta on Christmas day, a magnitude 4.0 at 5:33 am and a magnitude 4.3 at 3:37 pm, there were no reports of damage.


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A third earthquake struck near Acapulco with a magnitude of 5.0 setting off earthquake sirens in Oaxaca City and Mexico City at 2:23 pm.

Monday’s temblor near the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco was felt strongly and many people left their homes, while the quakes off the coast of Puerto Vallarta went largely unnoticed.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 4.7 and its epicenter was 26 miles (42 kilometers) north-northeast of Acapulco.

It also triggered the seismic alarm system in Mexico City and Oaxaca City, where nerves are still raw from two massive quakes that hit both locations in September.

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