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Aug 21, 2013

| August 16, 2013 | Updated: August 21, 2013 10:39am

(Photo By Ivan Pierre Aguirre) A pregnant woman waits with others outside her office after evacuating due to an earthquake in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake struck near Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Wednesday, causing cracks in some buildings and knocking bricks and plaster off other structures.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake at 7:38 a.m. (8:38 a.m.; 1238 GMT) had a magnitude of 6.2. It was centered near the Pacific coast and about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Acapulco.

A chunk of ornamental plaster work fell off the facade of one hotel on Acapulco’s once-glamorous main boulevard, and tourists swarmed out of another nearby hotel, gathering on the sidewalk outside until the tremor had passed.

A large rock tumbled off a hillside onto a car, and structural damage was reported at an apartment block, according to Constantino Gonzalez Vargas, head of the state civil defense office.

However, there were no reports of injuries.

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