7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Acapulco, Mexico

Earthquake in San Diego was falsely reported

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012  |  Updated 12:33 PM PDT
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7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico

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A map from USGS shows the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Mexico on Tuesday.

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A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Acapulco, Mexico Tuesday morning.

Around the same time, USGS falsely reported that a 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook San Diego and the U.S.-Mexico just after 11 a.m.

A representative with USGS said the initial report was likely the result of a false reading

As of right now, there are no tsunami dangers according to the Tsunami Bulletin.

An aftershock shook central southern Mexico, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent frightened workers and residents into the streets, according to the Associated Press.

For more details on this earthquake, check MSNBC.com.

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