Quake rattles Mexico resort

first_imgNo related posts. ACAPULCO, Mexico – A strong earthquake and several aftershocks rattled southern Mexico on Wednesday, collapsing eight homes while forcing schools, hotels and hospitals to evacuate in the Pacific resort of Acapulco.The magnitude-6.0 earthquake swayed buildings as far away as Mexico City, prompting evacuations, but authorities said no damage or injuries were reported in the megalopolis.The temblor struck as people prepared to head to work and school, with an epicenter located 17 kilometers west of the town of San Marcos in the southern state of Guerrero, the National Seismology Center said.The earthquake was followed by eight aftershocks, the strongest reaching magnitude-5.62, some 14 kilometers northeast of Acapulco, where hillside boulders rolled into a street and some hotel facades showed cracks while tourists poured into the streets.Authorities reported damage at five hospitals and three schools but officials did not report injuries, and Guerrero Governor Angel Aguirre said there were no fatalities. Classes were suspended and some 200 patients were evacuated from the hospitals.Mexico City is 440 kilometers north of San Marcos, but the capital can sense distant earthquakes because it lies on muddy soil from drained lakes.A magnitude-8.1 earthquake in 1985 left 3,700 people dead in the capital, according to official figures, though civil groups say more than 20,000 died. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Although two lanes have now reopened the timing

first_imgAlthough two lanes have now re-opened, the timing could not have been worse with thousands of motorists set to use this route this coming Easter weekend. Skyscanner looks at some of the most popular travel routes which would normally include the M1, and has found that some bargain flights are still available. Newcastle to London – £139 returnDeparting on Friday morning, and returning on Monday evening – find flightsEdinburgh to London – £102 returnDeparting on Friday morning, and returning on Monday evening – find flights Glasgow to London – £113 returnDeparting on Friday morning, and returning on Monday evening – find flights ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Many sections of the main motorway route for travel between London and the north, the M1, have been closed due to a fire over the weekend. Related5 ways to bag an Easter bargain breakOur top 5 tips to get the best deal this Easter holiday weekendAir France launches A380 flights on Heathrow to Paris routeAir France launches A380 flights on Heathrow to Paris routeRome vs Home? Be Spontaneous and book a last minute breakA recent survey has shown that whilst spontaneous travel is a big wish for 9 out of 10 people, less than half give in to the urge to just drop the weekend duties and jet off. Not surprisingly lack of money and family commitments are cited as key reasons why…last_img read more