Reports: Quake shakes Acapulco; tourists in street

April 26, 2011 5:28:07 AM PDT
A moderate earthquake has shaken the Mexican Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, reportedly forcing dozens of nervous spring vacationers into the streets. No damages or injuries have been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado reported on its website Tuesday that the quake had a magnitude of 5.5, and occurred at a depth of nearly 13 miles (21 kilometers).

Mexican radio station Imagen reported that the shaking was felt strongly in the city, currently packed with Mexican families enjoying spring vacation. The radio station said the quake was especially intense because of its relative shallowness, and that it created high surf.

No one answered the telephone at the USGS office Tuesday morning.