Shaken Up

Thousands Homeless After Mexico Quake

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake rattled central Mexico on Tuesday, prompting residents in Mexico City and Acapulco to rush into the streets after the temblor shook homes and buildings. Hundreds of houses were destroyed, including at least 800 residences in the town of Igualapa, where half of all houses were said to show signs of damage. The 11-mile-deep quake’s epicenter was roughly 15 miles east of Ometepec, Guerrero, where authorities reported aftershocks. Mexico City, which is built atop volcanic ash and clay, is particularly prone to quakes. Roughly 10,000 people died after a huge earthquake struck the city in 1985.