By Bryan Garcia – WUFT-FM
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the south of Mexico. Effects were felt all the way in Mexico City and Acapulco. But as a professor of geology at the University of Florida Mark Panning says, earthquakes in that area are common.
Even though the epicenter is at a common location for earthquakes, University of Florida geology professor Ray Russo says that an earthquake with 7.6 magnitude is unusual.
The earthquake had a depth of 11 miles. Russo says that can translate into a stronger earthquake.
After an earthquake of this magnitude, aftershocks usually follow. Professor Russo says these aftershocks could cause problems.
Authorities are still evaluating the damage.