A strong earthquake struck near the beach resort of Acapulco in southwestern Mexico on Tuesday night, killing one person. The magnitude of the earthquake has been measured at 7.0. The tremor of the earthquake was so strong that many tall buildings collapsed in seconds. The earthquake struck 11 miles (17.7 km) northeast of Acapulco and shook the hills around the city causing power outages. Guerrero state governor Hector Estudillo informed the local television that one person had died from a collapsed checkpoint in Coyuca de Benítez, a small town west of Acapulco.