1 person killed in 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shakes southern Mexico

 Officials said that at least one person died in Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Acapulco, Guerrero state in southern Mexico.

According to Wednesday's report by Xinhua, earthquakes were felt in Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away as buildings rocked and swayed.

The National Seismological Service tweeted that the earthquake took place at 8.47 p.m. (0147 GMT), 11 km southwest from Acapulco and at a depth 10 km.

In the hours following the earthquake, the service recorded 92 aftershocks.

According to local media, the US Geological Survey stated that the earthquake, measured at 7.0 by it, was very shallow. It was only 7.8 miles below surface level, which would have increased the shaking effect.

According to media reports, however, Mexican authorities said that the immediate impact of the earthquake on infrastructure was limited.