A strong 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit western Mexico 200 miles south of the very popular tourist spot of Puerto Vallarta.
There appears to be some damage to area hotels, as a friend who was checking in today was told, and his accommodation was downgraded by Westin Marina. The hotel is consolidating all guests to the main tower. There had been strong shaking in the city for 15 to 20 seconds.
Some photos that a friend sent from Westin:
This reminded me of 2016 when I was in Quito, Ecuador, when the country was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, and the hotel where I was staying was shaking a lot for what felt like an extended period.
This latest earthquake in Mexico doesn’t appear to have caused as much damage and loss of lives as the previous two significant ones in 2017 and 1985.
There can be some damage to the hotels in the area, however.