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Mexico earthquake: Lights seen in sky during tremor near Acapulco

A magnitude-seven earthquake has struck Mexico’s Pacific coast, near the resort of Acapulco.

Residents reported seeing lights in the sky, a rare occurrence known as earthquake lights, thought to be caused by energy charges released by certain rocks during a quake.

The tremor also caused minor damage to buildings and cars, while several Mexican states reported blackouts.

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