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CAT response services: Earthquake shakes southwestern Mexico

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near the resort city of Acapulco in southwestern Guerrero state on September 7. It affected areas hundreds of miles away, including Mexico City. Following the quake, 92 aftershocks were reported, including one that measured 5.2 magnitude.

As of Tuesday night, around 1.6 million people were without power across five states in Mexico. There was damage to phone lines and electrical wiring along with some blackouts reported in Tlatelolco.

The majority of damage impacted wall and floor coverings, windows and signage. In Guerrero, there were reports of structural damage to older buildings, fallen utility poles and the collapse of a church façade. There have been no reports of severe damage.

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We have a CAT response team, including civil engineers and adjusters, already deployed to the impacted area. They are on standby to receive claims. We also have remote inspection capabilities if travel is impossible due to COVID-19, security concerns or the level of damage. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our property team listed below.

Hector Calvo Salvado, Country Manager
+52 55 8022 3487

Martin Jackson, Director, Reinsurance
+52 55 3731 6772

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