An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 7.2, struck Mexico around 9:30 a.m. local time today (4/18/14).   The powerful earthquake affected a wide area of Mexico and was felt in 9 of 31 states.  The epicenter was determined to be in an area near Acapulco and about 200 miles southwest of Mexico City.  So far, no injuries and only minor damage have been reported.  Electricity and cell phone service has been interupted in parts of Mexico City.