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(WASHINGTON) — Malia Obama is safe and out of harm’s way following an earthquake in Mexico on Tuesday, where the president’s eldest daughter is on vacation.

“In light of today’s earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger,” the first lady’s communications director Kristina Schake said in a written statement.

A strong 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck beach resort towns and Mexico’s capitol Tuesday afternoon, with no injuries reported.

Reports that Malia, 13, was traveling in Mexico for spring break with friends first surfaced Monday.

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