Malia Is Safe After Mexico Earthquake

The Obamas' oldest daughter is in Oaxaca for spring break.

Malia Obama and Michelle Obama (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

Malia Obama is in Oaxaca, Mexico, with her classmates for spring break, but the White House has confirmed that she was not harmed in today's earthquake.

ABC News reports:

“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 7.6 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. As always, the White House asked journalists not to report on the Obama children and several media outlets later scrubbed stories they had posted Monday about the first daughter’s vacation.

[Editor's note: The earthquake magnitude has been updated to 7.4 on the Richter scale.]

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