Close

Wonderwall

Malia Obama Safe After Earthquake in Mexico

USMagazine, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 5:27am (PDT)

Malia Obama is okay after experiencing an earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico Tuesday. The 13-year-old daughter of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama was south of the border on a school trip when a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Acapulco.

PHOTOS: The Obamas -- just like Us!

In a rare White House mention of the first daughters, First Lady Michelle Obama's office told CBS News that her eldest "is safe and was never in danger."

Republican candidate Rick Santorum has criticized the Obamas for allowing Maila (whose younger sister is Sasha, 10) to go to Mexico after the State Department issue a travel warning for the country.

PHOTOS: Awww! First Pet Bo

'Don't set the example by sending your kids down there," sniped Santorum, who lost a crucial Illinois primary against Mitt Romney Tuesday night.

Get more Us! Follow us on Twitter, Friend us on Facebook, Subscribe to Us Weekly

Show Comments
When using Facebook Connect your image and name may display on Wonderwall. All Privacy Settings are controlled by Facebook
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXT
Bye Baby Bump
We are updating our Terms of Use. Learn More
aa