A 7.4 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter in the state of Guerrero, yesterday hit southern and central Mexico several minutes and shook Mexico City, where thousands of people evacuated buildings and houses and ran in panic to the streets.
More than 40 aftershocks have been registered 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, the National Seismological Service. The Directorate of Civil Protection of the Mexican state of Guerrero had also ruled out a tsunami hazard.
At about 5:36 (11:36 GMT) today there was a replica of 4.9 degrees, which was felt in the taller buildings in the metropolitan area, where more than 20 million people live. On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday there were two dozen earthquakes, the strongest of them 5 degrees.
The earthquake had its epicenter in Ometepec in the state of Guerrero (south), near the Pacific Ocean, on the border with the state of Oaxaca (south), about 17.5 km deep.
At least seven people were injured, officials said. Over 800 homes were damaged or collapsed in villages of southern Mexico, the Guerrero state governor, Angel Aguirre.
The holder of that office, Victor Flores, said the quake occurred at 12:03, is the stronger to affect Guerrero in the last ten years. (FL)