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Earthquake Hits Mexico City, No Reports Of Serious Damage

Quake Has A Magnitude of 7.4

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A strong earthquake hit Mexico City today with a magnitude of 7.4, but no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries have come in.

The quake is reported to have originated around the state of Guerrero and sent tremors to Acapulco and Oaxaca which varied in strength. Some minor damage was reported to buildings in Mexico City and some residents lost phone service, according to Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who tweeted about the natural disaster. Residents fear aftershocks and will be on guard now.

Mexico City is built on unstable ground made mostly of volcanic structures and is susceptible to earthquakes and eruptions. In 2011 the Popocatepetl volcano erupted, causing an evacuation.

Twitter has been abuzz with the news.

Just landed in mexico city and experienced an earthquake in the terminal. That was weird #earthquakeypeople(image) 1 hour ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

My Twitter friends in Mexico City are buzzing about feeling a strong earthquake! On the upside… their Twitter is still working.(image) 1 hour ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @tkb: Large earthquake going on in Mexico city right now.(image) 1 hour ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Earthquake in Mexico city… Hope @renata_azp @Pkeazpeitia are ok??!!(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Earthquake Hits Mexico City, No Reports Of Serious Damage
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  • Tony Mitchell

    what difference does it make. most of mexico lives in the U.S. anyway.

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