Earthquake panics residents of Mexico
An earthquake hit the Mexico City today evening and caused affright. The earthquake was on 5.8 Richter scale; however, no damage has been caused.
The strong earthquake caused skyscrapers to sway and terrified the residents. The officials reported that no serious scathe has been caused.
After the earthquake, panic broke out in the city and everybody fled from sheltered places to be out in the open. The earthquake hit the city 9:30 am (14:31 GMT). Some telephone services in the capital were briefly cut off.
According to the Mexican National Seismology Centre, the centre of the quake was located in the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake struck Michoacan, 125 miles southwest of the capital. It was centered 4 miles northwest of the town of Huetamo and 59 miles below ground.
The phone lines were interrupted temporarily and buildings were voided of people, who came running to the streets when the earthquake rocked Mexico.
People were panic stricken because they feared the repeat of the 1985 pernicious earthquake which had killed thousands.
No major injuries or damage has been reported so far. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that the earthquake was too small and based too far inland to cause a tsunami.