Raw: Strong Earthquake Shakes Mexico City


A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including Mexico City on Thursday, sending frightened people into the streets. (May 8)


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Mexico City, Mexico 8 May, 2014

1. Large map shaking in AP bureau in Mexico City

2. Various of people walking out into the street

3. Various of crowds gathering in parks and on sidewalks away from buildings

4. Wide "aerial" view of earthquake traffic jam

5. Mid view "aerial" of people in park

6. Wide view of square


A strong earthquake on the Pacific coast of Mexico shook the capital on Thursday, sending frightened office workers streaming into the streets away from high-rise buildings.

The 6.4-magnitude temblor in southern Guerrero state had an epicentre about nine miles (15 kilometres) north of Tecpan de Galeana and about 171 miles (277 kilometres) southwest of Mexico City, according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake had a depth of 15 miles (23 kilometres).

There was only mild shaking in the resort city of Acapulco, according to an Associated Press reporter there.

The USGS downgraded the magnitude from 6.8.

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