Earthquake Hits Mexico City: Tall Buildings Rattled

April 27, 2009

(ChattahBox)—A moderate earthquake of 5.8 magnitude shook the residents of Mexico’s capital Sunday night at 7:06 p.m. local time. Residents reported it felt strong and shook a few tall buildings in the business district of Mexico City.

The U.S. Geological Survey puts the center of the quake about 100 miles southwest of Mexico City.

No injuries have been yet reported, but reports of minor damage closer to the center of the quake are expected.

Unconfirmed evacuations were reported in the area of Acapulco this afternoon.

The closing of many public buildings and schools due to the swine flu outbreak, may have prevented injuries.



3 Responses to “Earthquake Hits Mexico City: Tall Buildings Rattled”

  1. Alishi on April 27th, 2009 3:11 pm

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  3. David Angeles on April 27th, 2009 8:43 pm

    Not to be a party crasher, but a 5.6 magnitude earthquake is no big deal in Mexico City. There are dozens of earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or less, and usually at least one or two above 7.0 a year. I seriously doubt anyone would have been injured even if the schools hadn’t been evacuated due to the flue. As a Mexican citizen, who has lived in Mexico all of his life, I have [thankfully[ never seen an earthquake of this magnitude cause any severe damage to the citizens of D.F

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