03.20.12

Earthquake: Tweets, Photos, and Videos from the Mexico Earthquake

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico Tuesday afternoon, and citizens took to Twitter to share reports from the region.

A major earthquake rattled central Mexico on Tuesday, prompting residents in Mexico City and Acapulco to rush into the streets after the trembler shook homes and buildings. So far there have been no reports of serious injuries or damage aside from a few cracks in buildings. The 11-mile deep quake’s epicenter was roughly 15 miles east of Ometepec, Guerrero, where authorities reported aftershocks. Mexico City, which is built atop volcanic ash and clay, is particularly prone to quakes. Roughly 10,000 people died after a huge temblor struck the city in 1985.