A strong earthquake rattled residents in southern Mexican resort towns and the nation's capital Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake had a magnitude of 7.4.The epicenter was about 15 miles (25 kilometers) east of Ometepec, Guerrero, the USGS said.Residents rushed into the streets after feeling the temblor in Mexico City, about 200 miles (320 km) away from the epicenter. Tourists and residents also felt the earthquake in the resort city of Acapulco.Authorities were investigating reports of damaged or destroyed homes in Ometepec, said Alejandra Garcia of the Guerrero state police.
Authorities in Mexico City were surveying buildings, schools and hospitals to evaluate damage, Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said.
A major earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, damaging buildings, scaring residents and prompting evacuations across the capital, although there were no early reports of serious damage.The quake was felt as far away as Guatemala City.
A powerful and prolonged earthquake rocked Mexico and parts of Central America on Tuesday, knocking out electricity and phone service in this sprawling capital and sending tens of thousands of people into the streets in search of safety.
Additionally, there were several other notable quakes today: