The epicenter was near the famous resort of Acapulco. A daughter of Barack Obama was vacationing in the area. No serious damage was reported.
An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 with epicenter in the state of Guerrero hit southern and central Mexico several minutes and shook Mexico City, where thousands of people evacuated buildings and houses and rushed in panic to the streets.
Presidentsaid that "so far not reported serious damage" in its Twitter account. This is the strongest earthquake that has shaken Mexico since the 1985 earthquake of magnitude 8.1 that caused more than 6,000 people and destroyed entire neighborhoods of the capital.
On the streets of Mexico City, with over 20 million people panicked, collapsed phone lines, electricity was shut off and some old buildings suffered some damage in the older neighborhoods of the capital.
Calderon said in another tweet that "all power generation facilities and operating unaffected. Interruptions in distribution and are addressed. “According to Radio Formato 21, who made a helicopter tour of the metropolitan area of Mexico City there were no major damage.
The same station said that a person is reported injured by the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that fell on a bus that carried no passengers in the north of the city.
The earthquake had its epicenter in Ometepec in the state of Guerrero (south), near the Pacific Ocean, on the border with Oaxaca (south).
The eldest daughter of U.S. President Barak Obama, Malia, 13, who is vacationing in the city of Oaxaca, 162 km northeast of the epicenter, is "safe and sound," according to the White House in Washington.
Traffic collapsed in the main avenues, suspension of service by the semaphore, while hundreds of people were trying to get away from the tallest buildings in areas like the central Paseo de la Reforma.
In the popular resort of Acapulco, 186 km from the epicenter, there were no major damage reported Civil Protection announced sending relief teams to address the emergency in the epicenter area.
The quake was particularly loud and long for Mexicans who evoked the tragedy of September 1985 when a magnitude 8.1 earthquake and devastated Mexico City crumbling buildings and killed 5,000 more than 6,000 people, according to official statements, or up to 30,000 according to relief agencies. There was no tsunami warning.