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Quake shakes Mexico City, but no damage reported

Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 00:45

May 8 - Thousands of workers evacuate their offices after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Organized chaos... after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled buildings in Mexico City on Thursday. The scare interrupted the workday, as thousands of people were forced to evacuate their offices. ...Standing on the street, trying to contact their loved ones on their cell phones. These office workers felt the quake's force: (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) OFFICE WORKER, MANUEL PEREZ, SAYING: "It was strong. It felt quite strong." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) OFFICE WORKER, EDMUNDO DAVALOS, SAYING: "The floor I was standing on starting to creak." There were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake epicenter in the western Mexican state of Guerrero at a depth of 14.9 miles just inland from the Pacific Coast. However, no tsunami alert was triggered.

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Quake shakes Mexico City, but no damage reported

Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 00:45