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In pics: Mexico earthquake

World | IBNLive.com | March 21, 2012, 3:14 am
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 Plaster fell from ceilings and windows broke in the center of the capital.
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Plaster fell from ceilings and windows broke in the center of the capital.

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 Mexican President Felipe Calderon said there were no immediate reports of major damage.
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon said there were no immediate reports of major damage.

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 The initial quake in Guerrero state was followed by a less powerful, magnitude-5.1 aftershock that also was felt in the capital.
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The initial quake in Guerrero state was followed by a less powerful, magnitude-5.1 aftershock that also was felt in the capital.

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 The quake was felt strongly in southern Guerrero state, where the epicenter was located about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from the city of Ometepec.
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The quake was felt strongly in southern Guerrero state, where the epicenter was located about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from the city of Ometepec.

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 About 40 passengers were stranded for a short time on the Mexico City airport air train, but later released.
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About 40 passengers were stranded for a short time on the Mexico City airport air train, but later released.

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 The US Geological Survey set the intensity of the first quake at 7.4 and said the epicenter was 11 miles underground.
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The US Geological Survey set the intensity of the first quake at 7.4 and said the epicenter was 11 miles underground.

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 Mexico City's airport was closed for a short time but there was no damage to runways and operations were returning to normal.
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Mexico City's airport was closed for a short time but there was no damage to runways and operations were returning to normal.

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 Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard said, via his Twitter account, that he saw no damages as he surveyed the city from a helicopter.
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Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard said, via his Twitter account, that he saw no damages as he surveyed the city from a helicopter.

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 The initial quake in Guerrero state was followed by a less powerful, magnitude-5.1 aftershock that also was felt in the capital.
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The initial quake in Guerrero state was followed by a less powerful, magnitude-5.1 aftershock that also was felt in the capital.

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 People gather in front of an evacuated hospital after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City.
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People gather in front of an evacuated hospital after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City.

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 A strong 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking central and southern parts of the country and swaying buildings in Mexico City.
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A strong 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking central and southern parts of the country and swaying buildings in Mexico City.

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