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People remain out in the streets in Mexico City after a strong quake hit Mexico on March 20, 2012. A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred miles away to rush out onto the streets but no immediate reports of serious damage.
A strong magnitude 7.4 earthquake with an epicenter in Guerrero, Mexico struck on Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were initial reports of minor damage, including to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard's Twitter account said the water system and other "strategic services" were not experiencing problems. Frightened workers and residents poured into the streets of the capital just minutes after noon local time.
Iniciamos revision de cuarteaduras u otros efectos en edificios— Marcelo Ebrard (@m_ebrard) March 20, 2012
President Felipe Calderon said there were no immediate reports of damage through his Twitter account. Telephone service was down in the city and throughout the area where the quake was felt.