Thousands of people are offering their prayers to citizens of Mexico City after being struck by a 7.6 earthquake on Tuesday. Luckily there have been no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.
A strong, long 7.6 earthquake with an epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending frightened workers and residents into the streets.
The U.S. Geological Survey set the intensity at 7.6 and said the epicenter was 11 miles underground. Mexico’s National Seismological Survey said the temblor had an epicenter southwest of Ometepec.
Tweets live from Mexico during the earthquake:
@alok_bhatt I was in a building. It was a rolling motion,lasted about 10 seconds. But I am from California. We don't rush out when it rocks.
— Atanu Dey (@atanudey) March 20, 2012
Earthquake …They evacuated all the people in the hotel …I'm on the street #Mexico
— INNA (@inna_ro) March 20, 2012
Just landed in mexico city and experienced an earthquake in the terminal. That was weird #earthquakeypeople
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) March 20, 2012
Whoa… At the airport in Mexico City experiencing a dizzying earthquake.
— C.Cruz (@ccspoke) March 20, 2012
Strong earthquake in Mexico City mom and aunt were on phone their call got cut off.
— Andrea G. (@DrDreyDrey) March 20, 2012
People wait outside their office buildings on Reforma Ave. under a hot, hot sun; activity in Historic Center as usual. pic.twitter.com/AUZHofvO
— KarlaZabs (@karlazabs) March 20, 2012
Prayer tweets from around the world:
Earthquake in Mexico City, friends in Oaxaca felt it strongly. No damages reported yet, phone lines saturated. #temblor
— cancuncanuck (@cancuncanuck) March 20, 2012
Prayers for everyone affected by the massive earthquake in Mexico. I hope the President's daughter wasn't anywhere near it. #tcot
— RB (@RBPundit) March 20, 2012
Teddy Hart just text me freaking out about a big earthquake in Mexico. Hopefully everyone is safe!
— The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) March 20, 2012
Earthquake in Mexico City. I was there Fri. and Sat. Thank God for His safety over our Lives!
— Marvin McQuitty Jr. (@mmcquittyjr) March 20, 2012
Family members already communicating on Facebook after earthquake in Mexico. Everyone seems to be okay
— Esteban L. Hernandez (@EstebanHRZ) March 20, 2012
— George 2.0 (@twopointoh) March 20, 2012
#PrayforMexico The whole world is praying for you. I hope everyone is safe.
— Jonas Brothers (@SweetsJonas) March 20, 2012
In-case you’re wondering, first daughter Malia Obama (who’s vacationing in Mexico) survived the earthquake unharmed.
— Randy Archibold (@randyNYT) March 20, 2012