A 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday evening hit Mexico, causing damages to buildings and roads. The quake also caused rubble to fall onto cars, and some building facades to collapse to the streets.
The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue. Local media reported at least five deaths.
Mexico’s seismological agency estimated its preliminary magnitude at 6.8 and said its centre was east of the city in the state of Puebla. That municipality is about 40 miles southeast of the capital.
Only a month ago, an 8.1 earthquake hit the northern part of the country. This earthquake is coming on the anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that hit the city and greatly damaged properties and infrastructures.