7.2 Earthquake Strikes Mexico’s Pacific Coast

People gather in the street after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City, Thursday, May 8, 2014. A strong earthquake on the Pacific coast shook the capital, sending frightened office workers streaming into the streets away from high-rise buildings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

People gather in the street after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City, Thursday, May 8, 2014. A strong earthquake on the Pacific coast shook the capital, sending frightened office workers streaming into the streets away from high-rise buildings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

AP 5/8/2014 6:22:35 PM

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the southern Pacific coast of Mexico and several states, including the capital on Thursday, sending frightened people into unseasonal torrential rains that were also bearing down on the coast.

The 6.4-magnitude quake in southern Guerrero state had an epicenter about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of Tecpan de Galeana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and was felt about 171 miles (277 kilometers) miles away in Mexico City, where office workers streamed into the streets away from high-rise buildings.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

Tecpan, near the epicenter, shook ferociously, causing a “wave of panic” and some roofs to cave in, said Mayor Crisoforo Otero Heredia. But there were no injuries. Read the rest of this entry »