MEXICO CITY – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on a wide area of ??southern and central Mexico on Thursday, prompting people to flee into the streets, but only cause minor damage reported.
The epicenter was located near the Choapas Vegas, a city of about 83,000 residents about 370 miles (600 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. It swayed buildings for several seconds in the capital, and the state of Veracruz in the Gulf Coast, people fled from their homes, and school children gathered in the stadiums.
Burnaby, “said Hernandez Perez, head of civil protection in Las Choapas near the epicenter of the quake, and cracks in the walls to the evacuation of a primary school.
He said Gov. Javier Duarte De Ochoa earlier said he had no reports of damage in the oil-producing state.