March 21st, 2012
10:06 AM ET

Officials survey damage after strong quake jolts Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (CNN) - Mexican officials were assessing damage Wednesday, a day after a strong earthquake left homes in ruins and rattled residents hundreds of miles away from the epicenter.

At least 11 people were injured and hundreds of houses were damaged in the 7.4-magnitude quake, which struck mid-day Tuesday in southern Mexico.

Photos from some of the hardest-hit areas showed residents surveying rubble where adobe homes once stood. Broken tiles and pieces of buildings fell onto sidewalks as far away as Mexico City, about 200 miles (320 km) from the quake's epicenter.

The city's mayor said the earthquake was one of the strongest to impact the capital since an 8.0 temblor that struck in 1985, killing about 10,000 people in the sprawling metropolis. But officials said no deaths had been reported after Tuesday's quake, despite the widespread alarm it caused.

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  1. John Doe

    about time i think the world is coming to an end?????????????????????????????

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  3. im awesome

    that sounds sad and bad

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  4. Faiz

    Thanks for posting these paudtes—I really wish my schedule had allowed me to attend this year. This presentation is of particular interest, since as you know I do work on how TV news creates its online presence. Did she mention CNN's TV Everywhere strategy at all? That, to me, is one of in what's coming next for these folks. I'll be on the lookout for the video of this presentation.

    April 22, 2012 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |