Buildings Evacuated as Earthquake Rattles Mexico

A moderate earthquake rocked Mexico City on Friday, causing skyscrapers to sway and frightening residents. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Service estimated the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 and was centered in Michoacan, 125 miles southwest of the capital.

There were no initial reports of major damage in the city, and electric and telephone service were not interrupted.

Hundreds of Mexico City residents ran into the streets when the quake hit.

Radio reports said the city seemed fine. The quake didn't appear to knock out electricity or phone service.

The quake was too small and based too far inland to cause a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Click here USGS map of hit area.