Mexico City struck by 6.4 magnitude earthquake

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A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude shook Mexico City Thursday, sending people into the streets away from high-rise buildings.

The epicenter was located about 171 miles southwest of the capital, according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no reports of injuries or major damage from the quake.

Panicked people streamed from buildings. Lights in a television studio captured the moment when the temblor struck. Office workers evacuated buildings and followed pre-planned routes to get to safe areas away from falling glass and debris.

Mexico City is vulnerable to earthquakes because much of the city sits atop drained lake beds and they move when a quake hits.

An April 18th, a 7.2 magnitude quake hit that shook both central and southern Mexico.