By Kyle James   |  02-16-2018   News
Photo credit: @Milenio | Twitter

An immense shudder was felt by the people of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico, south of Mexico City Friday evening after an earthquake rocked the area.

U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region. The Mexico City Government issued a warning on Twitter saying, "Before returning to your homes, it is important to check if there are any damages, turn off gas lines and disconnect energy sources."

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">El sismo interrumpió los festejos del <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#añonuevochino</a> en CDMX <br><br>(AUDIO de la alerta sísmica)<br><br>Shelma Navarrete <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; CIUDAD (@reformaciudad) <a href="">February 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Inhabitants of Pinotepa de Don Luis and surrounding areas posted video harrowing footage of buildings shaking to social media.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ÜLTIMAHORA</a> | <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sismo</a> sacude la <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CdMx</a>, el reporte preliminar es de 7 de Pinotepa Nacional <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; (@Milenio) <a href="">February 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">7.5 <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#earthquake</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Terremoto</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Temblor</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mexico</a> right now <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Teacher From PR ♥️ (@MaestroDEPR) <a href="">February 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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One witness who works at the Hotel Las Gaviotas de Pinotepa in Oaxaca said, "It felt horrible and very strong, and it felt like it lasted two or three minutes."

Emergency services coordinator Felipe Reyna confirmed there was miraculously no damage reported, "Our representatives all over the state have reported to us that the preliminary situation is that there is no damage anywhere."

Last September, a powerful earthquake claimed the lives of over 300 people including schoolchildren.

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