New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 on the Richter scale has hit Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported. Also Read - Netizens After Another Earthquake Jolts Delhi-Gurugram: 'Apun Toh Aadha Kabar Mein Hai'

Quakes of such size can be devastating. However, the quake shook buildings in the centre of the capital Mexico City as hundreds of people were seen fleeing their homes into the streets. Also Read - 18 Earthquakes Hit Delhi-NCR Since April; Check Out List of Seismic Zones in India

The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake was centred in the southern state of Oaxaca. Also Read - Earthquake of Magnitude 4.5 Strikes NCR, Strong Tremors Felt in Delhi; Hope You Are All Safe, Tweets Kejriwal