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 - Viral Video: Monkey Climbs Into Man's Arms & Gives Him a Warm Hug, Melts Hearts on Internet | Watch

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 - Earthquake of 3.4 Magnitude Hits Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh: NCS

The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake was centred in the southern state of Oaxaca. Also Read - Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Tonga