Earthquake jolts Mexico City
September 30, 1999
MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- A strong earthquake jolted Mexico City on Thursday, causing buildings to sway and startled residents to run into the streets.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
CNN's Mexico City Bureau Chief, Harris Whitbeck, said the quake could be felt for about two minutes.
"I can tell you that the tremor lasted quite a long time, at least, I'd say, at least a minute 45 (seconds), maybe even two minutes," Whitbeck said.
Electricity did not go off in the area around the CNN offices in Mexico City. But Whitbeck said frightened residents and workers ran outside.
"The streets are filled with people, with office workers, who ran out of the buildings as soon as it started shaking," Whitbeck said shortly after the quake was reported.
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Presidency of the Republic of Mexico (English)
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