Twitter erupts with quake reaction

The 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Mexico sent shock waves through Twitter Tuesday, as users there shared their experiences.

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  1. The earthquake struck in San Juan Catahuatepec, located about 300 kilometres southeast of Mexico City, the United States Geological Survey said.

    It struck at 12:02 p.m. local time, or 2:02 p.m. ET.
  2. Less than two minutes later, Twitter users in Mexico City and the surrounding area began sharing their experiences.

    Many, fortunately, reported being fine despite the quake's strength.
  3. Others, however, reported being quite shaken by the tremblor.
  4. Mexican President Felipe Calderon said via Twitter that there were no immediate reports of damage, although some shared pictures of damage they'd seen.
  5. A hashtag supporting Mexico - #PrayforMexico - began trending on Twitter soon afterwards.