Mexico's 7.4 Earthquake Damaged Hundreds of Homes

Earthquake was centered about 115 miles outside the beach resort of Acapulco.
2:30 | 03/21/12

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Transcript for Mexico's 7.4 Earthquake Damaged Hundreds of Homes
Out of the latest on that powerful earthquake that struck Tuesday in Mexico the seven point four quake damaging hundreds of homes. And sent panicked residents fleeing into streets it was -- about a 115 miles outside the beach resort of -- -- thousands of American tourists are in the quake zone. Including president Obama's oldest daughter in ABC's Ryan Owens joins us now from Mexico City. With the very latest good morning to you run. Judge good morning to you Malia the Obama's oldest daughter is here in Mexico on a school trip. The White House says she's just fine but this very powerful quake. -- a whole lot of nerves here especially in Mexico City. One of the most densely populated urban areas on planet earth. Ten aftershocks have hit this region of more than twenty million people. Already rattled by Tuesday's massive tremor -- on the market which sent hundreds of thousands running into the streets. And it sounded like thunder we tried to stay calm and not trample each other. -- watch is this surveillance video shows the water in a resort pool violently thrashing and spilling over the sides. The epicenter of the seven point four quake was in where -- stayed about a 115. Miles outside the popular beach resort of Acapulco. But millions Celtics here in Mexico's capital more than four hours away. It was the strongest quake -- here since the big one of 1980 five's. When more than 101000 die. I felt a sudden drop and then everything started -- the -- did collapse a bridge crushing this mini bus. But there was remarkably little destruction in the capital. Officials say further south near the epicenter Oaxaca was hard hit. More than 800 homes damaged tourist evacuated from high rise hotels. The windows three shaking -- that apply and -- Very scary among the Americans in Oaxaca the first daughter thirteen year old Malia on a school trip with friends. The White House rushed to report she's just fine and was never in any danger. This morning the Mexican government is reporting only eleven injuries and no deaths. Numbers that are so small they are almost impossible to believe. But Mexican officials say it's proof of how much they have improved construction standards especially here in the city since that big quake of 85. Robin a lesson for many are right -- thank you.

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