Mexico earthquake: Buildings sway as massive magnitude 6.8 tremors rock coastal region

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Michoacan in Mexico this morning, according to the The United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The US defines magnitude 7 as a “major” earthquake.

According to the organisation it hit at 6.16am this morning.

A Reuters witness claimed the buildings in Mexico City shook as the earthquake alarm was sounding.

The USGS add that the quake was 20.7km below sea level.

The US have not issued a tsunami warning followng the powerful geological event.