A 7.4 magnitude earthquake which lasted for one minute rattled Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings and frightening people.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre was 15 miles (25 km) east of Ometepec in the southwestern state of Guerrero.

Though there were no reports of loss of lives, at least 800 houses were damaged in Guerrero.

The quake temporarily disrupted power and cell phone networks in the capital. There were traffic delays and an early suspension of trading on the Mexico stock exchange.

The tremor prompted hospitals and high rises to evacuate the inmates and the streets of Mexico City were filled with people.

Take a look at the scenes in Mexico City after the earthquake:

Workers clear debris from a collapsed bridge that had fallen on a bus in Mexico City.Reuters
A view of a house damaged by an earthquake on Tuesday in Ometepec in the Mexican state of Guerrero March 20, 2012.Reuters
Workers clear debris from a collapsed bridge that had fallen on a bus in Mexico City March 20, 2012, after an 7.4-magnitude quake shook Mexico.Reuters
Residents are evacuated from a building following an earthquake, in Mexico CityReuters
Patients evacuated from a hospital damaged by an earthquake on Tuesday lie in a makeshift emergency room in Ometepec on 21/03/2012.Reuters
Patients evacuated from a hospital damaged by an earthquake on Tuesday lie in a makeshift emergency room in Ometepec.Reuters
A patient is evacuated from a hospital in Puebla.Reuters
Tourists are evacuated from a hotel following an earthquake, in Acapulco.Reuters