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: