Hit by a powerful earthquake today, Mexico escaped with minor damage and no deaths reported so far.
The quake occured in the southern part of the country between Acapulco and Oaxaca.
It struck around noon.
The magnitude 7.4 earthquake rocked southwest Mexico. It was a force so strong that it could be felt in Mexico City nearly 350 miles away from where it hit.
As Mexico began to sort through the aftermath, Carlos Barcenas played the waiting game.
"It's a little nerve wracking," he said. "You don't want to overreact because you don't know the extent of things."
He's a Grand Island resident, originally from an area near where the earthquake happened and where many family and friends still live.
"Little by little the messages are coming in," Barcenas said.
But he said he knows not to over react about those he hasn't heard from.
He said phone lines often go down, preventing loved ones from calling.
"It can be a little bit of craziness," Barcenas said.
So far, most have been in touch to say they are safe.
"It's a relief, when you think, its a natural disaster," he said. "You never know how far it could go. It makes you think: who haven't you seen for awhile?"
Powerful earthquakes in this region are far from common.
Seven quakes with a magnitude of seven or higher have hit this area since 1973.