A powerful earthquake has caused panic in six Mexican states, killing at least five people.

Many were working from home as the capital, Mexico City, is under lockdown due to the coronavirus.

Although  government’s alert system worked well, giving residents time to leave their homes.

The epicenter of the quake, with a magnitude of 7.4, was in the south-western state of Oaxaca.

All  fatalities were from the state on the country’s Pacific coast.

About 200 houses in the tourist town of La Crucecita were damaged.

Rescue workers have not yet been able to access isolated villages reportedly hit, raising fears that more could injured.