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El Paso woman gets frantic call from family caught in quake

Adriana Castaneda says her aunt was calling her while the ground beneath her was still shaking. Credit: KFOX14 / CBS4

Adriana Castaneda was already asleep when she first heard her phone ring Wednesday night. She heard her aunt's panicked voice on the other end of that call.

Her aunt and cousins live in Calamaya, Mexico. The area felt the tremors of last night's earthquake.

Castaneda says her aunt was calling her while the ground beneath her was still shaking.

“They didn't know what was going on, that everything started shaking,” Castaneda said. “That it was horrible, that the lights were off but they were telling them to get out.”

Castaneda said her family has since been moved to a shelter. She said people were worried that homes could collapse, even after the tremors stopped.

For now, Castaneda said her family is accounted for and unharmed but they are still not allowed to go home.

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