Five killed as Mexico hit by strongest quake, tremor triggers Tsunami waves

11 September, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Ora Austin
  • A street is seen in the eastern area of Mexico City after a 8,2 earthquake

President Enrique Peña Nieto said at least 200 people have been injured.

Original report: An quake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale hit off the coast of southern Mexico on Friday, killing at least 15 people and triggering a tsunami, CNN reported.

Such earthquakes can come with a list of aftereffects, including tsunamis and landslides, according to the USGS, which reported aftershocks registering above magnitude 5.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also reportedly said that 65 aftershocks were felt after the natural disaster. It is bigger than the quake that struck Mexico in 1985, centered near the capital and resulting in around 10,000 deaths.

Tremors shook bordering Guatemala and the state of Chiapas, Mexico, up through the country, and could be felt in the United States as north as Dallas, according to felt reports submitted to the United States Geological Survey.

Mr Pena Nieto said on Friday evening in a televised address that at least 61 people were killed - 45 in Oaxaca state, 12 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco - and he declared three days of national mourning.

A street is seen in the eastern area of Mexico City after a 8.2 earthquake
A street is seen in the eastern area of Mexico City after a 8.2 earthquake

More specifically, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, and Ecuador could be hit by these tsunami waves caused by the quake.

When the quake struck at 11:49 p.m. local time, people fled to the streets in their pajamas.

Pena Nieto said that his country had just experienced the largest natural disaster in 100 years.

In Oaxaca, 17 people have died, including ten in the town of Juchitán, where over 100 buildings have collapsed.

"Power was cut at least briefly to more than 1.8 million people and Mexican authorities closed schools Friday in at least 11 states to check them for safety", the Associated Press reported. At first I laughed, but when the lights went out I didn't know what to do. Earlier, the governor of Tabasco, Arturo Nunez, said two children had died in his state.

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