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8.0 earthquake strikes off Mexico coast
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8.0 earthquake strikes off Mexico coast; tsunami is possible in Mexico, Central America

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A magnitude 8.0 earthquake has occurred off the southern Mexican coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible within the next three hours on some coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador.

The earthquake ruptured at 9:49 p.m. Pacific time Thursday and was felt in the Chiapas area, Guatemala and El Salvador. “There may be some damage closer to the epicenter, but it’s pretty far away from the mainland,” said USGS geophysicist Jessica Turner.

A tsunami is not expected for California. Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible within the next three hours on some coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador.

Earthquake warning sirens sounded shortly before midnight across Mexico City. Moments later, buildings began swaying. In La Condesa, a neighborhood in the central part of the city, residents fled homes and took cover in the streets, many barefoot and dressed pajamas. The sky lit up as electrical transformers exploded. There were reports of electric outages in some parts of the city.

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-me-earth...story.html
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Earthquake death toll: 32 victims in 3 states

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At least 32 people are reported dead in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco after the 8.4-magnitude earthquake that struck last night at 11:49pm and continued for a minute and a half.

Details remain sketchy this morning but Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa said 17 people died in Juchitán in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Other fatalities were in Niltepec, Ixtaltepec, Xadani and Huamelula, he said, bringing the preliminary total to 23.

He said most of the damage appeared to have been in the isthmus region, particularly Juchitán.

Local media were reporting that homes collapsed in the town, leaving residents buried in the debris, and the municipal headquarters were severely damaged. A hotel collapsed in Matías Romero, another town in the isthmus.

Chiapas officials reported seven deaths, three of them when a house collapsed in San Cristóbal de las Casas. Two people died in Villa Flores, one in Pijijiapán and another in Jiquipilas.

Two more people are reported dead in Tabasco.

At least 80 people have been hospitalized in the Isthmus region of Oaxaca with injuries sustained during the quake, which is being described as the strongest ever recorded in Mexico.

Its epicenter was off the coast of Chiapas, said the United States Geological Survey. It was initially measured at 8.1 on the Richter scale but the magnitude was later set at 8.4.

As of 3:00am, at least 65 aftershocks, ranging from 5.7 to 6.1, were recorded after.

A tsunami warning quickly followed the earthquake, although waves were forecast to be under four meters in height. People living near the beach in Oaxaca were ordered to leave their homes and find shelter on higher ground.

http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/earthqua...as-quake-2
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