At Least 35 Dead In Mexico's Strongest Quake On Record

11 September, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • Claudia Daut  Reuters                       People gather on a street after an earthquake hit Mexico City Mexico late

A rare and powerful 8.4-magnitude quake struck southern Mexico late Thursday, killing at least two people as seismologists warned of a tsunami of more than three meters (10 feet).

The magnitude 8.1 quake hit the southern coast of the South American country but was felt as far inland as Mexico City and Guatemala City.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System reports that tsunami waves have been observed, and that waves reaching more than three meters above the tide level are possible along some coasts of Mexico.

"The Government and people of Pakistan express their deepest sympathies over the precious lives lost due to the powerful natural disaster registered at the southern coast of Mexico", said a statement issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad.

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The tremors were so severe that people in Mexico City, over 500 miles away, fled shaking buildings in their pajamas. The aftermath of the quake was seen in the form of rubble and a huge rescue operation is underway in Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca, the states that had been affected the worst by the natural disaster. The U.S. Geological Survey measured it at 8.1 magnitude. In Juchitan, a town located in Oaxaca state, 17 people have died and standing structures have been diminished to nothing but debris.

The area is seismically active, and has experienced eight other earthquakes measuring between 7.0 and 7.5 over the past 100 years.

Green light flashes: Yahoo News reported that mysterious green and blue flashes lit up the sky outside of Mexico City following the quake.

The quake struck at a depth of 33 kilometers (21 miles), the USGS said. It is bigger than the quake that struck Mexico in 1985, centered near the capital and resulting in around 10,000 deaths. The governor of neighboring Tabasco state said two children had died, bringing the death toll to fifteen.

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