A very powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sparking tsunami warnings. The USGS said a magnitude 8 quake struck 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). UPDATE: THE EARTHQUAKE HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO 8.2, STRONGEST EARTHQUAKE SINCE 100 YEARS
Witnesses say the power has been knocked out in parts of the capital, Mexico City, after the quake. The quake struck at night and frightened residents are gathering in the streets.
People in Mexico City ran out into the streets after the quake struck, a Reuters witness said. Its epicenter was 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. EYEWITNESS VIDEOS
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says “widespread hazardous tsunami waves” possible after quake off Mexico.
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