Earthquake of magnitude 8 hits off south Mexico

By REUTERS
September 8, 2017 08:17
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MEXICO - An earthquake of magnitude 8 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings in the capital city.

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.


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