By: Red Pill | 09-08-2017 | News
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#Breaking : 3 Major 8.0 Magnitude Earthquakes Strike Off Mexico, Tsunami Warnings Issued

Mexico has been rocked with an earthquake recording a whopping 8.0 magnitude off its southern coast.

Reports are coming in as far away as central America that suggest tremors could be felt all across the region.

The vicious nature of the earthquake comes amidst a series of tropical storms and hurricanes hitting this part of the globe which have been considered unprecedented in modern history.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">8.1 earthquake in Mexico <br><br>Watch on <a href="">#Periscope</a>: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; RobertoCarlos.LA (@ROB_CAR_) <a href="">September 8, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The earthquake, which struck at 10:49 p.m. local time on Thursday, was centered about 109 kilometers (68 miles) southwest of El Palmarcito in Mexico, or 123 kilometers (77 miles) southwest of Pijijiapan. It struck at a depth of 33 kilometers (21 miles), making it a shallow earthquake.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hazardous <a href="">#tsunami</a> waves possible from 8.0 magnitude <a href="">#earthquake</a> off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico <a href="">#PTWC</a><a href=""></a></p>&mdash; NWS PTWC (@NWS_PTWC) <a href="">September 8, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Both Mexico's National Seismological Service and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 8.0. Shaking from the earthquake was felt across the region, as far away as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible&quot; within three hours following magnitude 8.0 earthquake off Mexico. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) <a href="">September 8, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Shaking was also felt in Mexico City, where people fled from buildings. Luis Felipe Puente, the national coordinator of the Civil Protection agency, said parts of the capital were without power after the earthquake.

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There was no immediate word on damage or casualties, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami alert for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, and Ecuador. "Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," the center warned.

Tsunami impact now seems imminent in the aforementioned regions.


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