Friday, September 8, 2017

Tsunami after magnitude 8.1 earthquake strikes off Mexico (local time: 23:49, Depth 72 km)

Tsunami after magnitude 8.1 earthquake strikes off Mexico
A powerful 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Mexico coast last night killing at least 15 people and triggering a tsunami.

The quake hit offshore in the Pacific about 120km southwest of the town of Tres Picos in far southern Chiapas state.

Three people were killed in the state, according to Governor Manuel Velasquez. He also said that two more people were killed in neighbouring Tabasco state.

Ten more bodies were found in the southern city of Juchitan.

"The death toll is 15 in all ... based on the figures from each state," the head of the disaster management agency, Ricardo de la Cruz, told TV station Milenio

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake triggered a tsunami with the largest wave estimated at 0.7m.

A tsunami warning is in place for the coasts of Mexico, down through Central America into Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras, and as far south as Ecuador.
Mw 8.1
Date time 2017-09-08 04:49:21.2 UTC
Location 15.02 N ; 93.81 W
Depth 72 km
357 km W of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 995,000 / local time: 22:49:21.2 2017-09-07
205 km S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico / pop: 482,000 / local time: 23:49:21.2 2017-09-07
98 km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico / pop: 15,200 / local time: 23:49:21.2 2017-09-07

1 comment :

  1. At least 58 people have been killed and more than 250 injured is the preliminary balance of the strong earthquake that struck Mexico and parts of Central America on Thursday, the largest tremor suffered by this country since 1932.


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