At least five dead including two children as massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Mexico

11:39 • 08.09.17



At least five have been killed including two children after a massive 8.1 earthquake struck off the south coast of Mexico triggering a tsunami.


The earthquake was felt across Mexico, toppling houses and shaking buildings in the country's capital amid reports tremors were detected as a far away as Austin, Texas - more than 1,300 miles from the epicenter, the Daily Mail reports.


A tsunami has already been detected in Mexico after the quake struck at 11.49pm last night, 76 miles southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 43 miles.


Terrified residents in Mexico City ran out into the streets after the quake struck, witnesses said. Tremors were stronger than a devastating earthquake in 1985 that hit the capital flattening swathes of the city and killing thousands. 


The US Tsunami Warning System said widespread hazardous tsunami waves were possible within the next three hours on the Pacific coasts of several central American countries - Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador and Honduras. 


Seismologists have warned of a tsunami of more than 12 ft. As far as 8700 miles away in the Philippines, the national disaster agency put the country's entire eastern seaboard on alert.


The only tsunami detected so far, however had a largest wave measured at 2.3ft, experts said.


The death toll has already risen to at least five people, including two children in Tabasco state.


Tabasco Gov. Arturo Nunez said that one of the children died when a wall collapsed, and the other was a baby who died in a children's hospital that lost electricity, cutting off the supply to the infant's ventilator.


The other three deaths were in Chiapas state, in San Cristobal de las Casas, with two crushed when buildings collapsed on them. 


The quake hit offshore in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey said, putting the magnitude at 8.1.


But Mexico's seismologic service gave a magnitude of 8.4, which if confirmed would be the most powerful ever recorded in this quake-prone country.

Terrified residents fled into the streets amid chaotic scenes in the wake of the huge tremor.

  

Rescuers in southern Mexico are already battling to remove rubble from collapsed buildings after the earthquake struck

Preparations: A hospital evacuated its patients and staff in Puebla after the earthquake struck amid reports at least two people have been killed

Emergency: This was the scene after patients and doctors fled from a hospital in Mexico City as the earthquake struck

People ran into the street in the Tlatelolco neigbourhood of Mexico City as the powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck

Aftermath: This was the scene in a shopping centre in Mexico after it was violently shaken by the earthquake overnight

Damage: Buildings were rattled as far away as Mexico City. Picures have started to emerge of some of the damage caused in the city

The earthquake was felt across Mexico, shaking buildings in the country's capital amid reports tremors were detected as a far away as Austin, Texas - more than 1,300 miles from the epicentre. This was the scene in downtown Mexico City late last night

There were chaotic scenes as people ran out into the streets in southern Mexico after the tremor rattled buildings at 11.49pm

 





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