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Heavy earthquake off coast of Mexico

Friday, September 8th, 2017 | World News

A severe earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred before Mexico. The quake was recorded off the coast of the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico, the Pacific Tsunami warning center reported on Friday morning.

The earthquakes off the state of Chiapas in the south of the country were also felt in the late Thursday evening (local time) in the capital Mexico City about 700 kilometers away as well as in the states of Puebla, Veracruz and Guerrero. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a provisional tsunami warning.

Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.8 near the coast of Chiapas, Mexic 2149PDT Sep 7: Tsunami NOT expected; CA, OR, WA, BC, and AK # NTWC- NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) September 8, 2017
Dangerously high waves could also arise along the coast from Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua to Ecuador, it was said. Information on damage or victims as well as the affected areas were initially not known. Mexico's Interior Minister Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong summoned the National Emergency Committee to coordinate further steps.

The quake was recorded at a depth of 33 kilometers, the Tsunami warning center said. The Helmholtz Center in Potsdam gave the depth of the quake initially at 50 kilometers. According to the US earthquake reserve, the center was 96 kilometers southwest of Pijijiapan.

 The affected region lies on the so-called Pacific Fire Ring, which is repeatedly shaken by violent earthquakes.

In the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane Katia is currently on the road. A hurricane warning had been issued for parts of the state Veracruz, reports the weatherman Hurricane News. In the east of Mexico, there might be heavy rain and storms on Friday and on weekends.

There has been a severe raid on the coast of Mexico, and people fled the streets. (Source: Claudia Daut / Reuters)

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