Tsunamis

Mexican authorities report an 8.4 earthquake off southern coast, raising tsunami fears

Mexican authorities report an 8.4 earthquake off southern coast, raising tsunami fears

A massive earthquake struck off the southern coast of Mexico late Thursday and was felt as far away as Mexico City, where residents fled violently swaying buildings and electrical transformers exploded.

The Mexican Seismological Institute said the earthquake measured 8.4 in magnitude, making it the most powerful to strike Mexico since the disastrous earthquake of 1985, which caused extensive damage in Mexico City and left at least 5,000 people dead.

Update: From toppled buildings to at least 32 deaths, Mexico's most powerful quake in years prompts...

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