Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico
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Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Soldiers stand guard near the Sensacion hotel which collapsed with the powerful earthquake that struck Mexico overnight, in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State.

 (VICTORIA RAZO / AFP/Getty Images)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Passers-by take snapshots of firefighters working on a building, damaged during the 8.1 earthquake that hit early today, in Mexico City.

 (ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP/Getty Images)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

A view of a partially collapsed hotel in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state.

 (Felix Marquez / Associated Pess)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Mexico and Guatemala were severely jolted overnight by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake. This building was damaged in Tacaná, Guatemala.

 (JOHAN ORDONEZ / AFP/Getty Images)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Evacuated patients lie on their hospital beds shaded by a tree, in the aftermath of a massive earthquake in Juchitan, Mexico.

 (Luis Alberto Cruz / Associated Press)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

A soldier walks by a partially collapsed structure in the town of Matias Romero, Mexico.

 (Felix Marquez / Associated Pess)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Residents stand in front of rubble from a partially collapsed building felled by a massive earthquake in Juchitan, Mexico.

 (Luis Alberto Cruz / Associated Press)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

A fence collapses on a car after an 8.1 earthquake hit southern Mexico.

 (Agustin Salinas /Tribune News Service)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Residents stay in shelters after a 8.1 magtnitude earthquake in Tapachula, Mexico.

 (JOSE TORRES / EPA)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Damage to the municipal palace of Juchitan after a 8.1 magtnitude earthquake in Tapachula, Mexico.

 (Pedro Rasgado / EPA)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

A couple examines the damaged floor of their patio in Coatzacoalcos, in the Veracruz state of Mexico, after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake. Fifty million Mexicans are estimated to have felt the quake.

 (Angel Hernandez / European Pressphoto Agency)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

A car lies under a pile of rubble from a damaged building in the eastern area of Mexico City after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck off the coast.

 (Alfredo Estrella / Agence France-Presse /Getty Images)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Patients and doctors of a hospital in Villahermosa, Mexico, remain outside after a powerful earthquake shook Mexico.

 (European Pressphoto Agency)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Doctors, patients and family members wait outside a hospital in Villahermosa, Mexico, after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck off the coast.

 (European Pressphoto Agency)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

A man dressed in a bathrobe waits outside with dozens of other people in downtown Mexico City after a powerful earthquake toppled buildings, damaged hospitals and sent skyscrapers swaying hundreds of miles away.

 (Luis Perez / Agence France-Presse /Getty Images)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Power poles and electrical wires are scattered along a sidewalk in the eastern area of Mexico City. About 1.5 million people lost electricity after a powerful earthquake toppled power lines across the country.

 (Alfredo Estrella / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Streets are littered with rubble and downed power lines in Mexico City.

 (Alfredo Estrella / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images)
Magnitude 8.1 quake hits off the coast of Mexico

Walls among some buildings in Oaxaca, Mexico, collapsed following a magnitude 8.1 earthquake off the coast of Mexico.

 (Mario Arturo Martinez / European Pressphoto Agency)
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