5 dead as massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake rocks southern Mexico; small tsunami triggered - watsupptoday.com
5 dead as massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake rocks southern Mexico; small tsunami triggered
Posted 08 Sep 2017 05:09 PM

Agencies
The death toll in the massive earthquake that jolted Mexico has 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.
An 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, toppling houses in Chiapas state, causing buildings to sway violently as far away as the country's distant capital and setting off a tsunami warning.
The governor of the Mexican state of Chiapas said that at least three people have been killed in his region in a massive earthquake that hit off the country's coast.
Gov. Manuel Velasco told Milenio TV that the deaths occurred in San Cristobal de las Casas. He also said that the quake damaged hospitals and schools.The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.1 and its epicenter was 165 kilometers (102 miles) west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state not far from Guatemala. It had a depth of 35 kilometers.

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