Massive earthquake hits Mexico

September 10, 2017

The death toll has risen to at least 58 after a massive earthquake hit Mexico.

The 8.1 magnitude quake late on Thursday (local time) was stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands.

Damage to the city was limited as the quake was deeper and further from the capital.

Elsewhere in the country, the quake tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.

The southern town of Juchitan in Oaxaca state, near the epicenter, was hit particularly hard, with sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and other buildings reduced to rubble.

Thousands of people in coastal areas were evacuated as a precaution when the quake sparked tsunami warnings.

Waves rose as high as 0.7m in Mexico, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said, though that threat passed.

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So sad for those people. It must be so hard for them and the builders they might have to build all those building's again


I feel so sorry for those people, it must be a hard time for them, having to live through this.


Who would think that this: amazing, great,funny news?

My Grandpa is 69 today

Wow, i feel very sorry for the MEXICANS. I am 69% sure that they will be better soon!


Sad, very sad indeed. So many incidents happening in the World.


Sad, sad, sad. I feel sorry for them. :,(


That's so bad some of my friends live in Mexico


Wow so sad


thats sad


I thought i heard something about tsunami warnings here in new zealand