At least 5 dead as magnitude 8.4 quake rocks Mexico, sets off tsunami warning

Tsunami Warning Mexico

A rare and powerful 8.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico late Thursday, killing at least five people as seismologists warned of a tsunami of more than three metres. The quake hit offshore in the Pacific about 120 kilometres southwest of the town of Tres Picos in far southern Chiapas state, the US Geological Survey said, putting the magnitude at 8.1. Mexico’s seismologic service however gave a magnitude of 8.4, which if confirmed would be the most powerful ever recorded in this quake-prone country. Chiapas Governor Manuel Velasco said three people were…

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