The latest news update coming up from mexico is that just few hours ago Mexico was hit by its strongest earthquake in a century, which killed at least five people and triggered a series of tsunami waves creating it to be the most dangerous nightmare for the people there.
The magnitude-8.1 quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, was registered off the southern coast of Mexico just as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia lashed the east. The epicenter of this deadly earthquake was in the Pacific Ocean, some 600 miles from the (1,000 kilometers) southeast of the capital and 74 miles (120 kilometers) from the Pacific coast.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the quake was the strongest earthquake Mexico has experienced in 100 years.
What you need to know
What’s happened: An Earthquake of magnitude 8.1 hit off the coast of Southern Mexico early Friday morning and it was felt more than 600 miles from the epicenter. There have been multiple aftershocks of earthquakes since then. A tsunami has been confirmed in Mexico, with one wave coming in at 3 feet (1 meter) and because of this issue high alert has been raised in Southern part of mexico.
Who is affected: Ateast five people have been killed till now as per the sources, according to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto while some 23,000 are likely to have experience violent shaking. The US Geological Survey issued a red alert following the quake.
What’s next: Tsunami waves can hit off the coasts of Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Ecuador.
Latest Updates Coming From Mexico
— All the states of Chiapas, which borders and surrounds Guatemala, and Oaxaca were closest to the quake and were effected the most.
— According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Pager system, which predicts the economic and human loss after earthquakes and other natural calamities, issued a red alert. “High casualties and extensive damage are probable and the disaster is likely widespread. Past red alerts have required a national or international response,” it said.
— Mexico’s country’s Army, Marines and Federal Police are being mobilized to respond and help to the citizens and affected people, Peña Nieto said.
— 1.85 million homes lost electricity, but 74% of them have had service returned, Peña Nieto said.Some people are lacking water service, and it may take 36-48 hours to get it back up and running.