Giant Earthquake Has Shaken Mexico

Ngebray.com,- An 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coast of southern Mexico late Thursday night, killing at least 15 in the immediate aftermath. It was the most powerful earthquake to hit the country in at least 100 years. The temblor caused buildings to sway violently in Mexico’s capital 450 miles away, and blacked out some neighborhoods.

The quake set off a tsunami warning. Mexico’s government issued a tsunami warning for the coast of Chiapas and Oaxaca. One of villager said, “It was horrible. I never felt something so ugly in my life. It felt gentle at first and then it started to shake a lot. Once we were going down the stairs it shook even stronger and it felt like everything was thrown into confusion. And that was terrible.”

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Several Central American countries like Guatemala and El Salvador could face a tsunami within three hours.

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