8.4 Earthquake in Mexico Today, Tsunami Confirmed


Breaking News of the moment comes from Mexico where a massive earthquake of magnitude 8.4 on the Richter scale struck in the Pacific off the southern coast of Mexico.

Mexico Earthquake Today - 8 September 2017

Pacific tsunami warning centre has issued a tsunami warning after the quake saying that waves as high as three metres could strike the coast.

The epicentre was about 87km (54 miles) south-west of the town of Pijijiapan and at a depth of 70km, the United States Geological Survey said.

The tsunami warning has been issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras.

The tremors there, about 1,000km from the epicentre, were reported to have lasted up to a minute.

A series of aftershocks ranging from 4.3 to 5.7 in magnitude have been recorded closer to the Mexican coast, off the town of Paredon.

Atleast five people have died due to this earthquake.

Today’s Earthquake is said to be the strongest earthquake to hit the country since 1985, according to the civil protection agency.