Mexico Earthquake 2017: Magnitude 8.1 quake hits Mexico, Tsunami warning issued!

Mexico has been hit by a massive earthquake at 12:49PM today, September 8, 2017, (PH time), as Mama Mary's birthday is being celebrated around the world.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured the earthquake as 8.1 magnitude with depth of 69.7 km. The epicenter is 97km from
Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, 87km Southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico.

Based on initial reports, there were dozens of aftershocks, buildings have collapsed and at least 6 people were dead. I even saw this amateur video footage showing a building collapsing on people.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has observed hazardous tsunami waves for some coasts, and has already issued a tsunami threat message for national authorities in Mexico, Central America and many other countries, including the Philippines.

Mobile users in the Philippines even got this text message from the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC): "May 8.0 lindol naganap sa bansang Mexico 12:49PM. POSIBLENG lumikha ng TSUNAMI. Mga nakatira malapit sa dagat lalo na sa silangang bahagi ng bansa mag-ingat."

The tsunami warning was later cancelled by PHIVOLCS and the NDRRMC in another text message sent three hours after the first one: "Ang PHIVOLCS ay naglabas ng Cancellation of Sea-Level Change Monitoring. Wala ng banta ng tsunami sa Pilipinas."

Let's just all send out prayers and love for the people affected by the strong quake.

It's said to be the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years. There were also at least 2 recorded major earthquakes on this same day, Sep. 8, over a hundred years ago: Magnitude 7.4 earthquake in Fox Islands, Alaska in 1909 and the Magnitude 7.9 quake in Southern Italy in 1905 which resulted to over 500 deaths.

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