At least 26 dead in Mexico quake

At least 26 dead in Mexico quake

Tsunami waves over 3 meters in height could hit the coast of Mexico, while 1 meter high waves could reach as far as Ecuador, New Zealand and Vanuatu, it said.

People in Mexico City ran out into the streets in pyjamas and alarms sounded after the quake struck just before midnight, a Reuters witness said.

According to BuzzFeed News, residents in Mexico City, more than 650 miles away from the earthquake's epicenter, fled their buildings, barefoot and in robes.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also reportedly said that 65 aftershocks were felt after the quake.

The quake has killed three people Chiapas and two in the neighboring state of Tabasco, according to reports thus far.

"Based on all available date. widespread hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts", the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. 61 people until now have been announced dead and President Enrique Peña Nieto suspects at least 200 people have been injured.

The biggest natural disaster in a century struck Mexico's southwestern coast late Thursday night.

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Different parts of the world are reporting feeling the effects of the quake, in places like Mexico City; Austin, Texas, and Washington state.

One of the worst hit towns was Juchitán, in Oaxaca, where at least 17 deaths were reported.

The USGS reported multiple aftershocks, including at least six measuring above a 5.0 in magnitude.

A tsunami alert issued for Mexico's Pacific coast, "does not represent a major risk", he said. President Nieto is said to be traveling to Chiapas to assess the damage.

Chiapas Governor Manuel Velasco said hospitals, roads and bridges were damaged and four people died in his state. while TV Azteca showed images of small buildings that collapsed in nearby Oaxaca state.

The U.S. Geological Survey initially estimated the magnitude at 8.0 before revising it to 8.1 The Mexican Seismological Agency rated it at magnitude 8.4.

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