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Dead after powerful earthquake off the coast of Mexico

Dead after powerful earthquake off the coast of Mexico

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At least five people on Friday to life by a powerful earthquake in the south of Mexico, onderwie two children. The quake took place off the coast of Mexico and had a magnitude of 8.1. In the capital Mexico City, the people take to the streets opgerend after buildings started shaking.

According to the minister of Home Affairs, attacked the victims in the southern province of Chiapas. There is also damage to several buildings such as hospitals and schools.

The Mexican seismological institute has a quake with a magnitude of 8.4.

The epicentre was in Pijijiapan in the southern state of Chiapas. The quake occurred, according to the American seismological institute, USGS for 35 km depth. In parts of Mexico City is the power outages.

Less than thirty minutes after the first earthquake there was an aftershock with a magnitude of 6.1 was observed.

Queen Máxima is in Mexico City and she is unharmed. She is in Mexico for work on behalf of the United Nations and will, in accordance with planning Friday to return to the Netherlands.

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Heavy earthquake hits Mexico

Tidal waves

The PTWC, an authoritative institute that earthquakes in and around the Atlantic Ocean in the holes, gave a tsunami warning for possible tidal waves. This applies to the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador.

Meanwhile, several tidal waves have been observed, but it is not clear or which have caused damage.

And Matías Romero, Oaxaca, se reportan afectaciones por el temblor, un hotel y un edifico

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Heavy earthquake hits Mexico

In the south of Mexico for the coast an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 occurred.
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In the south of Mexico for the coast an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 occurred.
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In the south of Mexico for the coast an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 occurred.
© AFP

In the south of Mexico for the coast an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 occurred.
© AFP

In the south of Mexico for the coast an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 occurred.
© AFP

In the south of Mexico for the coast an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 occurred.
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The Mexican agency for civil protection says that it is the strongest earthquake that the country meets since the devastating earthquake of 1985. That caused major damage and there were thousands of deaths.

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