TSUNAMI ALERT: Magnitude 8 earthquake hits Mexico



Mexico City, Sep 8:  A strong earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale jolted Mexico City on Friday, according to weather officials

The quake originated 137 km south-west of Tonala in the southern state of Chiapas, Efe news quoted the Mexican national weather bureau (SSN) as saying.Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.



So far there have been no reports of damage or casualties, but the tremor led to power cuts in the Mexican capital which was put on seismic alert.



The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a tsunami warning off the coast of Chiapas.

News24Bureau with Agencies.

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