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An 8.1 magnitude earthquake has been detected off the coast of southern Mexico.The massive tremor hit in the Pacific Ocean near the border of Mexico and Guatemala.

The aftershock was felt as far away as Mexico City.

People said the shock lasted as long as 90 seconds and caused office workers to flee their buildings.

The quake hit around 70 miles from the west coast of Mexico, near Tres Picos in the state of Chiapas.

Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves are possible within the next three hours, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

Countries at risk include Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador.

The Warning Center later said the tsunami waves are expected to be between 1 and 3 metres high.

We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. (mirror.co.uk)

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  • Calistus Friday, 08 September 2017 12:03 PM

    Mexico voted against SL at the UNHRC

    Kumar Soysa Friday, 08 September 2017 07:25 PM

    Frequent earthquakes, unusual weather, signs in the heavens, rampant violence in many parts of the world, etc etc are the signs that the Lord Jesus is only a step from His word been fulfilled. It is said in the Bible and those who will listen will hear and be saved.

    Kadiya Friday, 08 September 2017 07:35 PM

    Reminds us of how blessed we are here in Sri Lanka!


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