According to National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a tsunami is now expected to hit the southern coast of Mexico at approximately 3 feet as a product of the tragedy. We will update all the latest information regarding the Magnitude 8 quake which hit the Southern Mexico. Reportedly this natural disaster did not cause as much damage as the 1985 tremors as it hit less populated areas while the 1985 tremor hit close to Mexico City.
While there were no initial reports of major damage in Mexico City this time, the death toll jumped to at least 26 people in southern states.
Rescue efforts following the quake, which struck the nation's Pacific Coast late on Thursday, were focussing on the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas.
In Mexico City, people ran out of buildings after hearing quake warning sirens go off just before midnight (0500 GMT Friday). Shaking was reported as far away as the capital Mexico City. The town of Juchitán, in Oaxaca, was the wort-hit towns, there were reportedly 17 deaths.
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Four people were reported killed in Chiapas, while two children died in Tabasco state. Multiple aftershocks ranged between 4.5 and 5.7 in magnitude, the US Geological Survey said. One video posted on Twitter early Friday showed tremors rocking Mexico City's Angel of Independence monument. Pemex said there were no reports of damage to its Salina Cruz refinery in Oaxaca, the largest in Mexico.
Chiapas Gov. Manuel Velasco said the 8.1 magnitude quake was the strongest on record in state history, topping a magnitude 7.9 quake in 1902.
In the capital, people left buildings as the quake happened.
And the country faces the prospect of Hurricane Katia hitting in a few days.
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