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Mexico hit by 'strongest earthquake in a century' as magnitude 8.2 tremor triggers tsunami waves (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Friday, September 08, 2017, 14:45

The strongest earthquake to hit Mexico for decades left at least 32 dead and hundreds injured on Friday, after wreaking destruction on the country’s impoverished south and triggering tsunami alerts around the region.

Rescue workers were struggling to reach isolated rural communities across the worst-hit states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, many of them tucked high in rugged mountains.

The powerful quake damaged buildings as far away as Mexico City, where the iconic Angel of Independence swayed on its column and millions ran out of their homes amid intense tremors in the middle of the night.

It was also felt in much of Guatemala, where damage to buildings was reported.

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