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Tsunami Warnings Issued After Huge Mexico Quake

8.1 quake is country's strongest in decades

(Newser) - Tsunami warnings were issued for Mexico and several Central American nations after a massive earthquake off Mexico's southern coast just before midnight Thursday. The US Geological Survey says the 8.1 magnitude quake had an epicenter 102 miles west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state, the AP reports. A... More »

Powerful Quake Rattles Mexico

No injuries reported despite 6.4 magnitude

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake that hit Mexico today caused no injuries, Bloomberg reports. The earthquake hit the country’s south Pacific coast, near the Chiapas-Oaxaca border. It measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, the strongest quake of the 40 that have hit Chiapas this year. The government oil company shut... More »

Message From Rooftop: 'Send the Police'

Thousands await aid in Mexican floods; 800,000 homeless

(Newser) - People in southeastern Mexico endured another day huddled in shelters or perched on rooftops as the flooding that has left 800,000 people homeless continued unabated, Reuters reports. The death toll rose to eight—seven in Chiapas state and one in Tabasco. But people are desperate for faster help: "... More »

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