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Mexico Shaken By “Most Powerful Earthquake In A Century”, At Least 15 Dead

Mexico Shaken By “Most Powerful Earthquake In A Century”, At Least 15 Dead

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 8, 2017 10:29 AM

Southern Mexico was shaken late Thursday by an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 15 people, triggered a tsunami warning and was felt as far away as Mexico City . Despite the immense power of the tremor, which Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto described as “the most powerful earthquake in a century,” authorities said it had caused limited damage – but warned residents in affected areas to brace for aftershocks.

According to the Associated Press, the quake caused buildings to sway violently in Mexico’s capital more than 650 miles away from its epicenter. Residents fled buildings in their pajamas and gathered in frightened groups in the street.

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