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A Powerful 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico To Its Core

Goodness gracious!! The earth is suffering greatly from the different natural disasters taking place in the last couple of weeks.  First Hurricane Harvey blew through Houston and then Hurricane Irma & friends are hooking up together causing havoc on the Atlantic coasts.  Now an earthquake has struck southern Mexico.

There aren’t enough words to describe the devastation and destruction that’s been done.

Read more as reported by ABC:

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A powerful earthquake struck southern Mexico Thursday night, shaking the capital city, causing people to flee swaying buildings and knocking out lights to part of the city.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.2 and its epicenter was 102 miles west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state, just north of the Mexico-Guatemala border. It had a depth of 18 miles.

Even in distant Mexico City, the quake was felt so strongly that frightened residents gathered in the streets in the dark, fearing buildings would collapse.

Several powerful aftershocks also appeared to hit the area. Tsunami waves have also been forecast for the area.

Source: ABC7

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