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The 8.1-magnitude quake off the coast of Chiapas rattled Mexico City and sowed destruction across the narrowest portion of Mexico on the isthmus of Tehuantepec. Sixteen people have been reported dead in Chiapas state and four in neighboring Tabasco.
The 8.1 magnitude earthquake claimed 65 lives in Mexico, but nowhere more than Juchitan. There were so many deaths that slow-moving funeral processions caused temporary gridlock at intersections as they converged on the city’s cemeteries from all directions.
The quake was the most powerful to hit Mexico since another 8.1 tremor in 1932. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1985 quake measured 8.0 magnitude, though it was much closer to Mexico City and shallower than Thursday’s.
President Enrique Pena Nieto said 61 people were killed overall in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco states. But the actual death toll could be more than 80, according to figures reported by state officials.
About half of Juchitan’s city hall collapsed in a pile of rubble and streets were littered with the debris of ruined houses. A hospital also collapsed, Mexico President Pena Nieto said after touring the city and meeting with residents. The patients were relocated to other facilities.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the 8.1 magnitude quake had its epicenter in the Pacific, 54 miles (87 km) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan at a depth of 43 miles.
“It was a major earthquake in scale and magnitude, the strongest in the past 100 years,” said President Enrique Pena Nieto in an address from the National Disaster Prevention Center’s headquarters.
Mexico earthquake: Some buildings were severely damaged in the south of the country, including a hotel where rescuers were searching to make sure nobody was trapped.
Mexico earthquake: Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.
Its epicentre was 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.
Mexico said its embassy in Washington had already begun writing US lawmakers underlining the young immigrants’ “value to American society” and urging them to act.
“The relationship with the new government of the United States, like any other nation, must be based on irrevocable principles: sovereignty, defense of the national interest, and protection of our migrants,” Pena Nieto said