MEXICO: Strongest Quake 'in A Century' Kills More Than 30

MEXICO: Strongest Quake 'in A Century' Kills More Than 30

A strong earthquake hit southern Mexico around midnight Thursday, killing at least 32 people and triggering a tsunami warning. Mexican President Enrique Pe?a Nieto said that the quake measuring 8.2 was the strongest to hit the country in more than a century.

The preliminary report from the authorities indicates that the strong earthquake has killed at least 32 people – 23 in the state of Oaxaca, seven in Chiapas and two in Tabasco.

The Civil Protection coordinator, Luis Felipe Puente, pointed out that the Ministry of Health is still carrying out a count in the hospitals to establish how many people were wounded.

Classes were suspended in a dozen states, including Mexico City, to proceed with a structural review of schools.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is a possibility of widespread and dangerous waves on the coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador.