At Least 5 Dead As Magnitude-8.1 Earthquake Rocks Southern Mexico


At least five people were killed as a magnitude-8.1 earthquake rocked southern Mexico late Thursday night, causing people to flee into the street, buildings to sway, and lights to go out in Mexico City.

The powerful quake occurred 59.7 miles southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico, off the coast of Chiapas at 11:49 p.m. local time (12:49 a.m. ET), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The depth of the earthquake was 22 miles, the USGS said.



A number of aftershocks were also being reported in the original area. They ranged in magnitude from 3.7 to 5.7. A tsunami warning has been put into effect. Read more at ABC News.



  1. I Vthink people were planning for here for pesach. You might want to consider Arizona with similar topography and language. Hag kosher v’sameach.

  2. Boruch Hashem, nothing happened in the Mexico City yishuv, although classes in cheyder were suspended for today. Elul appears to be having interesting and compelling messages for everyone in the ‘natural’ phenomena department…


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