At least 58 dead in Mexico's biggest quake in century

At least 58 dead in Mexico's biggest quake in century”

This caused small tsunami waves to form as well and it shattered some buildings.

People in distant Mexico City, the capital, ran out into the streets after the tremor. "Widespread destruction has been caused by the quake and about 1.85 million affected people are living under harsh conditions with no electricity and shortage of water", President Nieto said.

Earthquake, in particular, has affected the States of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco; serious damage was caused to the city of juchitan de Zaragoza in Oaxaca. President Nieto has declared a day of mourning, and flags would fly high at most, out of respect for the people we have lost in this unforeseen tragedy.

At least 45 people died in Oaxaca, many of them in Juchitan, while in Chiapas the count reached 12 and in Tabasco four people lost their lives, according to federal and state officials. Moreover, the mayor of Juchitan, a district in Oaxaca, Gloria Sanchez, released an official statement saying that "the situation is Juchitan is critical; this is the most bad moment in its history". The town of Juchitán, in Oaxaca, was the wort-hit towns, there were reportedly 17 deaths. The town is said to be the poorest and least developed part of the nation.

At least one person was killed in Guatemala, its President said.

People gather on a street after an quake hit Mexico City, Mexico, September 8, 2017. Buildings were immediately shaken by this natural disaster. A spokesman for emergency services said seven people were also confirmed dead in the neighboring state of Chiapas.

Throughout Friday, the region was shaken with scores of aftershocks. President Nieto is said to be traveling to Chiapas to assess the damage.

In a tweet by President Enrique Peña Nieto, the premier offered timely condolences to all the families who have lost their lives in the quake thus far. This quake comes in just as Mexico is warned of Hurrican Katia on its eastern coast.

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