At Least 32 People are Dead After Mexico Faces Strongest Earthquake in a Century

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Update: Death toll in Mexico rises to 58 following Thursday night's tragic earthquake. 

The most deadly earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years has taken the lives of over 30 people after striking yesterday night. The magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck the country's southern coast, but was felt even miles away from the quakes epicenter. 

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According to Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, this was the strongest Earthquake to hit the country in 100 years with violent tremors leaving Mexican homes and buildings in ruins, and thousands seeking safety. Mexican states, Chiapas and Oaxaca were hit the worst, located around 70 miles from quakes location in the Pacific Ocean. In Juchitan, a town located in Oaxaca state, 17 people have died and standing structures have been diminished to nothing but debris. Alejandro Murat, the governor of Oaxaca, reported to CNN "that 23 people were killed in his state alone. Four others have died in Chiapas state and two in Tabasco."

The video below by CNN shows some footage from the terrorizing disaster. 


According to National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a tsunami is now expected to hit the southern coast of Mexico at approximately 3 feet as a product of the tragedy. 


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Millions of homes have lost water and electricity, but these necessities are slowly being restored. However, for Chiapas and Oaxaca, some of the country's poorest states, neighborhoods have been destroyed. This has been the latest natural disaster to affect the world as Hurricane Irma and Jose have rattled the Caribbean affecting those in Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Bahamas, and now expected to hit Florida this weekend.