Deadly earthquake hits off the coast of southern Mexico
The strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the the country’s southern coast early Friday morning, killing at least five and triggering tsunamis.
The quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, hit Mexico’s west coast as the country faces heavy rains from Hurricane Katia to the east. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, some 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of the Mexican capital and 74 miles (120 kilometers) from its Pacific Coast.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the quake was the strongest earthquake Mexico has experienced in 100 years.
It hit 12:49 a.m. ET Friday, when many people would have been sleeping. (CNN)