18th August 04:35 PM
Earthquake of magnitude 8 poses no immediate threat to Fiji region
By Lena Reece
Friday 08/09/2017
People react on a street in downtown Mexico City during an earthquake CREDIT: AFP

A very powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sparking tsunami warnings.

The Fiji Mineral Resource Department has confirmed that the great size earthquake with shallow depth that occurred in the Mexico region does not pose any immediate threat to the Fiji region.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the magnitude 8 quake struck at a depth of 33 km.

The warning Centre said that widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible.

Residents in Mexico City reportedly fled into the streets as buildings shook.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said the earthquake was a potential tsunami threat to several Central American countries, including the Pacific coastlines of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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