There is an evacuation of people from the coast of Chiapas in connection with the inevitable tsunami. The water is 100 meters from the coast. A tsunami wave is expected to be over four meters high.
Near the coast of Mexico today there was a powerful earthquake, the magnitude of which according to the latest data was 8.1 on the Richter scale. In coastal cities, significant destruction.
At least 7 people died in the state as a result of a powerful earthquake that occurred this night off the coast of Mexico. Of these, three people died in the state of Chiapas, two in the state of Tabasco and one in Oaxaca. It is reported that also as a result of the earthquake, one person perished in Guatemala.
As a result of the earthquake, dozens of houses were destroyed, many areas of the country remain without electricity. It is reported that in the state of Oaxaca, the hotel Anel was destroyed, resulting in dozens of people could be under the rubble.
The head of the National Emergency Service of Mexico, Luis Felipe Puente, issued a warning about high waves in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, which are closest to the coast of the ocean and the epicenter of the earthquake.
“Attention to the low-lying areas of the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas in connection with the possibility of a wave rising to a height of 4.2 meters” – wrote Puente.
According to seismologists, tsunamis with a height of 30 centimeters to one meter are possible throughout the Pacific.