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Earthquake felt in Belize 10:49pm last night

Posted By: Marty

Earthquake felt in Belize 10:49pm last night - 09/08/17 10:24 AM

A large earthquake measuring at least 8.0 on the Richer Scale has struck southern Mexico. It was felt on Ambergris Caye.

According to Earthquake Track, it happened 17 minutes ago and shook Chiapas, Mexico and was felt in Belize, Guatemala as well as in Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Fifteen people have been killed after a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck Mexico, causing a tsunami and warnings for countries across Central America.

The centre warned waves could reach over ten feet along the Mexican shore near the epicentre of the quake.

Waves between 0.3 and one metre have been predicted for the Cook Islands, Ecuador, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guatemala and Kiritabi.

Epicenter 96 km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico. 8.0
2017-09-08 04:49:21 UTC 15.068N 93.715W

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000ahv0#executive

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