Five killed as Mexico hit by strongest natural disaster, tremor triggers Tsunami waves

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At least 58 people were killed and a tsunami reached Mexico's beaches due to a massive 8.1 quake that rocked the southern Mexico area late Thursday night.

An 8.1 magnitude natural disaster shook Mexico and Guatemala late Thursday night, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto said the quake was 8.2 magnitude, making it the largest in the country for 100 years. Mexican states, Chiapas and Oaxaca were hit the worst, located around 70 miles from quakes location in the Pacific Ocean.

Waves over 3 m are said to be expected for parts of the Mexican coast, while waves between 0.3 and 1 m could hit the Cook Islands, Ecuador, Fiji, rench Polynesia, Guatemala and Kiribati. In September 1985, a magnitude 8.0 quake killed an estimated 9,500 people in and around Mexico City.

Green light flashes: Yahoo News reported that mysterious green and blue flashes lit up the sky outside of Mexico City following the natural disaster.

The governor of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco, told local media at least three people had been killed in San Cristobal de las Casas, a city in the region.

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Such earthquakes can come with a list of aftereffects, including tsunamis and landslides, according to the USGS, which reported aftershocks registering above magnitude 5.

Luis Felipe Puente told the Televisa network that 10 had died in Oaxaca state, three in Chiapas and two in Tabasco.

"I was eating my night snack when the quake occurred".

A death has also been reported in Guatemala.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre warned about possible tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the magnitude at 8.1, but other institutions rated it between 8.2 and 8.4. "The streetlights started swinging back and forth", said Mayaro Ortega, 31, a resident of the capital's north side who went running from her building.

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