M8.1 Significant Earthquake in Mexico

While we were sleeping, a very large magnitude 8.1 (Mww) / 7.2 (mb) earthquake hit near Pijijiapan, Mexico.  The event occurred at 04:49 hrs UTC (12:49 pm CST) at a depth of 70kms.  The depth of this event suggests it occurred in a subducting plate of a tectonically complex region —>> READ HERE.

Damage reports are preliminary and are expected to increase in severity, READ MORE HERE.

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