This is a developing story and it will be updated as details emerge.
An earthquake registering a 8.4 magnitude hit off the coast of Mexico just after midnight on Friday. Early reports say five people are dead, including two children. The quake could be felt as far away as Austin, Texas.
Scientists are still unsure of the actual strength of the quake, with reports varying between 8.0 and 8.4 at the time of this article.
Buildings in a number of towns near the epicenter suffered major damage. Mexico City residents had scattered reports of building damage as well.
Here is the latest from Fox News.
At least five people died in a massive earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico early Friday, promting tsumani waves in the country that measured up to 2.3 feet.
The United States Geological Survey said that a magnitude 8.1 quake hit about 73 miles off Tres Picos, Mexico, along Mexico’s southern coast.
Its epicenter was 102 miles west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state and had a depth of about 21 miles. The quake was so powerful, it sent people fleeing from buildings 650 miles away in Mexico City.
Here is incredible video from the moment the quake hit.
— ❤ Penélope ❤ (@Pennie_Bennie) September 8, 2017
Here is video of the famous “El Angel” statue in Mexico City, swaying during the quake.
— Fred Vega (@Fred_Vega) September 8, 2017
Here is the live feed from Right Side Broadcasting, from just after the quake. After the live feed ends, the entire broadcast will be archived for view.
This article will be updated as news breaks.