MEXICO CITY- (AP) - A powerful earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital city, causing people to flee swaying buildings and knocking out lights to part of the city.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.0 and its epicenter was 165 kilometers (102 miles) west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state. It had a depth of 35 kilometers.
Even in distant Mexico City the quake was felt so strongly that frightened residents gathered in the streets in the dark, fearing buildings would collapse.
SISMO Magnitud 8.0 Loc. 137 km al SUROESTE de TONALA, CHIS 07/09/17 23:49:20 Lat 14.95 Lon -94.27 Pf 19 km— Sismológico Nacional (@SSNMexico) September 8, 2017