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September 8, 2017 (04:49:21 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 8.1 Offshore Mexico

A magnitude 8.1 earthquake has occurred offshore Mexico.  It was felt as far away as Mexico City and Guatemala City.  This occurred as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia were approaching from the east.  There are early reports of 32 deaths from this earthquake, with homes, schools and hospitals damaged.

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