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Magnitude 8.0 earthquake strikes off the coast of southern Mexico

墨西哥南部海域发生8.0级强震



MEXICO, Sept 7 (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 8 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings in the capital city.

墨西哥,9月7日(路透社)——本周四晚墨西哥南部海域发生8.0级强震,美国地质调查局称墨西哥首都的建筑物都在摇晃。

People in Mexico City ran out into the streets after the quake struck, a Reuters witness said.

路透社目击者称,遭强震袭击后,墨西哥城的人们都蜂拥至大街上。

Its epicentre was 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said. (Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

太平洋海啸预警中心称,震源距皮希希亚潘镇西南约123公里(76英里),深度33公里(21英里),地震可能会引起具有危险性的大范围海啸巨浪。