Mexico shaken by century’s biggest earthquake.

Mexico is hit by what country’s presidents describe as nation’s strongest earthquake in a century killing atleast 15 people.

The quake, which struck at 23:50 local time on Thursday (04:50 GMT Friday), was felt in Mexico City, with buildings swaying and people running into the street.

President Enrique Peña Nieto said the quake measured 8.2, struck in the Pacific, about 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan.Severe damage has been reported in Oaxaca and Chiapas states.

President Peña Nieto added that some 50 million Mexicans would have felt the tremor and that the death toll might rise.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center(PTWC) said that tsunami waves “reaching more than three metres above the tide level are possible along the coasts of Mexico”. There is a coastal evacuation in Chiapas state, where a state of emergency has been declared.

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