An earthquake of magnitude 8 M at a depth of 35 km occurred near the southwestern coasts of Chiapas State on 8 September at 4.49 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 96 km southwest of Pijijiapan city (population 15 400 people). USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to "Severe" for 161 000 people and up to "Very Strong" for 920 000 people.
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