8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Southern Mexico

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An 8.0 magnitude has struck southern Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake hit about 50 miles southwest of Pijijiapan, near the border of Guatemala, but could be felt in the the capital of Mexico City, the Associated Press reported.

A tsunami threat is possible off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico, according to NOAA’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.