Southern Mexico Earthquake: Photos & Videos From the Scene


A massive earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck near the southern portion Mexico on September 8.

The quake hit off the coast of Mexico near the border with Guatemala, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The extent of the damage is currently unknown, but USGS geophysicist Jana Pursely told CNN she believes there will be damage near the coast of Chiapas.

“The shaking along the coast of Chiapas at this point is estimated to be very strong to severe,” Pursely said to the news outlet. “I would expect damage along the coast of Chiapas.”

Social media users say that the 8.0 quake was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City and had a depth of 20 miles. While there are no immediate signs of tsunamis, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is monitoring the area for possible occurrences.

Some social media users posted some incredible photos and videos from around the scene. Here are some of those pictures and videos from the earthquake: