The death toll from an 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico has reached 15, according to the head of the country’s Disaster Management Agency.
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“The death toll is 15 in all… based on the figures from each state,” Ricardo de la Cruz, head of the Disaster Management Agency, told Milenio TV.
The quake, which hit about 75 miles southwest of the town of Tres Picos in the southern state of Chiapas, was registered in local calculations as having a magnitude of 8.2, making it the largest to hit Mexico in 100 years.
The US Geological Survey reported the quake’s magnitude at 8.1.
Waves of more than 3.3 feet (1 meter) were measured off Salina Cruz, Mexico, following the quake, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Smaller waves were observed in several other locations.