Mexico Shaken By "Most Powerful Earthquake In A Century", At Least 15 Dead

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Southern Mexico was shaken late Thursday by an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 15 people, triggered a tsunami warning and was felt as far away as Mexico City . Despite the immense power of the tremor, which Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto described as “the most powerful earthquake in a century," authorities said it had caused limited damage - but warned residents in affected areas to brace for aftershocks.

According to the Associated Press, the quake caused buildings to sway violently in Mexico's capital more than 650 miles away from its epicenter. Residents fled buildings in their pajamas and gathered in frightened groups in the street.

While Mexico City avoided the widespread devastation of a 1985 quake that killed thousands, the tremor was strong enough to shatter windows at Mexico City airport and knock out power for one million residents, according to Reuters. For many, access has yet to be restored.

A number of buildings suffered severe damage in parts of southern Mexico. Some of the worst initial reports came from Juchitan in Oaxaca state, where sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and other buildings were reduced to rubble. The cornice of a hotel fell in the southern tourist city of Oaxaca, a witness told Reuters. The tremor was felt as far away as neighboring Guatemala.

The death toll could rise as first responders look for more victims in the affected area. The government closed schools Friday in at least 11 states to check them for safety, according to the AP.

Chiapas Gov. Manuel Velasco said that three people were killed in San Cristobal, including two women who died when a house and a wall collapsed. He asked that people who live near the coast leave their homes for protection in case there are aftershocks.

"There is damage to hospitals that have lost energy," he said. "Homes, schools and hospitals have been damaged."

One witness said his house moved “like chewing gum.”

“‘The house moved like chewing gum and the light and internet went out momentarily,’ said Rodrigo Soberanes, who lives near San Cristobal de las Casas in the southernmost state of Chiapas.”

Tabasco Gov. Arturo Nunez said two children had died in his state. One of them was killed when a wall collapsed. The other, a baby, died in a children's hospital that lost electricity, cutting off the infant's ventilator. Meanwhile, the town hall in San Cristobal was badly damaged.


The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said waves more than three feet above the tide level were measured off Salina Cruz. Smaller tsunami waves were observed in several other places. The center's forecast said Ecuador, El Salvador and Guatemala could see waves of a meter or less. Hawaii and much of the South Pacific were expected to be unaffected. In neighboring Guatemala, President Jimmy Morales asked residents to stay calm while security crews checked for damage.

"We have reports of some damage and the death of one person, even though we still don't have details," Morales said. He said the unconfirmed death occurred in San Marcos state near the border with Mexico.

Lucy Jones, a seismologist in California who works with the U.S. Geological Survey, told the AP that the quake was expected.

"Off the west coast of Mexico is what's called the subduction zone, the Pacific Plate is moving under the Mexican peninsula," she said. "It's a very flat fault, so it's a place that has big earthquakes relatively often because of that."


"There's likely to be a small tsunami going to the southwest. It's not going to be coming up and affecting California or Hawaii," she said. "For tsunami generation, an 8 is relatively small."

Pena Nieto and his team set up a response center to coordinate a response to the quake.

Meanwhile, residents of nearby Veracruz are preparing for the possible landfall of category 2 Hurricane Katia, one of three active cyclones in the Atlantic basin. Further north, in Southeastern Florida, hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to evacuate as Hurricane Irma, currently a category four storm, is expected to make a historic landfall this weekend.

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Separately, in what some have described as a "fascinating" phenomenon, a mysterious glow called earthquake lights appeared in the skies above Mexico’s capital, baffling residents who had gathered outside to commiserate about the quake, according to RT. The lights could be seen flashing above Mexico City in hues of greens and white.


Little is known about the phenomenon, RT says, though it can sometimes be explained by exploding generators or power grids. Some scientists believe the tectonic movement of rocks like quartz generates a piezoelectric field, which produces flashes of light.

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FreeShitter's picture

Its Nibiru 



Give_me_liberty_or's picture

Luke 21:11 11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

what about CME's?

Swampster's picture

Imagine the'NAZI  jew run media and the 'NAZI jew controlled FBI not being able to identify these nazi jews posing as white supremicists....

UndergroundPost's picture

Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.


Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?


Dr. Raymond Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.


Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.


Dr. Raymond Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!


Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...


Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!


Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

J S Bach's picture

Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and ebola outbreaks.  All we need is that asteroid to hit and we'll have everyone's biblical doomsday scenario covered.

Joe Davola's picture

Haven't scrolled down far enough to check for the inevitable post about the solar storm and/or global warming charging the planet - resulting in earthquakes, hurricanes and Hillary's loss.

Oldwood's picture


Was it not predicted that x type solar flares are associated with earthquakes and just another coincidence that they see magnetic discharge as lights in the sky. Wasn't the wave from the solar flare supposed to reach earth Thursday/Friday?

Seems a real enough possibility to me....or is everything simply random fate?

Conscious Reviver's picture

"The lights could be seen flashing above Mexico City in hues of greens and white." HAARP discharge.?

Benjamin123's picture

Human sacrifice is widely practiced. Among other names it goes by "collateral damage". This sacrifice is often dissmised as justified and a "necessary sacrifice"

What? Nobody expects a line of convicts to be sacrificed atop of a pyramid, but there are other ways.

Similarly, conquering armies dont do any looting, sacking and enslaving of captive populations anymore. Instead, puppet governments are installed that privatize all state companies. Privatize means giving it away to foreigners for pennies on the dollar. So looting by another name.

The enslaving is carried by destroying the local economy, forcing millions of local men to flee looking for work, for pennies on the dollar. Nobody needs to chain anyone to a boat.

The women flee as well, looking to marry foreigners or occupation troops. War brides, not unlike a cherokee raiding party. Ukranian dating?

Colonel's picture


Or how the white US Navy sailor gets his government issued filipino "bride" while on leave SE Asia. Same as it ever was.

RagnarRedux's picture

"Luke 21:11 11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven."

Like there always has been. In fact, this shit pales in comparison to the volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, ice ages, meteor impacts, etc of past periods.

Took Red Pill's picture

god is punishing Mexico for not paying for Trump's wall.

Give_me_liberty_or's picture

that's not the only prophecy currently coming to pass

illuminatus's picture

Has there ever been a time when that or worse has not happened on this planet?

A. Boaty's picture

I predict exactly the same things. That makes me gawd!

eishund's picture

that comes under "great signs from heaven".

MFL5591's picture

Another underground nuclear game by the globaists?  Most likely!

Pleb_From_Windsorstan's picture

According to Alois Irlmaier, this is the future

1. First, a prosperity like never comes!
2. Then, an apostasy as never follows.
3. Then a moral corruption as never before.
4. Then comes a large number of strangers into the country.
5. There is a great inflation. The money will lose more and more value.
6. Soon after followed the Revolution.
7. Then the Russians invaded the West overnight.

Read more about it:

Also read about Seer Rensburg, Anton Johansson etc.

A namesake documenting the same :

Anteater's picture

Wrong timeline. This has already happened:

Prosperity like never was QEn, greatest market boom in history.

Apostacy would obviously be Hillary.

Moral corruption clearly Trump.

'Large number of strangers' the Kushner's people around Trump.

Great inflation? Today, Trump says put the Debt on Full-Auto.

Soon after, the Revolution ...yeah... in Irlmaier's underpants.

Americans would eating processed dog shit and still not revolt.

The Russian Jews already invaded. They own Ziopig A and Ziopig B.

How was it a 'choice' between two bloated septegenarian criminals?

If you saw them naked, their crimes exposed, you'd projectile vomit.

How was that a 'choice', between a Clinton mafiya and a Trump mafiya?

"You don't have a choice. You are owned. They own you!" George Carlin

poland spring's picture

CME did come a few days ago, one of the highest on record.  Thoese electrons should be hitting earth now/yesterday/next few days and hence charged the earth which had to be released via earthquake.

DutchSinse on Youtube predicted the earthquake in Mexico on 9/6 because there were 2 volcanoes that erupted south of that area and he said that Mexico has been quiet since the volcano eruption.


SuspiciousObservers on Youtube also talked about the implications of the x-class solar flare and longtime viewers understand what happens when those things happens and the effects on earth.  This actually may superboost Irma...

poland spring's picture

Check the 13 minute - 15 minute mark.  Exactly what happened in Mexico....and he said this on 9/6



Anteater's picture

If there's a 'great tribulation' on November 21st, then we'll know it's

the Luciferian Kabbalaists again, triggering the deluded Evangelicals

to bmob yet another innocent MENA potential profit center for Zion.

What's Donald up to now, as a 'Great Friend of Israel'? Seven fronts?

They don't announce US deaths anymore, ... soldiers or contractors.

Madison's_Ghost's picture

Two, back to back, earlier this week - including thelargest in 14th largest recorded alnog with a Coronal Hole, which is associated with earthquake activity.

HardAssets's picture

As long as we don't see 4 giant horsemen up in the clouds, we're still o.k.

HRClinton's picture

If you do see 4 giant horsemen in the sky, you need to stop drinking the tap water or start taking your meds.

This is it's picture

That's it? Just 15?what does that do for gold? Meh

HRClinton's picture

15 dead? That's less than a holiday weekend in Chicago.

Naggers will not be pleased, that the quake gets more TV coverage than they do.

Aerows's picture

Is this a competition to see how many people can be affected by natural disasters?

grunk's picture

Do we have to take more illegals now?

krispkritter's picture

I like my tequila martinis shaken, not stirred.

Bill of Rights's picture

This should be TOP NEWS



The population of the U.S. was about 324 million as of Jan. 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which means the Equifax incident affects a huge portion of the United States.  Equifax said it discovered the breach on July 29. “Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files,” the company said.

Shares of Equifax fell more than 5 percent during after-hours trading.

Equifax said exposed data includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver’s license numbers, all of which the company aims to protect for its customers.


And the CEO assholes sold millions of share the following day!

Aerows's picture

Worked as a contractor for Equifax in the IT department for exactly one week.  I quit immediately after they started crowing about people being bottom feeders and how they were going to treat their employees like "bottom-feeders".  Intelligent people know how what is coming.


Want to know how *not* to retain people that you are making offers to?  That's how.  Show that you are going to treat everybody like "bottom-feeders".

You want to be a big-shot?  Don't act like one - pray nobody figures out that is what you are trying to be. 

bloofer's picture

I worked for Equifax for a month or so one summer. It was a temp job where they had hired about 20 people to sell some software. There was supposedly a bonus in it for those who met a sales quota, but the one and only time anyone did this, they changed the rules so they wouldn't have to pay it.

The real kicker was when one of the ladies got a job elsewhere and gave her two-week notice. She was escorted from the building by security a couple of hours later--actually pulled out of a meeting by security and removed from the building. I suppose they thought this would humiliate her. The rest of us made a mental note not to give them notice when the time came to move on.

They work pretty hard at treating employees like crap.

waspwench's picture

Equifax discovered the breach on July 29 and we are only hearing about it now - a whole month later.

They certainly gave themselves plenty of time to hide everything they needed to hide.

A company like Equifax cannot keep our data safe and yet the government wants to go cashless!   Give me strength.   There will always be hackers and nothing is ever going to be 100% secure.   I note that Equifax is being sued - so what?   No-one except the lawyers will ever see a cent of any settlement and if your credit gets trashed that will be your problem.

css1971's picture

Fucking racist nazi Trump!

Bill of Rights's picture

Go take your meds weirdo...

waspwench's picture

Huh.   What's Trump got to do with it?

spanish inquisition's picture

It's like a couple of teenagers with a bottle of booze are in the HARRP control room.

Antivenom's picture

precursors for Yellowstone

dogismycopilot's picture

So, does this mean Mexico will be less of a shit hole now or more? I'm confused.

just the tip's picture

so.  mexico suffers an M8.1 earthquake to pay for america's sins.  got it.

Megaton Jim's picture

Yes, God is punishing all those poor, corn farming Nazi's down there!

youngman's picture

8.0 is big....but it did not do too was offshore maybe that is the far away for the towns....just lucky

NickPeeMe's picture

When is this Nazi Trump going to stop punishing Mexico?