Mexico: Oaxaca residents crushed beneath falling houses as earthquake hits *GRAPHIC*

Local residents of Oaxaca Juchitan were injured by collapsing buildings in Juchitan, Oaxaca, on Friday, when an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8 — 8.4 hit Mexico's southern Pacific Coast. The earthquake is believed to have a depth of 33km (21 miles), with its epicentre located 123km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan. Local roads were littered with rubble from houses... Еще that had collapsed. Emergency services quickly arrived on the scene to help those injured. The earthquake prompted Tsunami warnings across eight Central American countries, which are expected within the next three hours according to the Pacific Tsunami warning centre. The waves are expected to reach Fiji, Kiribati and French Polynesia. The last earthquake of comparable size hit Mexico City in 1985, killing thousands and causing heavy damage to the city.

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