Powerful earthquake hits southern Mexico, at least one dead, reports

The quake triggered tsunami warnings as far away as South America

Updated: June 23, 2020 - 3:04pm

A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning along the Pacific coast through Central and South America. 

The epicenter of the quake was in the southeastern state of Oaxaca, and shock waves could be felt as far away as Mexico City, about 430 miles northwest, according to wire service reports.

At least one person was reportedly killed in a building collapse, and there are reports of minor damage.

 

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