Deadly magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - UPDATE:

Mexico has now raised the number of dead from the 8.1 magnitude earthquake to 15.
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Authorities in Mexico said they are evacuating residents in Puerto Madero in Chiapas as a precaution due to a tsunami alert put in place after a major earthquake struck the country.

Chiapas' civil protection agency tweeted that the evacuation was underway and posted photos of residents getting off a truck and going into what appeared to be a shelter. No further details have been provided.

A tsunami warning was put in place after the earthquake hit Mexico's southern coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said that the quake had a magnitude of 8.1, while Mexico's president said it was 8.2. At least five deaths have been confirmed in Mexico, with the death toll expected to rise.

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