Early this morning, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico. It has now upgraded to 8.1. The tremor stuck at a depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles) and triggered a tsunami warning off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has already issued a statement on his Twitter, saying emergency protocols have been put in place.
He tweeted, “Civil protection protocols are activated, including the National Emergency Committee, after earthquake 8.0 magnitude”