My best friend who works for UPS was in Mexico City at the time. He said his hotel's walls fell down and things fell on him, but they made it out okay. The hotel's staff is giving them coffee and tea outside while they wait it out in the dark. One of the workers went back in to retrieve his cell phone. He said they are really trying to calm the people and help them be comfortable. I asked him how big it felt and he said it felt about the same as the Northridge EQ. He lived in Northridge at the time, so that's a pretty accurate example.
What an ordeal and story he'll have to tell when he gets back to L.A.... if he can. He said he's hearing the entire city is a mess.
In a message dated 9/7/2017 11:38:37 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 8.0 Date-Time
- 8 Sep 2017 04:49:18 UTC
- 7 Sep 2017 23:49:18 near epicenter
- 7 Sep 2017 20:49:18 standard time in your timezone
Location 15.029N 93.807W Depth 35 km Distances
- 97 km (60 miles) SW (221 degrees) of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico
- 107 km (66 miles) WSW (245 degrees) of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico
- 117 km (73 miles) S (182 degrees) of Tonal�, Chiapas, Mexico
- 165 km (102 miles) W (275 degrees) of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
- 356 km (221 miles) W (278 degrees) of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.4 km; Vertical 1.9 km Parameters Nph = 110; Dmin = 233.9 km; Rmss = 1.43 seconds; Gp = 32°
Event ID us 2000ahv0