Just days later, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City on September 19, 2017, toppling structures and prompting evacuations across Mexico’s capital. Key Points. It was the strongest to strike there in a century. Authorities confirmed at least 96 deaths.

An earthquake hit off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico, about midnight on Friday. There have been 45 confirmed deaths in the state of Oaxaca, 10 in Chiapas and three in Tabasco.

On September 7, 2017, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Mexico, claiming at least 98 lives. Mexico still tallying the economic cost of big earthquake. Published Tue, Sep 26 2017 6:05 AM EDT. Is this the strongest one they've had? The 2017 Chiapas earthquake struck at 23:49 CDT on 7 September (local time; 04:49 on the 8th UTC) in the Gulf of Tehuantepec off the southern coast of Mexico, near state of Chiapas, approximately 87 kilometres (54 mi) southwest of Pijijiapan (alternately, 101 kilometres (63 mi) south-southwest of Tres Picos), with a Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).

Tremors were felt in Mexico City, more than 600 miles away. Focal mechanism solutions for the earthquake indicate slip occurred on either a fault dipping very shallowly towards the southwest, or on steeply dipping fault striking NW-SE.

Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday's powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores … The September 8th, 2017, M 8.2 earthquake offshore Chiapas, Mexico, occurred as the result of normal faulting at an intermediate depth.