Giant earth cracks split in half Jáltipan, Mexico after M8.1 earthquake and tropical storm Katia hit Veracruz

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Mexico was hit by tropical storm Katia less than 24 hours after the most powerful earthquake that hit the country in the last 100 years – a devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake – killed at least 61 people.

Among a tsunami, loud booms and mysterious flash, the tropical storm and the dangerous earthquake produced huge and deep cracks in the ground, splitting up Jáltipan, Veracruz in half.

ground, splitting up Jáltipan, Veracruz in half.

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Giant cracks appear in Jaltipan Veracruz Mexico after M8.1 earthquake and will become worse after tropical torm Katia. via Twitter

Tropical storm Katia made landfall on Saturday as Mexico struggles to recover from earthquake.

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The giant earth fissure divided the city of Jaltipan in half. via Twitter
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As if the ground had collapse a few meters below. via Twitter

The massive 8.1 earthquake struck 60 miles off the southern coast of Mexico near the town of Pijijiapan.

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Oficials say the ground is still very unstable and the cracks in Mexico Veracruz still growing. via Twitter
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Residents of Jaltipan, Veracruz are terrified and feel unsecure. via Twitter

The earthquake was felt across Mexico and as far as Austin, Texas more than 1,300 miles from the epicentre.

Death toll rises to 61 while the US National Hurricane Center said the storm hit Tecolutla in Mexico – Oaxaca (45), Chiapas (12) and Tabasco (4). 200 people have been injured.

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Cracks are passing through the cit in the sate of Veracruz and are still growing away, sonn reaching houses. via Twitter
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The M8.1 earthquake was one of the strongest earthquake in Mexico’s history. via Twitter

Mexico’s president said it was the biggest quake in the country in a century with a million left without power. This is the strongest quake to hit the capital since a 1985 tremor flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands.

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It will take a few weeks before discovering all the cracks in the area. via Twitter
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These cracks in Veracruz are the terrifying consequences of the M8.1 earthquake and will become more of problem due to the furious Katia. via Twitter

Authorities initially declared tsunami alert stretching all the way south to Ecuador with the largest waves recorded in Mexico measuring 175 cm in Chiapas, 101 cm in Salina Cruz, and 72 cm  in Acapulco.

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The atlantic ocean receded after the M8.1 earthquake in Guatemala, before a tsunami wave hit the beach.  via Twitter
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The sea disappeared in Guatemala after the m8.1 earthquake hit Mexico.  via Twitter
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It seems that the same giant receding phenomenon is ocurring in the Bahamas after the passage of Irma. via Twitter

Double trouble in Mexico: Mexico is hit by tropical storm Katia, less than 24 hours after devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake which killed at least 61 people. Make a prayer for them!

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