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Mexico earthquake: Tsunami alert as magnitude 8 tremor rattles buildings in the capital

A very powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sparking tsunami warnings.  The USGS said a magnitude 8 quake struck  123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.  Residents in Mexico City reportedly fled into the streets as buildings shook.
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