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) south of
Pijijiapan, with a
Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).
 The magnitude was estimated to be
The earthquake caused some buildings in
Mexico City to tremble, prompting people to evacuate.
 It also generated a
tsunami with waves of 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in) above tide level;
 and tsunami alerts were issued for surrounding areas.
 Mexico's president called it the strongest earthquake recorded in the country, in a century.
 It was also the second strongest recorded in the country's history, behind the
magnitude 8.6 earthquake in 1787,
 and the most intense recorded globally in 2017.