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Powerful earthquake rocks Mexico, USGS warns tsunami

MEXICO CITY: A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico late Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, with seismologists warning of a tsunami of more than three meters (10 feet). The quake hit offshore in the Pacific about 120 kilomet ers (75 miles) southwest of the town of Tres Picos in far southern Chiapas state, the USGS said. "Based on all available data ... widespread hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. "Tsunami waves reaching more than…