Moving to another coast now. Rescuers are scouring homes in southern Mexico. They're looking for survivors after a tremendous earthquake struck about 74 miles offshore on Thursday night. With a magnitude of 8.1, the tremor was capable of destroying entire towns.
On average, the world only sees about one quake this powerful every year. Mexico hasn't had a tremor like this for a century. It struck an impoverished area. There were multiple aftershocks. And government officials say it killed dozens of people. Many in the region were asleep when the quake struck near midnight.
It was felt hundreds of miles away, in places like Mexico City, in Guatemala City, and it generated a tsunami, a massive ocean wave that measured almost six feet in one area. Mexico's military and police are helping the search for survivors and distribution of medical supplies.