Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, has declared three days of national mourning after the strongest natural disaster measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale struck off the country in a century that left at least 61 people dead.
The 8.2-magnitude quake, which hit the nation's Pacific Coast late on Thursday, was felt by about 50 million people across the country. "Widespread destruction has been caused by the quake and about 1.85 million affected people are living under harsh conditions with no electricity and shortage of water", President Nieto said. "My prayers for those who have lost their lives and their families", Francis said at a mass in Colombia.
It can take a minute for seismic waves from a quake's epicentre to reach the capital, several hundred kilometres away.
Authorities said small tsunami waves of up to 40 centimeters were recorded on the far-flung Chatham Islands, with 25 centimeter surges on the New Zealand coast, some 15 hours after the quake.
A study by the seismological service concluded that that quake killed about 400 people and caused severe damage around the port of Manzanillo.
Governor Manuel Velasco earlier told television station Televisa the rooves of homes and a shopping centre had collapsed in San Cristobal, Chiapas - a poor, largely indigenous state popular with tourists.
Three more deaths were reported Saturday from the southern state of Chiapas, where the state government says 15 people have died due to the quake - in addition to the 45 reported deaths in Oaxaca and four deaths in Tobasco. "Homes, schools and hospitals have been affected".
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Civil Defence photos showed the crumbling facade of the Anel hotel in Matias Romero, which had split in half.
In neighbouring Guatemala, President Jimmy Morales appeared on national television to call for calm while emergency crews surveyed damage.
Local radio in the Central American country reported one death, but it could not be confirmed.
State authorities' main priorities are searching people trapped in the wreckage and securing shelter for those forced from their homes, Murat said.
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The interior department in neighboring Puebla state evacuated 1,500 people to storm shelters as a preventative measures, but reported no serious damage or deaths.
It weakened as it made landfall on Friday night.