Mexico earthquake triggers ‘desert tsunami’ 1,500 miles away in Death Valley cave
At least four people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the latest deadly earthquake to hit the region.
The 8.1-magnitude tremor triggered a tsunami that unleashed its wave in the world’s deepest cave, sparking fresh controversy over whether people should be allowed access to the remote locations.
It generated a wave that swept across the desert about 7 miles (11 km) offshore of the California city of Las Vegas and damaged about 100 homes, according to the US Geological Survey.
Tropical storms have followed the earthquake, which also triggered a 6-foot (1.8-m) tsunami.
It was only the latest in a series of deadly earthquakes which have torn through the United States this year.
Looting and looting: A woman looks through a window at the earthquake and tsunami affected area of Manila, Philippines, where dozens were killed and hundreds injured
Rescue effort: A dog is pulled by another dog as search and rescue teams look for survivors in a cave in the Philippines
Survivors: A man hugs his dog, who was pulled by another dog, after surviving the earthquake and tsunami, in the Philippines
In the Philippines, two tourist islands have also been badly hit by powerful earthquakes, according to the US Geological Survey.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center confirmed that a 6.3-magnitude quake struck the Philippines near Catanduanes island, causing significant damage to buildings and an oil storage facility.
It was the second major quakes to hit the islands in two days and came exactly a year after hundreds of people were killed by a 7.1-magnitude quake, making them the hardest-hit region since the devastating September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The earthquake caused minor damage and people were without electricity and gas in parts of the city.
An earthquake and tsunami have killed more than 60 people in Indonesia, with more than 230 injured.
Indonesia’s national disaster agency said the tsunami was triggered by the 8.1-