[00:00.00]One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit Mexico shook the southern part of the country Thursday night.
[00:09.82]Mexican officials said Friday at least 32 people had died.
[00:17.05]The 8.2-magnitude earthquake was stronger than the 1985 quake that killed thousands and destroyed large parts of Mexico City.
[00:31.92]Hundreds of buildings collapsed or were damaged. Smaller quakes have followed.
[00:40.15]Officials closed schools Friday in at least 11 states to check them for safety.
[00:47.82]The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chiapas state.
[00:59.56]It was near the point of collision between three tectonic plates, the Cocos, the Caribbean and the North American.
[01:10.76]The USGS said the quake struck at 11:49 p.m. local time Thursday.
[01:19.61]Rodrigo Soberanes, who lives near San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, told the Associated Press that his "house moved like chewing gum."
[01:34.95]The quake caused buildings to move violently in Mexico’s capital more than 1,000 kilometers away.
[01:45.60]In neighboring Guatemala, President Jimmy Morales spoke on national television to call for calm while emergency crews checked for damage.
[01:58.72]“We have reports of some damage and the death of one person, even though we still don’t have details,” Morales said.
[02:09.90]I'm Ashley Thompson.