Update: Mexico's biggest earthquake in a century has killed 58

The quake triggered tsunami waves.

Officials in Mexico say the death toll from an overnight earthquake has reached 58. 

The head of the country's civil defense agency tells The Associated Press the magnitude 8.1 quake left at least 45 people dead in Oaxaca, the hardest-hit state. There were also victims in two other southern Mexican states, Chiapas and Tabasco. 

The quake's epicenter was off the Mexican coast but NBC News says tremors were felt more than 400 miles inland in Mexico City. 

Below is our story from earlier Friday:

At least 32 killed in largest earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years

A huge earthquake hit just off the coast of Mexico's southern shore late Thursday night, killing at least 32 people and causing tsunami waves

The Associated Press says houses and a hotel toppled and people fled into the streets when the quake hit just off the coast of the state of Chiapas, near Mexico's border with Guatemala. 

The quake could be felt as far as Mexico City, which is more than 600 miles away, the Washington Post says

At least 32 people have been killed in the earthquake, the AP tweeted before 10 a.m. But that number could rise, as media outlets are reporting some people are trapped under rubble. 

It was one of Mexico's biggest quakes ever

The earthquake measured 8.2 magnitudes, according to Mexico’s National Seismological Service, making it the most intense earthquake in Mexico in nearly a century, President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted.

However, the U.S. Geological Survey says it was an 8.1-magnitude quake, which is the same strength as the 1985 earthquake that hit Mexico City, killing thousands of people.

The agency also issued a "red alert" after the quake, which means "high casualties and extensive damage are probable and the disaster is likely widespread." 

The earthquake was one of the biggest in Mexico's history, but doesn't crack the top 20 largest earthquakes on record. 

Earthquake, hurricanes and wildfires

This is just the latest natural disaster to hit North America recently. 

First it was Hurricane Harvey, which killed at least 70 people in Texas. Now Hurricane Katia is bashing the eastern coast of Mexico, while deadly Hurricane Irma barrels towards Florida. Then there's Hurricane Jose, which is making its way towards the Caribbean. 

And all this is happening while wildfires destroy the western United States

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