The worst-hit city is Juchitan, in the southern state of Oaxaca, where at least 36 bodies were pulled from ruins, and a large number of buildings collapsed, including the city's town hall.
Guatemala was also hit by this natural disaster; the president says they have lost at least one other life.
The natural disaster triggered tsunami waves as high as 3.3 feet at the port of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca, according to the US National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning.
In a tweet by President Enrique Peña Nieto, the premier offered timely condolences to all the families who have lost their lives in the natural disaster thus far. The warning was later lifted. Throughout Friday, there were several after shocks hitting the region.
Pope Francis, addressing an open air Mass on a visit to Colombia, said he was praying "for those who have lost their lives and their families".
The natural disaster of magnitude 8.1 quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, was also registered off Mexico's southern coast just as heavy rains from Hurricane Katia lashed the east.
Videos on social media showed significant tremors in various parts of the country, as well as major damage to buildings and infrastructure.
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