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7.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 44 in Mexico, collapses buildings; reports of people trapped

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techbeck    5,103

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least 44 people and leaving multiple people reportedly trapped in collapsed buildings.

 

Mexico State Gov. Alfredo del Mazo said the quake has killed at least two people in his state, which borders Mexico City. Del Mazo said a quarry worker was killed from a rock slide due to the quake, and another died when after being hit by a falling lamppost.

 

At least another 42 were killed in the central Mexican state of Morelos, Gov. Graco Ramirez said. Of those who died, 12 were in the city of Jojutla, and four were in the state capital of Cuernavaca. 

 

The epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, according to the USGS.

 

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/19/7-1-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-mexico-city.html

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Jim K    9,047

 

 

 

 

 

Comes on the day of the 1985 earthquake which left "10,000 people dead, 30,000 injured"

 

Terrible. :( 

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techbeck    5,103
3 hours ago, Jim K said:

Comes on the day of the 1985 earthquake which left "10,000 people dead, 30,000 injured"

 

Terrible. :( 

Over 100 dead now. 

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+Zagadka    1,910

Been living under the likely event of a major earthquake my entire life... so these events are sobering.

 

The solace I take is that, at least in California, mostly built recently, is constructed exactly for surviving a quake. Those brick buildings are just going to liquefy. Things over 3 stories are generally avoided. You look at places like an urban area in Iran or Mexico, where a quake can easily kill hundreds or thousands in a few seconds because their structures are just poorly built...

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techbeck    5,103

225 now dead.  :(

16 hours ago, Zagadka said:

You look at places like an urban area in Iran or Mexico, where a quake can easily kill hundreds or thousands in a few seconds because their structures are just poorly built...

Like Haiti...

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