: Mexico City Earthquake


FeXL
Sep 19th, 2017, 04:26 PM
Mexico City hit by powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/19/powerful-earthquake-jolts-mexico-city/)

A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital.

The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue.

Mexico's seismological agency calculated its preliminary magnitude at 7.1 and said its center was east of the city in the state of Puebla.

CubaMark
Sep 19th, 2017, 05:22 PM
Terrifyingly horrible. On the anniversary of the '85 quake, no less. The one thing that will have saved many lives this time around are building standards that were put into place post-'85 to make buildings less likely to collapse. But still, a 7.1 in a city built on a swamp... that's going to cause some damage.

:-(

wonderings
Sep 19th, 2017, 05:24 PM
With all the natural disasters happening it really makes you realize how small we really are.

Macfury
Sep 19th, 2017, 06:02 PM
What's worse is blindly building along coastlines and on land that has been ravaged time and again.

With all the natural disasters happening it really makes you realize how small we really are.