Powerful earthquake pounds central Mexico – Dozens killed

See video of building collapsing (below).


A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico at 1:14 p.m. (2:15 p.m. EDT) today, killing dozens, toppling buildings and sending thousands screaming into the streets.

Buildings swayed violently in the center of Mexico City, including in the historic districts of El Centro and Roma. Electricity and phone lines were down in parts of the capital.

According to the USGS, the earthquake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City.



Mexico’s President, Enrique Pena, said 27 buildings had collapsed in Mexico City. The city’s Mayor, Miguel Angel Mancera, said it was too early to tell if there were casualties.

At least 42 people died in the state of Morelos, just south of Mexico City, the state’s governor said. Authorities reported other deaths in neighboring Puebla and the State of Mexico.

See video of building collapsing:





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2 thoughts on “Powerful earthquake pounds central Mexico – Dozens killed”

  1. tv today showed a clip taken by an aussie tourist on a boat at the time
    water was moving pretty savagely
    would have been so much worse on land;-(
    one tiny sunspots leaving n the sun appears to be going blank again
    expecting quakes to rise in numbers.
    NZ had a 5 near Blenheim again also and a larger one offshore.
    soda springs usa, area hasnt let up either

  2. Hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions.. welcome to the new Little Ice Age. Note that LIAs and also major glaciations are always preceded by sharp rises in temperature. Ice Ages are the norm.. typically 100,000 years, interspersed by short periods of melting and interglacial warmth. I fear the fact that we are on the cusp of a MAJOR glaciation, and not just a Little Ice Age

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