Mexico City Reeling from Massive Earthquake Archive

Mexico City Reeling from Catastrophic Earthquake

Archived from 9/20/17: Merely 11 days after a magnitude-8.1 quake struck off Mexico's southern Pacific coast, causing the loss of dozens of lives, we have yet a similar tragedy to report from the region. According to ABC News, more than 200 people are dead after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico Tuesday afternoon. The earthquake struck about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City but caused extensive damage there, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, according to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who did a flyover of the city Tuesday afternoon. 

Whether or not there is a geological relation to the two earthquakes is unknown, but we will continually report on this situation as it grows