FIGURE 9 | Dashboard showing the distribution of regular and irregular structures and the impact on the damage grade of the building. This earthquake comes on the heels of another magnitude 8.1 quake Sept. 7 that left more than 90 people dead and was the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century. A wall is damaged at a home in Tlayacapan on Wednesday, September 20. The building is from the 1930s and just survived a big earthquake, so I knew I would be OK.", Wilson told CNN: "The doors were flapping open, the windows, everything.". Windows buckled and shattered, falling several stories to the ground while thousands of people streamed into the streets running away from buildings and potential gas leaks. A building is damaged in Mexico City on September 19. Video on social media showed debris falling from Mexico City's National Employment Service building. Two powerful earthquakes struck Mexico in September 2017: one in southern Mexico on September 7 that caused severe damage in Chiapas, Oaxaca and other states—and another on September 19 in central Mexico that brought devastation to Mexico City and the states of Puebla and Morelos. After two earthquakes hit Central Mexico on September 7th and September 19th, 2017, there were different petitions to force the "Instituto Nacional Electoral" (National Electoral Institute), the Mexican Senate, and President Enrique Peña Nieto to donate most or all of the money destined for the upcoming 2018 general elections be redirected to victims of the natural disaster in Mexico City and neighbor … The 2017 Puebla earthquake in astrogeography. The quake left the busiest city in Mexico in chaos. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos. Rescuers in Mexico City work to save a child. magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck off the southern coast, trapped inside the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school, 22 bodies were found in the debris of a school, president says, Strong earthquake comes on anniversary of devastating 1985 quake. , A post shared by Ricardo Ramos V (@rramos1032) on Sep 19, 2017 at 11:23am PDT, A post shared by Marissa Neyra ✌ (@maryssa43) on Sep 19, 2017 at 3:20pm PDT. Rescue workers remove rubble from a Mexico City building on September 19. "This earthquake is smaller but closer to many more people. Dorothy Munoz told CNN that she was watching a TV special on the 1985 earthquake when the earth shook for real. But then all of a sudden, you're like this isn't cool at all," he said. Thousands of Mexico City residents fled office buildings and hugged to calm each other along the central Reforma Avenue as alarms blared, and traffic stopped around the Angel of Independence monument. On September 19, the Mw7.1 “Puebla” earthquake struck Mexico City and surrounding states, causing the most fatalities (369) and damage of any temblor since the Michoacán event in 1985. Hours after the quake, rescue workers were still clawing through the wreckage of a primary school that partly collapsed in the city's south looking for any children who might be trapped. © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. And "time is against us.". This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Tony Galil said there were damaged buildings in the city of Cholula, including collapsed church steeples. The earthquake is the deadliest in Mexico since the 1985 quake that killed thousands. A man is rescued under rubble in Mexico City's Condesa area on September 19. That quake left a huge scar on the city, resulting in changes in building codes and greater protections against earthquakes, such as the drills that took place hours earlier. Ramos said he got into a car with his driver and went to check on his 99-year-old grandfather, Pedro Cabrero, who lives in a high rise. The Latin Grammy Awards ceremony is still scheduled for Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with a live telecast on Univision. "The floor gently rocked as if a big truck went by," Wilson said. The earthquakes of 2017 and 2018 impacted 621 temples within the State of Puebla, recalling that not only the Archdiocese of Puebla but also the Diocese of Tehuacán and the Diocese of Huajuapan de León, in Oaxaca, were affected. In the 2017 Central Mexico Earthquake, the closer proximity to the epicenter and different frequency content of the seismic event produced higher peak ground accelerations, averaging up … A woman in Mexico City cries as she tries to reach people on her cell phone after the quake. The research is part on an on-going effort to better understand Mexico's earthquake risks. "I saw a lot of damaged buildings where the exteriors had fallen. People sleep on the street next to damaged homes in Jojutla on September 20. The earthquake that killed 370 people in Mexico was so powerful that the whole tectonic plate broke up, scientists say. People gather on a Mexico City street after office buildings were evacuated because of the quake. The death toll is expected to rise. Electricity and cellphone service was interrupted in many areas and traffic was snarled as signal lights went dark. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City. Rescuers work in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on September 19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. This map shows where a deadly 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tue., Sept. 19, 2017. President Enrique Peña Nieto said 22 bodies were found in the debris of an elementary school in Mexico City that collapsed due to the earthquake. The 2017 Puebla earthquake struck at 13:14 CDT (18:14 UTC) on 19 September 2017 with a magnitude estimated to be 7.1 on the Seismic scale approximately 55 km (34 mi) south of Puebla. Tuesday's earthquake took place on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985. Rescue workers in Mexico City search for people trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen school on September 19. Georg Stockhorst September 20, 2017. Earlier in the day, workplaces across the city held readiness drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake, a magnitude 8.0 shake, which killed thousands of people and devastated large parts of Mexico City. Abaroa says the academy's "thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by these catastrophic events and ones that may come.". Scientists still do not know exactly how an underground push with a magnitude of 8.2 tore the mantle and crust, striking near the city of Puebla in September 2017. 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We got to experience another terrible #earthquake, this time during a location scout," he wrote on Instagram. We got to experience another terrible #earthquake, this time during a location scout. MEXICO CITY -- A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, killing more than 130 people, cracking building facades and scattering rubble on streets in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. First published on September 19, 2017 / 2:31 PM. This was the second earthquake to hit Mexico in two weeks. According to 2017 Earthquake Impact Database (source), the death toll now stands at 248 (Mexico City 117, Puebla 43, Morelos 72, Oaxaca 1, Guerrero 3). Proximity makes a big difference," she told CBS News. A powerful 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, ... Mexico’s seismological agency said the epicenter was east of the capital in the state of Puebla. Nearly 5 million customers were still without power early Wednesday. Soldiers remove debris from a collapsed building in Mexico City on September 20. Initial calculations show that more than 30 million people would have felt moderate shaking from Tuesday's quake. She said she saw glass bursting out of the windows of some buildings. On Tuesday 19 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 near Puebla, Mexico – approximately 140km south-east of Mexico City. The count did not include one death that officials in the southern state of Oaxaca reported earlier as quake-related. Nomination announcements were scheduled for Wednesday. President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday [Sept. 27] that preliminary accounting of the damage caused by the two big earthquakes that hit … Children's toys are seen in a damaged building in Mexico City on September 20. "He tells me he's ready for a tequila," he said of his grandfather. "Here in downtown Los Angeles, we have a factor of five amplification because of soils. 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