Powerful Earthquake Hits Mexico City — Magnitude 7.1

Mexico City Earthquake Epicenter Tuesday September 19 2017

A major earthquake struck Mexico City at 18:14:39 UTC (1:14:39 PM CDT). The powerful earthquake affected central Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, causing buildings to sway and facades to collapse from large buildings. The earthquake occurred on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage.

Multiple deaths have been reported. Authorities in Mexico about 6:15 p.m. were reporting 119 people killed from the earthquake. Thirty were killed in Mexico City, 54 were killed in Morelas, and 11 were killed in Puebla state.

M 7.1 – 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico
2017-09-19 18:14:39 UTC 18.584°N 98.399°W 51.0 km depth


Today’s earthquake is the deadliest earthquake since the September 19, 1985 earthquake that killed at least 5,000.

Ninety people were killed Thursday, September 7, 2017 when an 8.2 magnitude earthquake affected especially the southern states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca.

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Mexico City Earthquake Epicenter Tuesday September 19 2017Mexico City Earthquake Epicenter Tuesday September 19 2017. SOURCE: USGS M 7.1 – 5km ENE of Raboso,Mexico

USGS Sample Responses Reported
Sample responses reported from USGS for M 7.1 – 5 km ENE of Raboso, Mexico. SOURCE: USGS

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