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Chiapas
Local residents and authorities in southern Mexico have restored the water flow to a series of crystalline pools and waterfalls known as Agua Azul. The flow of pristine water had been interrupted by a Sept. 19 magnitude-7.1 quake and a Sept. 7 temblor with a magnitude of 8.1. The quakes had altered a branch in...
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A trip to Mexico’s indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim community had sprung up in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. In the southern state of Chiapas, home to a lush mountainous landscape, I photographed members of a small Muslim community made up of hundreds of mostly indigenous Tzotzil men and women, many...
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The National Seismological Service (SSN, for its acronym in Spanish), reported that up to now there have been 39 aftershocks from the earthquake that occurred on September 19 and 6,510 from the earthquake on September 7. “Aftershocks until 7:30 am on October 5, 2017: 39 aftershocks of the Seismic M 7.1 Puebla-Morelos; 6510 aftershocks of...
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earthquake costs
Mexican officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, as the number of buildings that may need to be pulled down or need major repairs rose to 500. The death toll in the quake rose to 331, with 192 of those deaths in Mexico...
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The System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF), chaired by Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos, acknowledged the solidarity of the people in Puerto Vallarta who donated items at area collection centers over the last 10-days to help victims of the earthquake that struck Oaxaca and Chiapas. “Once again we show that we are people...
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mexico earthquake
Governments and civilians around the world expressed condolences and promises of aid on Wednesday to help Mexico cope with a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that levelled buildings and killed more than 200 people. The outpouring of early support was heavier on Twitter pledges of solidarity and plans to send rescuers than offers of longer term aid....
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mexico earthquake
Mexico has a long seismic history, so any given earthquake here does not necessarily come as a surprise. In the pre-Hispanic epoch, inhabitants of the country’s central zone reported on earthquakes in their “códices,” or indigenous records, attributing the shaking to the wrath of their gods. But the quake that convulsed the southeastern states of...
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In solidarity with families affected by the recent earthquake in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña announced the city council would be canceling the annual Grito de Independencia dinner. The resources budgeted for the traditional dinner event celebrating Mexico’s Independence will be used for the purchase of necessities and food to be...
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starbucks
On Saturday, September 9 and for an indefinite period, all Starbucks stores in Mexico will become collection centers for the communities of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Puebla, affected by the earthquake and floods caused by the Hurricane season. “We want to capitalize on the popularity and convenient locations of our 610 stores in 61...
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mexico earthquake
A powerful earthquake that struck Mexico last week has left some 2.5 million people in need of aid and killed 96 others, authorities said on Monday, as officials rushed to get food and water to afflicted communities in the poor south. Oaxaca state governor Alejandro Murat told local television the death toll in his state...
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earthquake dead
Slow-moving funeral processions converged on a Juchitan’s cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary gridlock when they met at intersections. A monster earthquake and a Gulf coast hurricane have combined to take at least 66 lives in Mexico, and no place suffered more than the Oaxaca state city of...
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donations
Google’s search engine offers users the latest news related to the magnitude 8.2 quake that occurred in Mexico on September 7 and the option to make donations for those affected. As of the declaration of emergency generated by the damages suffered in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Tabasco, when doing related searches in certain countries, the option...
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how common are earthquakes in mexico
According to information from the National Seismological Service, last month Mexico recorded a total of 1,648 earthquakes whose epicenters were located within the country. The magnitudes of the earthquakes reported range from 1.3 to the magnitude of 5.3. The epicenters of most of these earthquakes were distributed in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacán...
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texas and mexico
Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, expressed his solidarity with the people of Mexico after the 8.2 magnitude earthquake on Thursday. The Governor offered “any help” needed to recover from the disaster. “Our hearts are with the victims of this devastating tragedy and their families, and just as Mexico remained with Texas in our time of need,...
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earthquake puerto vallarta
A massive magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico just before midnight on Thursday. The quake—widely considered to be among the strongest to ever hit the country—originated deep in the Earth off the southwest coast. People 1200 miles away, as far away as Austin, Texas, reported feeling tremors from the massive earthquake. A tsunami warning was issued...
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