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Francibel Contreras brings her three malnourished children to a soup kitchen in the dangerous hillside Caracas slum of Petare where they scoop in spoonfuls of rice and scrambled eggs in what could be their only meal of the day. Part of the tragedy of daily life in socialist Venezuela can be glimpsed in this small...
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A strong earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Friday, rattling nerves and swaying tall buildings hundreds of miles away in the capital, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It was centered about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the...
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Five earthquakes were registered in the first hours of the new year along the coast of Jalisco, according to the National Seismological. On the night of December 31, a very slight earthquake, of magnitude 3.5, was reported 46 kilometers west of Casimiro Castillo. Later, at 1:18 am, in the early morning hours of January 1,...
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The National Seismological Service (SMN) recorded an earthquake of magnitude 4.4, at 337 kilometers, southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, at 00:54 in the early morning hours of Christmas. On his Twitter account @SSNMexico, the National Seismological wrote: “SISMO Magnitude 4.4 Loc 337 km SOUTHWEST of PUERTO VALLARTA, JAL 25/12/18 00:54:52 Lat 19.37 Lon -108.17 Pf...
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 occurred Sunday afternoon off the Salvadoran coast, without generating threat of a tsunami, reported the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN). The quake was recorded at 4:23 pm and the epicenter was located 90 kilometers southwest of Los Cobanos beach in Sonsonate, at a depth of...
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Last September’s magnitude 8.2 Tehuantepec earthquake happened deep, rupturing both mantle and crust, on the landward side of major subduction zone in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico’s far south coast. Initially, it was believed the earthquake was related to a seismic gap, occurring where the Cocos ocean plate is being overridden by a continental plate,...
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Three strong earthquakes have occurred in Canada, in British Columbia. The strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8, as registered by the USSG. The US geological observatory reports that the epicenter of the earthquake has been identified about 300 kilometers from Tofino, at a depth of 10 kilometers. The 6.8 magnitude quake was preceded by...
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The first Emergency Center for Tropical Cyclones in Mexico has opened on the southern coast of Jalisco. The building is a multifunctional unit that also meets all the requirements of a fixed temporary shelter. The building has the capacity to withstand strong winds, the impact of a category 5 hurricane and an earthquake of magnitude...
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The National Seismological Service reported that at 8:32 pm this Saturday, two earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 were registered, in Ometepec, Guerrero, and Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca. In the Twitter account @SismologicoMX, in two messages, they reported that the Pinotepa Nacional earthquake in Oaxaca was recorded at 20:32:11 hours, 23 kilometers southeast of that municipality, at a...
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In Mexico City, a Restaurant Draws Locally and From 10,000 Miles Away
Despite being almost 10,000 miles apart, Mexico and India have surprising similarities when it comes to food. The chefs Norma Listman and Saqib Keval discovered exactly that one night in Mexico City, when they created a menu for a friend’s dinner party. The result is what may be the capital’s most inventive new restaurant, Masala...
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A multiyear study has uncovered evidence that a 21-mile-long (34-kilometer-long) section of a fault links known, longer faults in southern California and northern Mexico into a much longer continuous system. The entire system is at least 217 miles (350 kilometers) long. Knowing how faults are connected helps scientists understand how stress transfers between faults. Ultimately,...
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A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the previous day’s temblor were sifting through the rubble of their cinderblock homes. The death toll stood at 12, with fears it could rise. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was located 9.8 miles (15.8 kilometers) north-northwest of Port-de-Paix,...
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The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCBJ) reported that an earthquake of 4.5 degrees was recorded this Sunday in the southwest of the municipality of Puerto Vallarta. The state agency indicated that the quake was recorded 427 kilometers southwest of Puerto Vallarta at 3:56 pm on this day, latitude 19.01 and...
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2017 earthquake off Mexico broke through an entire tectonic plate
September 2017 saw a pair of weird earthquakes in Mexico. A magnitude 8.2 on September 8 just offshore the state of Chiapas was followed by a magnitude 7.1 on September 19—this time much closer to Mexico City, causing considerable destruction there. While the two earthquakes were not connected, they were the same type of earthquake,...
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International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia’s devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water, six days after disaster struck. Desperate residents on the west coast of Sulawesi island were scavenging for food in farms and orchards as the government struggled to overcome...
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