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Moderate earthquake triggers alarm in Mexico City, no damage reported

A moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico on Wednesday morning, the country’s seismology service said, triggering alarms and evacuation procedures in the capital although there were no immediate reports of casualties. The tremor, which was centered in the southwestern state of Guerrero, was felt lightly in Mexico City shortly after 9 a.m. (1400 GMT)...
Day of Dead parade honors Mexican quake victims, rescuers

Day of Dead parade honors Mexican quake victims, rescuers

A raised fist made of helmets, pick axes and broken rubble rolled ahead of hundreds of walking skeletons, costumed dancers and flowery floats Saturday in Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade, which this year honored the 228 capital residents killed by a Sept. 19 earthquake. “Thank you, rescuers!” belted out Guadalupe Perez, 56, as...

Mexican Senate approves part of budget, raising funds for quake recovery

The Mexican Senate on Thursday approved part of the country’s budget for 2018, raising the assumptions for oil prices and the exchange rate, a move that will help increase fund allocations for reconstruction after two devastating earthquakes last month. The legislators agreed to raise oil price assumptions in the fiscal plan to $48.50 per barrel...

Mexican mogul Slim donates $105 million to earthquake recovery efforts

Mexican mogul Carlos Slim’s foundation will donate more than $105 million (1.978 billion pesos) to help the country recover from two large earthquakes in September, Slim announced on Tuesday. The Carlos Slim Foundation also collected more than $21 million dollars (395.6 million pesos) from outside donors, raising the total contribution to more than $126 million...

Mexico has recorded 6,549 aftershocks from September earthquakes

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...

Last known body recovered from rubble after Mexico quake

The last body known to be trapped in rubble has been recovered two weeks after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed at least 369 people in Mexico, officials said Wednesday. The body was recovered from a collapsed office building in central Mexico City where a steadily dwindling number of families kept vigil as an international assortment...
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Mexico starts tallying the economic cost of big earthquake

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...

Puerto Vallarta donations reach people in need in Oaxaca

The president of the DIF System, Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos, shared the experience she recently had in Oaxaca, where, accompanied by a Puerto Vallarta delegation, she personally delivered earthquake relief from Puerto Vallarta. “We were faithful witnesses of the reality that our people of Oaxaca and Chiapas are experiencing, especially Oaxaca, a population that has...
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