In the past month, three devastating earthquakes hit the southern part of Mexico and killed an estimate of 320 people. The earthquakes have changed many lives and families and destroyed many buildings. Back in 1985 there was a deadly earthquake that killed approximately 9,500 citizens. It destroyed buildings the size of the old A Loft tower in Downtown Asheville. Mexico has a bad history with deadly earthquakes.
8.1 Earthquakes strike Chiapas Mexico!
On September 9th 2017 at approximately 11:59 PM the first earthquake was to hit Southern Mexico offshore Chiapas, Mexico. This earthquake was Monstrous and could be felt 600 miles away from the epicenter! It was so strong it caused a mini Tsunami with waves up to 10 feet! The coastal town of Puerto Madero had to evacuate Because of the Tsunami. During this horrific incident, 400 houses were destroyed and 1,400 were damaged.
Another devastating Earthquake strikes Mexico in Puebla, with magnitude being 7.1!
Almost one week later, on September 19, at 2:14PM another quake struck 75 miles away, southeast of Mexico City. This earthquake may have not been as strong but it did kill 230 people, including 20 school kids. Everyone in the hispanic community is helping out including Teacher, Parents, Firefighters, Carpenters etc… Every once and awhile people would yell for silence to hear the children or people scream or talk for help. People were still combing the debris and rocks for any survivors long after the quake.
3rd Earthquake with 6.1 Magnitude in Oaxaca
Then, one week after the second earthquake, a 3rd one hits with magnitude being 6.1 and 10 km in depth. 10 is small compared to the 2 other earthquakes, but it is closer to buildings and citizens of Mexico. Scientists say this was a aftershock of the earlier 2 earthquakes but don't know which one it was from. This earthquake has delayed rescues in Puebla for rescuing survivors.
Story by Juan Grijalba-Vasquez