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new earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery mexico


a strong new earthquake shook mexico on saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. the u.s. geological survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of matias romero in the state of oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on sept. 7. it was among thousands of aftershocks recorded in the wake of that earlier quake, the most powerful to hit mexico in 32 years, which killed at least 90 people. there were some early reports of damage. bettina cruz, a resident of juchitan, oaxaca, said by phone with her voice still shaking that the new quake felt "horrible." "homes that were still standing just fell down," cruz said. "it's






huge earthquake strikes southern mexico; tsunami warning issued


mexico city—a powerful 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck southern mexico late thursday, killing at least five people, damaging scores of homes and roads, and sparking a tsunami warning.the u.s. geological survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.1 and its epicenter was 103 miles west of tapachula in southern chiapas state. it had a revised...






new earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery mexico


mexico city — a strong new earthquake shook mexico on saturday, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes this month that together have killed nearly 400 people.the u.s. geological survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of matias romero in the state of oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on sept. 7.it was among thousands of aftershocks recorded in the wake of that earlier quake, which was the most powerful to hit mexico in 32 years and killed at least 90 people.there were some early reports of damage in oaxaca. the federal police agency posted images online showing a collapsed bridge that it said had already






magnitude 6.2 earthquake shakes southern mexico


the u.s. geological survey says the new temblor was centered about 12 miles southeast of matias romero in the state of oaxaca.        






new earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery mexico – the mercury news


by peter orsi, maria verza and gisela salomonmexico city (ap) — a strong new earthquake shook mexico on saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two yet-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.the u.s. geological survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of matias romero in the state of oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on sept. 7.it was among thousands of aftershocks recorded in the wake of that earlier quake, the most powerful to hit mexico in 32 years, which killed at least 90 people.there were some early reports of damage in oaxaca. milenio tv broadcast images of a bridge that partially collapsed.bettina cruz, a resident of juchitan, oaxaca, said by pho






new earthquake shakes jittery mexico


a strong new earthquake shook mexico on saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two powerful quakes this month that combined have killed nearly 400 people.the u.s. geological survey said the new temblor was centered about 12 miles southeast of matias romero in the state of oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on sept. 7.it swayed buildings and set off a seismic alarm in the capital, prompting civil defense officials to temporarily suspend rescue operations in the rubble of buildings downed by tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake in central mexico.that quake dimmed activity in the stylish condesa neighborhood, where young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a friday night. but the first weekend since the powerful quake to






history of deadly earthquakes - bbc news


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption first responders carry a victim out of the disaster zone following the earthquake in nepal in april 2015 earthquakes have claimed millions of lives in the last 100 years, and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll.19 september 2017at least 200 people die in and around mexico city during a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. it follows a more powerful but less deadly earthquake 12 days before; the 7 september quake was a magnitude 8.1, the most powerful to hit the country in a century, but its epicentre was offshore. it killed more than 65 people in southern mexico and guatemala.24 august 2016at least 298 people are killed when a magnitude 6 earthquake strikes central italy. worst hit is amatrice, where many of the town's historic






major earthquake shakes mexico city; at least 248 dead


the earthquake struck on the anniversary of the 1985 quake that did major damage to mexico's capital.        






major earthquake shakes mexico city; at least 149 dead


the earthquake struck on the anniversary of the 1985 quake that did major damage to mexico's capital.        






major earthquake shakes mexico city; 100+ dead


the earthquake struck on the anniversary of the 1985 quake that did major damage to mexico's capital.        






major earthquake shakes mexico city


the earthquake struck on the anniversary of the 1985 quake that did major damage to mexico's capital.        






a major earthquake shakes mexico city


mexico city (ap) — a powerful earthquake jolted mexico city on tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital.the extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central reforma avenue.mexico’s seismological agency calculated its preliminary magnitude at 6.8 and said its center was east of the city in the state of puebla.pictures fell from walls and objects were shaken off of flat surfaces. some people dove for cover under desks.earlier in the day buildings across the city held preparation drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake.






magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes hawaii's big island


honolulu — a magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook hawaii's southernmost island thursday morning.the u.s. geological survey said thursday that the quake was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of volcano town on the big island. it hit just after 7 a.m.the pacific tsunami warning center says no tsunami was expected as a result of the earthquake.the usgs put the earthquake at magnitude 5.3.






powerful earthquake strikes southern mexico; tsunami warning issued


mexico city—a massive earthquake hit off the coast of southern mexico late thursday, causing buildings to sway violently and people to run into the streets as far away as the capital city. the u.s. geological survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.0 and its epicenter was 102 miles west of tapachula in southern chiapas state, not far from guatemala. it had a depth of about 22 miles. the national weather system’s...






powerful earthquake hits mexico's southern coast


the u.s. geological survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.1.        






scientists think a 7.4 temblor could reach from los angeles to san diego


los angeles — the discovery of missing links between earthquake faults shows how a magnitude 7.4 earthquake could rupture in the same temblor underneath los angeles, orange and san diego counties, a new study finds. such an earthquake would be 30 times more powerful than the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that caused the 1933 long beach earthquake,…






earthquake: magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near salton sea


a shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported saturday morning four miles from fondo, calif., just south of the salton sea,  according to the u.s. geological survey. the temblor occurred at 2:45 a.m. pacific time at a depth of 5.0 miles.according to the usgs, the epicenter was 14 miles from brawley, 22 miles from imperial, and 26 miles from el centro in california and 38 miles from mexicali, mexico.in the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.this information comes from the usgs earthquake notification service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.read more about southern california earthquakes.






the latest: magnitude 3.6 earthquake hits northern alaska


fairbanks, alaska — the latest on two earthquakes that hit alaska on sunday (all times local):10:20 p.m.the alaska earthquake center says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake has hit a northern part of the state.the center says the earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles (103.8 kilometers) northeast of arctic village, a community of about 150 people, at 10:02 p.m. sunday alaska time.earlier sunday, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern alaska, but there are no reports of damage.___9:52 p.m.a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern alaska, but there are no reports of damage.the alaska earthquake center says the earthquake struck the cook inlet region at 8:32 p.m. sunday alaska time and had an epicenter about 34 miles (54 kilometers) east of pedro bay. the center says the earthquake had a depth of






the latest: magnitude 3.2 earthquake hits northern alaska


fairbanks, alaska — the latest on two earthquakes that hit alaska on sunday (all times local):10:20 p.m.the alaska earthquake center says a magnitude 3.2 earthquake has hit a northern part of the state.the center says the earthquake struck a spot 64.3 miles (103.8 kilometers) northeast of arctic village, a community of about 150 people, at 10:02 p.m. sunday alaska time.earlier sunday, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern alaska, but there are no reports of damage.___9:52 p.m.a magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit southern alaska, but there are no reports of damage.the alaska earthquake center says the earthquake struck the cook inlet region at 8:32 p.m. sunday alaska time and had an epicenter about 34 miles (54 kilometers) east of pedro bay. the center says the earthquake had a depth of






earthquake kills more than 220 in central mexico | mexico news


mexico city, mexico- fabiola luna rios was in her house in the southern part of this city when tuesday's earthquake struck."this was a horrible experience," the 47-year-old told al jazeera as she sat with her husband, jesus alberto, on obregon avenue on tuesday night.mexico city better prepared for earthquakes than in 1985"i really felt panic," she said. "i went out to the street, but when i saw my house, i saw it moving left to right."alberto, who was in mexico state at the time, added that he thought "the ground was opening up"."i felt houses were falling and for two seconds, i thought we would die," he told al jazeera.the 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck shortly after 1:00pm local time (18:00 gmt), caused dozens of buildings to collapse and sent residents fleeing to the streets.lu






us geological survey says earthquake that hit mexico was 7.1 magnitude, located


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressmexico city (ap) — us geological survey says earthquake that hit mexico was 7.1 magnitude, located in central state of puebla.the associated press






earthquake kills more than 220 in central mexico | mexico news


mexico city, mexico- fabiola luna rios was in her house in the southern part of this city when tuesday's earthquake struck."this was a horrible experience," the 47-year-old told al jazeera as she sat with her husband, jesus alberto, on obregon avenue on tuesday night."i really felt panic," she said. "i went out to the street, but when i saw my house, i saw it moving left to right."alberto, who was in mexico state at the time, added that he thought "the ground was opening up"."i felt houses were falling and for two seconds, i thought we would die," he told al jazeera.the 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck shortly after 1:00pm local time (18:00 gmt), caused dozens of buildings to collapse and sent residents fleeing to the streets.luis felipe puente, the director of the government's civil






the latest: mexico quake: hotel collapses in oaxaca


mexico city — the latest on the mexico earthquake (all times local):3:50 a.m.authorities in mexico say that a hotel in oaxaca has collapsed in the major earthquake that hit the country, but no one has been reported dead.civil defense photos showed the crumbling facade of the anel hotel in matias romero and split in half. president enrique pena nieto said no one was reported dead at the hotel.earlier, oaxaca gov. alejandro murat said that some people were able to escape from the hotel and authorities were working to determine if they were any casualties or missing people.pena nieto says that the magnitude of the earthquake that hit the country is 8.2, the biggest the country has seen in a century.___2:50 a.m.mexico's president says that the magnitude of the earthquake that hit the country i






the latest: death toll rises to 226 from mexico earthquake


mexico city — the latest on the strong earthquake that hit mexico city (all times local):12:55 a.m.mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in mexico city and nearby states.the official twitter feed of agency head luis felipe puente said early wednesday that 117 people were confirmed dead in mexico city, and 55 died in morelos state, which is just south of the capital. it said 39 are dead in puebla state, where the quake was centered.twelve people died in mexico state, which surrounds the capital, and three in guerrero state. the count does not include one death reported by officials in oaxaca state.the u.s. geological survey said the magnitude 7.1 quake was centered near the puebla stat






the latest: at least 3 killed in mexico quake, in chiapas


mexico city — the latest on the mexico earthquake (all times local):1:35 a.m.the governor of the mexican state of chiapas says that at least three people have been killed in his region in a massive earthquake that hit off the country's coast.gov. manuel velasco told milenio tv that the deaths occurred in san cristobal de las casas. he also said that the quake damaged hospitals and schools.a 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern mexico, toppling houses in chiapas state, causing buildings to sway violently as far away as the country's distant capital and setting off a tsunami warning.






'people were screaming': la voz reporter describes powerful mexico cit


trees swayed. cars crashed. people ran from their houses, some wearing only towels, when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck mexico city.        






some of the deadliest earthquakes in mexico since 1985


some of the deadliest earthquakes in mexico since 1985:—sept. 19, 2017: magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks central mexico, collapsing some buildings in heavily populated parts of mexico city and nearby cuernavaca, killing dozens just two weeks after another deadly tremor in the country's south.—sept. 7, 2017: magnitude 8.1 quake hits southern coast of mexico, killing at least 90 people and damaging or destroying thousands of houses and hundreds of schools.—jan 21, 2003: magnitude 7.8 quake strikes western and central mexico, killing at least 28 people, injuring 300 and leaving 10,000 homeless, many of them in the state of colima.—sept. 30, 1999: magnitude 7.5 quake kills at least 20 people in southern state of oaxaca.—oct. 9, 1995: magnitude 8.0 quake near manzanillo on central pacific coast k






powerful quake kills scores in mexico


mexico city—mexico was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake tuesday that collapsed scores of buildings in mexico city, killing at least 119 people across the central part of the country on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 earthquake. the state of morelos, which sits on the border of the quake’s reported epicenter, said at least 54 people had been killed. mexico city’s government reported another 30 killed, while puebla state...






why melania trump should visit earthquake victims in mexico city


mexico city was ravaged by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake earlier this week, killing at least 274 people and reducing many of its buildings to rubble. the deadly tremors follow just a week after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck in southern mexico, killing at least 60. melania trump should visit mexico and lend support to the victims and rescue workers who are working around the clock to pull survivors from the ruins. her presence would take a step towards mending relations between mexico and the united states while giving the first lady a chance to assert herself as her own woman.tensions between the united states and mexico have been escalating over the past two years as donald trump campaigned (and won) on a promise to make mexico pay for a wall along the border between the two countries,






death toll from mexico earthquake surpasses 200


mexico city—soldiers, rescue workers and volunteers worked late into the night tuesday, searching for the living and the dead beneath rubble left by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that collapsed scores of buildings in mexico’s capital and surrounding states.the mexican civil defense agency said early wednesday that 226 people had died, with more than half in the capital, the associated press reported.in the south of the capital,...






the latest: mexico quake matches force of 1932 temblor


mexico city — the latest on the mexico earthquake (all times local):7:45 a.m.the quake that struck mexico overnight matches the force of a magnitude 8.1 quake that hit the country on june 3, 1932, roughly 300 miles (500 kilometers) west of mexico city.a study by mexico's national seismological service says that quake is believed to have killed about 400 people, causing severe damage around the port of manzanillo.a powerful aftershock that hit 19 days later caused a tsunami that devastated 15 miles 25 kilometers of coastline, killing 75 people.both the mexican and u.s. services say friday night's quake matches the magnitude of the 1932 temblor. the u.s. geological survey puts both at 8.1 while, though the mexican seismologists calculate them at 8.2. it's common for different agencies to arr






death toll from mexico earthquake surpasses 200


mexico city—soldiers, rescue workers and volunteers worked late into the night tuesday, searching for the living and the dead beneath rubble left by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that collapsed scores of buildings in mexico’s capital and surrounding states.the mexican civil defense agency said early wednesday that 217 people had died, lowering the toll from an earlier figure without explanation, the associated press reported.in...






powerful 8.0-magnitude quake rocks southern mexico; possible tsunami threat


the u.s. geological survey said the earthquake had a magnitude of 8.0 and its epicenter was 102 miles west of tapachula in southern chiapas state.        






as iran votes, 4.1 magnitude earthquake hits northern region


tehran, iran — a 4.1 magnitude earthquake has struck a mountainous area of northern iran as the country holds a presidential election.it wasn't immediately clear if friday's temblor, which struck near its border with turkmenistan, had any effect on voting in the polling in that area. there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.the iranian seismological center described the earthquake as having a magnitude of 4.1, with a depth of 12 kilometers, or 7.5 miles. it says the temblor struck near the city of bojnord in iran's northern khorasan province.on saturday, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in the same province killed three people and injured about 200.iran experiences frequent earthquakes. in 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude-6.6 quake that flattened the historic sout






rescue workers seek survivors of mexico earthquake


mexico city—soldiers, rescue workers and volunteers worked wednesday to find the living and the dead beneath rubble left by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that destroyed scores of buildings in mexico’s capital and surrounding states.the head of mexico’s civil defense agency said wednesday afternoon that 230 people had died, almost half of them in the country’s capital. an estimated 1,800 people were injured, federal officials said. the...






magnitude-8.1 earthquake strikes off southern mexico | mexico news


a major earthquake off mexico's southern coast killed at least 15 people late on thursday, with the president saying it was the biggest in a century to hit the country.the us geological survey reported the earthquake's magnitude as 8.1, but president enrique pena nieto said on friday it was 8.2, making it the largest in mexico in 100 years. he also said it was bigger than the one in 1985, when thousands were killed in four mexican states.its epicentre was 123km southwest of the town of pijijiapan, at a depth of 70km, according to usgs."it was a large-scale earthquake," pena nieto said. "it had a bigger magnitude than the one mexicans knew in 1985."the death toll in the massive earthquake has risen to at least 15 people, including two children in tabasco state.chiapas governor manuel velasc






hail to the nasa chief - charles f. bolden retrospective


by steve spaleta | january 27, 2017 07:02pm et the fmr. nasa administrator strung together a long set of achievements in his 7 years of leading the space agency. levar burton narrates this look at his career.us leading the path to mars: nasa chief charles bolden (op-ed ) credit : nasa