Mexico City Earthquake Destruction Extensive AND Far Reaching

Horrendous damage not just isolated to Mexico City. The death toll is climbing fast, even in neighboring states. Buildings are collapsing, bridges and schools are collapsing. The disaster is getting worse by the hour…

 

Devastating earthquake strikes our neighbors:

 

Wide view from high above:

 

A School in Mexico City has collapsed:

 

 

Buildings are collapsing:

 

 

 

The death toll is reported at 42 and that’s not even Mexico City numbers. It’s the State of Morelos (South-border state to State of Mexico):

Bridge Collapse some 50 miles south of Mexico City:

 

From Zero Hedge:

More footage and images of the quake are beginning to emerge, including this shot, taken by a drone camera, of a building collapsing in Mexico City. In a series of tweets, EPN warned residents returning to their homes to turn off the gas and close the door. He also noted that patients from damaged hospitals were being evacuated, and that Mexico’s IMSS and ISSSTE emergency services are open to the entire population.

On the anniversary of a massive 1985 earthquake that killed at least 5,000 people, Mexico City has been shaken by another powerful earthquake, the second the shake the city in the past two weeks. The 7.1 magnitude quake shook buildings in the capital city, sending thousands rushing into the streets, according to Reuters.

The earthquake damaged hundreds of buildings in the city, according to initial reports. Ironically, the quake hit only hours after many people participated in earthquake drills around the nation – drills specifically timed to mark the anniversary of the 1985 earthquake.

The epicenter of the quake was 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Atencingo in the central state of Puebla at a depth of 32 miles (51 km), Reuters reported, citing the US Geological Survey.

A powerful 8.1 quake hit Mexico earlier this month, killing at least 98 people.

Accordin to the Associated Press, much of Mexico City is built on former lakebed, and the soft soil can amplify earthquakes even hundreds of miles away.

From CNN:

Here are the latest developments:
• At least 42 people were killed in Morelos state, the governor said in a preliminary report.
• Reuters, citing local officials, reported two people died when a school collapsed in Puebla and two others were killed in Mexico state.
• Nearly 4 million customers are without power, Mexico’s Federal Commission of Electricity said.
• Education Minister Aurelio Nuño tweeted “all public and private schools in Mexico City are canceled until further notice.” He said schools in the states of Puebla and Guerrero also are closed until further notice.
• The airport in Mexico City is closed. According to the airport’s Twitter account, “Operations are suspended until every infrastructure is assessed.”
• The governor of Puebla said on Twitter that there were reports of damaged buildings. Tony Gali urged residents to follow civil protection security protocols.
• President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted that he has ordered the evacuation of hospitals that have suffered damage. He also ordered the transfer of patients to other medical units.
• US President Donald Trump tweeted: “God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.”