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Loss of children 1 tragedy of latest Mexico City earthquake

Las Vegas Review-Journal - 20 Nov 2017
The Colegio Enrique Rebsamen elementary school, which collapsed during the Sept. 19, 2017, earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco. A memorial for the victims who died after their ...
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Mexico City arrests man over building collapse's in quake

Fox News - 11 Dec 2017
MEXICO CITYMexico City prosecutors say they have arrested a man who signed off on an apparently faulty construction project that collapsed in the magnitude 7.1 earthquake of Sept. 19 and killed two women. Prosecutors have not identified the suspect ...
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Size isn't the only thing that matters during an earthquake

Scienceline - 18 Dec 2017
In the early morning hours of October 16, 1999, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rattled California's rural southeast, waking people in their sleep. The quake derailed a passenger train, but no one was seriously injured. There were no fatalities. The ...
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Structural risk remains after Mexico City quake

The Detroit News - 23 Nov 2017
Mexico City — Certain types of buildings are especially vulnerable to collapse during earthquakes — and earthquake-prone Mexico City is filled with them. Those with so-called brittle concrete frames are well-known hazards. Buildings with a weak first ...
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The Earthquake to Come in Mexico

Foreign Policy (blog) - 05 Dec 2017
Among the countless personal tragedies wrought by Central Mexico's deadly earthquake in September, the Colegio Enrique Rébsamen, a private school in the south of the capital where dozens of children were buried beneath rubble, became the emotional ...
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Project director charged over Mexico City earthquake deaths

GCR - 13 Dec 2017
A charge of intentional homicide has been made by police in Mexico City against a construction director for his alleged role in the deaths of two women in a building collapse during September's earthquake. The arrest on Monday followed investigations ...
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International Peace Market helps Mexico City earthquake victims

Spectrum News - 26 Nov 2017
SAN ANTONIO -- Local and international artists gathered for this year's International Peace Market at Esperanza. This time, the market shed light on the earthquake tragedy out of Mexico City. Many of Saturday's artists were affected by September's ...
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Opinion: What Mexico earthquake, Wine Country fires have in common

The Mercury News - 06 Dec 2017
Mexico City has an earthquake early warning system which sets off sirens 15 seconds before a quake. This system, combined with local common knowledge, allowed thousands to evacuate their buildings safely. “Evacuate don't procrastinate” is the standard ...
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Mexico still assessing earthquake damage to hundreds of churches

America Magazine - 27 Nov 2017
Our Lady of Angels Church is perhaps the most emblematic, but it is only one of the many religious buildings damaged by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City on Sept. 19, following an 8.1-magnitude tremor in the country's southeast on Sept ...
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Rare small earthquake reported off of Padre Island

Corpus Christi Caller-Times - 17 Dec 2017
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a small earthquake was reported off the Texas Coast on Saturday afternoon. The earthquake occurred just Northeast of South Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico and was recorded as a 3.0 magnitude ...
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Hundreds Protest Mexico City 'Reconstruction' Law

teleSUR English - 25 Nov 2017
They added that the implementation of the law will also “socially and economically recuperate Mexico City.” Similar protests occurred Nov. 19 in Mexico City as quake victims held signs that read, “no to credits” and “corrupt and inept.” They were also ...

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