Over 200 dead in Mexico Earthquake

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41327593

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. More than 20 children died and 30 are missing after a school collapsed, President Enrique Peña Nieto said.

The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states.
It struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake drill, exactly 32 years after a quake killed thousands in Mexico City.

New Zealand has also been hit by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41327593

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. More than 20 children died and 30 are missing after a school collapsed, President Enrique Peña Nieto said.

The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states.
It struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake drill, exactly 32 years after a quake killed thousands in Mexico City.

New Zealand has also been hit by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake.
Aww, that's so sad

Is it just me or are there loads of earthquakes and severe storms these days? :erm:
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Aww, that's so sad

Is it just me or are there loads of earthquakes and severe storms these days? :erm:
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Aww, that's so sad

Is it just me or are there loads of earthquakes and severe storms these days? :erm:
storms are getting worse, but I don't think there's been a rise in earthquakes
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storms are getting worse, but I don't think there's been a rise in earthquakes
It says in the OP that there's been two :dontknow:
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It says in the OP that there's been two :dontknow:
i mean that globally I don't think there's a trend of them increasing in frequency
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i mean that globally I don't think there's a trend of them increasing in frequency
Ah okay. Then yeah, you're right
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Aww, that's so sad

Is it just me or are there loads of earthquakes and severe storms these days? :erm:
I know right... I honestly think the apocalypse might be upon us :afraid:

Yeah New Zealand also got hit by one just a few hours after Mexico. This is Mexico's second earthquake, two weeks ago 98 people died, now this earthquake another 200+ are dead.
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It says in the OP that there's been two :dontknow:

(Original post by Ninja Squirrel)
I know right... I honestly think the apocalypse might be upon us :afraid:

Yeah New Zealand also got hit by one just a few hours after Mexico. This is Mexico's second earthquake, two weeks ago 98 people died, now this earthquake another 200+ are dead.
Actually, just between the two major ones, there were a bit more than that. Around a few thousand more.

And ever if we count only "major" ones, there were three, because yesterday two earthquakes occurred just kilometres away from each other, one 6.8, one 7.1.

Mexico City was largely built on a lake bed, which made the buildings almost impossible to be completely shock-proof. The hurricanes bringing in lots and lots of rain in the past several weeks just made it worse as the soil was liquidized.

Interestingly, it's the rich who are suffering now. La Condesa and Roma, two of the hardest hit regions, are two of the most prosperous neighbourhoods in the already-rich metropolis. The historic centre and the super-rich Polanco also suffered major damages.The primary school that collapsed was a private school. So it will interesting to see how the governments will respond to this now that it's the rich that will be upset.
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