8.1 Mexico City Earthquake
Mexico Earthquake, Strongest in a Century, Kills Dozens
Thousands of homes in one city were severely damaged. Half of its 19th-century city hall, with its 30 arches, collapsed. The main hospital was so devastated that staff members evacuated patients to an empty lot and worked by the light of their cellphones.
By the time the earthquake’s tremors finally faded, at least 36 people in the city, Juchitán de Zaragoza, were dead.
At least 58 dead in Mexico earthquake, tsunami warnings issued
At least 58 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia, with most fatalities in the picturesque state of Oaxaca.
The 8.1 magnitude quake off the southern coast late Thursday was stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands