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Today in history - Earthquake kills thousands in Mexico
Earthquake kills 1000s in Mexico-19.09.1985
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Earthquake kills 1000s in Mexico-19.09.1985
Today in history - September 19, 1985


The dragic earthquake in Mexico city struck in the early morning of 19 Sepember, 1985.  The event caused serious damage to the Greater Mexico City area and the deaths of at least  5,000 people. The sequence of events included a foreshock of magnitude 5.2 that occurred the prior May, 


The earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of the Mexican state, a distance of more than 350 km from the city, in the Cocos Plate subduction zone, specifically in a section of the fault line known as the Michoacán seismic gap. The Cocos Plate pushes against and slides under the North American Plate, primarily along the coasts of the states of Michoacán and Guerrero in Mexico.



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