Earthquake mexico map. Usgs earthquake hazards program responsible for monitoring reporting and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards. About 100 miles from mexico city. The usgs earthquake hazards program is part of the national earthquake hazards reduction program nehrp established by congress in 1977 and the usgs advanced national seismic system anss was established by congress as a nehrp facility. Global incident map displaying terrorist acts suspicious activity and general terrorism news.
The 1985 mexico city earthquake struck in the early morning of 19 september at 071750 cst with a moment magnitude of 80 and a mercalli intensity of ix violent. In mexico city the capital which still bears the physical and psychological scars of a devastating earthquake in 1985 that killed as many as 10000 people alarms sounding over loudspeakers. It registered a preliminary magnitude of 71 causing heavy and prolonged shaking in the capital. At least 74 people were killed in the state of morelos 220 in mexico city 45 in puebla 13 in the state of mexico 6 in the state of guerrero and one in the state of oaxaca.
The earthquake hit shortly after 1 pm.