December 13th, 2017

Mexico City: On The Mend

The 2017 Central Mexico earthquake struck on September 19, 2017 with an estimated magnitude of 7.1 and strong shaking for about 20 seconds. Its epicenter was about 55 km south of the city of Puebla. The earthquake caused damage in the Mexican states of Puebla and Morelos and in the Greater Mexico City area. 370 people were killed by the earthquake and related building collapses, including 228 in Mexico City, and more than 6,000 were injured. The devastation was spread throughout Mexico's capital and at least 60 buildings collapsed or were significantly damaged.

Now in Mexico City, progress is going slow and the city is in standby. The government has begun to demolish some buildings that were very damaged, before they can start building new ones. In Morelos, Oaxaca and Chiapas one of the big TV companies in Mexico, has begun to build new homes for the people, and private organizations are helping to build up the town.

For those interested in contributing gifts, it is recommended that you do so through a private organization such as TV Azteca.

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