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Mexicos 1985 earthquake

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  • 1. Mexico's 1985 Earthquake
  • 2. The 1985 Mexico City earthquake, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck Mexico on 19 September 1985 in the morning at 7:19 local time, the death toll was about 10,000 and caused major destruction in the nation's capital. It is Mexico's largest natural disaster in history.
  • 3. The earthquake hit in the morning when people were in their offices. So it was estimated that 85% of the casualties were from people who had just arrived to work at their offices.
  • 4. There were many people missing for days. Many survivors were trapped under the rubble before they were rescued.
  • 5. Many people were homeless for weeks or even months after the disaster.