7 2 Mexicali Quake April 2010

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7 2 Mexicali Quake April 2010

  1. 1. THE 7.2 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE THAT SHOOK MEXICALI, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MÉXICO. Easter Sunday: April 4 2010 By: Armando R. Lara Valle arlara@baja.gob.mx
  2. 2. The Earthquake Stats • MAGNITUD: 7.2 Degrees on the Richter Scale. • DURATION: 89 seconds. • DATE: Sunday April 4, 2010 • TIME: 15: 40: 41 hours. • EPICENTRE: 31.128 N and 115.303 W • DEPTH: 10 Kilometers. • DISTANCE FROM THE EPICENTER TO MAIN POPULATION CENTERS: From Mexicali, 60 Km; from San Luis Río Colorado, 62 Km; from Tijuana, 167 Km. • DEATHS: 2 people. • INJURED: 254 people. • HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED: 5,200 rural homes
  3. 3. The Earthquake Stats • DAMAGED ROADS: 150 Km of rural highways. The highway from “El Faro” to the “Kilómetro 57” community, was completely destroyed, with a series of fallen bridges and extensive cracks. • AFFECTED POPULATION: 35,000 affected. • DAMAGES BY FLOODING: Some 60,000 hectacres of crop land was damages due to the overflowing of the “Reforma” and “Delta” canals, which flooded 60 communities. It produced one of a kind phenomenon: the appearance of geyser which released large volumes of water with a strong smell of sulfur. • SISMIC EVENTS PRODUCED (As of Tuesday, 18:00 hours): 925 tremors. • COMPARISON: The quake was one tenth stronger than the one that demolished the capital of Haiti. • FORCE: It was felt all the way to Disneyland, 340 Kilometers away, It caused the theme park to close until damages could be assessed.
  4. 4. The Cucapah Sierra which ends at the “Centinela” mountain and is located between the Laguna Salada and Mexicali, seconds after the earthquake
  5. 5. La Sierra del Cucapah (que termina en el famoso cerro del centinela) y que se encuentra entre la Laguna Salada y Mexicali, segundos después del terremoto
  6. 6. Kilometer 20 on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway, near the Centinela mountain.
  7. 7. Kilometer 20 on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway, near the Centinela mountain.
  8. 8. Kilometer 20 on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway, near the Centinela mountain.
  9. 9. Kilometer 20 on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway, near the Centinela mountain.
  10. 10. Kilometer 20 on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway, near the Centinela mountain.
  11. 11. Kilometer 20 on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway, near the Centinela mountain.
  12. 12. PLAZA FIESTA, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CIVIC CENTER
  13. 13. PLAZA FIESTA, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CIVIC CENTER
  14. 14. PLAZA FIESTA, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CIVIC CENTER
  15. 15. PLAZA FIESTA, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CIVIC CENTER
  16. 16. PLAZA FIESTA, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CIVIC CENTER
  17. 17. “Vista Hermosa” Private Residence
  18. 18. “Vista Hermosa” Private Residence
  19. 19. BUSINESS AT THE INTERSECTION OF “J” STREET AND MADERO
  20. 20. Irrigation Canals Torn Apart By the Quake
  21. 21. Irrigation Canals Torn Apart By the Quake
  22. 22. The Colonia “La Bolsa” where two irrigation canals were destroyed. The water level reached a meter and a half high.
  23. 23. Flooding due to broken irrigation canals.
  24. 24. Flooding due to broken irrigation canals.
  25. 25. CRACKED CANAL BARRIERS
  26. 26. DOWNTOWN: Between Av. Juárez and López Mateos
  27. 27. CRACKS AND SINK HOLES IN MEXICALI
  28. 28. CRACKS AND SINK HOLES IN MEXICALI
  29. 29. ONE OF THE STREETS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  30. 30. CIVIC CENTRE PARKING LOT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  31. 31. CIVIC CENTRE PARKING LOT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  32. 32. CIVIC CENTRE PARKING LOT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  33. 33. CIVIC CENTRE STAIRWAY
  34. 34. EXECUTIVE BRANCH OFFICES AT THE CIVIC CENTRE
  35. 35. EXECUTIVE BRANCH OFFICES AT THE CIVIC CENTRE
  36. 36. EXECUTIVE BRANCH OFFICES AT THE CIVIC CENTRE
  37. 37. BUILDING BEHIND PLAZA CALAFIA
  38. 38. “CALIFORNIA” RESTAURANT, IN FRONT OF COSTCO
  39. 39. “CALIFORNIA” RESTAURANT, IN FRONT OF COSTCO
  40. 40. BUSINESS AT AV. REFORMA DOWNTOWN
  41. 41. PRIVATE UNIVERSITY ON AV. LÁZARO CÁRDENAS AND VENUSTIANO CARRANZA
  42. 42. COLLAPSED BUILDINGS
  43. 43. COLLAPSED ROOFS
  44. 44. RIO NUEVO, (Av. De los Presidentes) IN FRONT OF THE FLAG POLE AND ONE BLOCK AWAY FROM THE FACULTY OF SCIENCES’ ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY
  45. 45. Home belonging to the Carranza Community in Mexicali Valley
  46. 46. Businesses destroyed
  47. 47. Businesses destroyed
  48. 48. Fallen Light Poles
  49. 49. Fallen Light Poles

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