Earthquake Information

September 19, 2017 (18:14:39 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Mexico

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred 120 km SE of Mexico City collapsing buildings, homes, and bridges across hundreds of miles. Nearly 140 people had been reported killed across the country, but that figure was expected to climb as rescue and recovery proceeds.

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Teachable Moment Presentation

12 slide Powerpoint presentation/animation (zipped ppt 10.3 MB / pdf 1.11 MB)

En Español

Presentación en Español (zipped ppt 12.2 MB / pdf 1.27 MB)

Additional Resources

USGS Event Page

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