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Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Guatemala, Mexico

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:35 AM

This earthquake follows the September 2017 earthquake in Mexico that killed 465 people

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A cow is prepared for a photo shooting during the 45th edition of the Show of the Best" (Schau der Besten) dairy cow beauty pageant on February 22, 2018 in Verden an der Aller, northwestern Germany. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT

Medium intensity earthquake shakes southwest Mexico

Feb 19, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Residents are scared by a new, weaker earthquake occurring two days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake

MEXICO. View of damaged buildings after the 7.2 earthquake at the Pinotepa Nacional community, Oaxaca state, Mexico, on February 18, 2018. File photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

13 killed in Mexican quake zone helicopter crash

Feb 18, 2018 - 11:57 AM

On board the UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter were Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who are both unharmed

Mexico says last body found in rubble after earthquake

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Mexican authorities will now shift their focus to rebuilding damaged structures

Rescuers work in a building toppled by a magnitude 7.1 quake that struck central Mexico almost a week ago, in Mexico City, on September 25, 2017.  Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating earthquake have dwindled to virtually nothing, nearly a week after the seismic jolt shook the mega-city, killing more than 300 people. / AFP PHOTO / Ronaldo SCHEMIDT

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CRISIS CASUALTIES. Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

Blame starts to fly over Mexico earthquake collapses

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:09 AM

Political analysts say the quake underlines the government's lack of credibility, less than a year out from presidential elections

STILL SEARCHING. Rescuers work in a building toppled by a magnitude 7.1 quake that struck central Mexico almost a week ago, in Mexico City, on September 25, 2017. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City

Sep 23, 2017 - 10:20 PM

(UPDATED) The quake struck at 12:53 GMT with an epicenter 19.3 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of the city of Matias Romero, in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reports

RESCUE WORK. Rescue workers ask for silence during the search of survivors in a building at Colonia Roma in Mexico City on September 23, 2017, four days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

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BULLSEYE. Children play around a protest banner during an anti-government rally in Luneta on September 21, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Mexico extends search for quake survivors

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:45 AM

President Enrique Pena Nieto promises that officials would prolong their delicate probing for survivors

SEARCH. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors in Mexico City on September 22, 2017, 3 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Hope fades in search for Mexico quake survivors

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:48 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities put the death toll at 272 people, but it is expected to rise further with more than 200 still missing in Mexico City

SEARCH CONTINUES. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors and bodies at the Enrique Rebsamen Elementary School in Mexico City on September 21, 2017, two days after a strong quake hit central Mexico. A powerful 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Volunteers rush to rescue in aftermath of Mexico earthquake

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Businessmen in ties, students in jeans, doctors in scrubs and other ordinary people from all walks of life have joined professional rescue teams in Mexico City

HELPING HAND. Volunteers clean the debris from damaged houses in Jojutla de Juarez on September 20, 2017 a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. Enrique Castro Sanchez/AFP

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Rescuers in grim search for survivors of Mexico quake

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:08 AM

(UPDATED) The death toll stands at 233, and President Enrique Peña Nieto warning the figure would likely rise

SEARCH SITE. This aerial view shows rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers searching for survivors in a flattened building in Mexico City on September 20, 2017 a day after a strong quake hit central Mexico. Mario Vasquez/AFP

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People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla.  / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA

Scramble for survivors as quake flattens Mexico City buildings

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:54 AM

In a scene reproduced in streets across the city center, dozens of people scrambled with bare hands to remove rubble from atop a concertinaed building as they waited for specialized machinery to arrive

SCRAMBLE FOR SURVIVORS. Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Yuri Cortez/AFP

Mourners sob, sift wreckage of huge Mexico earthquake

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:35 AM

UPDATED The federal government says it confirmed a report that 25 more people had been found dead in Oaxaca bringing the overall toll to 90

SEARCHING. Soldiers with specially trained dogs search for survivors amid the ruins of buildings knocked down Thursday night by a 8.1-magnitude quake, in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico, on September 9, 2017. Pedro Pardo/AFP

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Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

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BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Race to rescue survivors from ruins of Mexico earthquake

Sep 09, 2017 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED Meanwhile Hurricane Katia has made landfall in the country s east packing rains likely to cause life threatening flash floods and mudslides especially in areas of mountainous terrain

RESCUE. Mexican Navy members walk amid debris of the Town Hall building which partially collapsed following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico's Pacific coast, in Juchitan de Zaragoza, state of Oaxaca on September 8, 2017. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Phivolcs cancels tsunami warning after 8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Based on all available data there is no destructive tsunami threat to the Philippines associated with the Mexico earthquake Phivolcs says

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Toll in Mexico earthquake rises to at least 32

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:12 PM

7th UPDATE It is the strongest to hit quake prone Mexico at least since 1985 when an 8 1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City killed more than 10 000 people

SHAKEN. View of a street at the eastern area of Mexico City after a 8,2 earthquake on September 8, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Strong 6.2-magnitude quake shakes Mexico

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The quake strikes at 1051 GMT 6:51 pm in Manila in the ocean 105 kilometers 65 miles southwest of the tourist resort of Manzanillo and 641 kilometers 398 miles west of Mexico City

Strong quake shakes Mexico

May 10, 2014 - 4:44 PM

The earthquake was the 22nd aftershock following a 6 4 magnitude temblor that hit the country on Thursday May 8

5.8-magnitude quake strikes central Mexico

Jun 16, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Officials downgraded the tremor s magnitude from an initial report of 6 0 on the Richter scale

EPICENTER. Map shows the center of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Mexico on Sunday, June 16. Image from U.S. Geological Survey

6.0 quake strikes off Mexico coast: USGS

Oct 08, 2012 - 4:11 PM

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6 0 struck off the Mexican Pacific coast late Sunday October 7 Monday October 8 in Manila US researchers said