1985 Mexico City earthquake

September 19th, 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico

The 1985 Mexico City Earthquake was an earthquake that happened in Mexico City on September 19, 1985. It had a magnitude of 8.1, and the number of people killed added up to 10,000 deaths.

1985 Mexico City earthquake
Mexico city – Collapsed General Hospital
1985 Mexico City earthquake is located in Mexico
1985 Mexico City earthquake
Mexico City
Mexico City
UTC time1985-09-19 13:17:50
ISC event516095
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date19 September 1985 (1985-09-19)
Local time07:17:50
Magnitude8.0 Mw
Depth20 km (12 mi)
Epicenter18°21′N 102°23′W / 18.35°N 102.39°W / 18.35; -102.39Coordinates: 18°21′N 102°23′W / 18.35°N 102.39°W / 18.35; -102.39
Areas affectedMexico
Total damageExtreme
Max. intensityIX (Violent)
Tsunami1–3 m
Aftershocks7.5 Mw  20 September 1985
7.0 Mw  30 April 1986
Casualties5,000–45,000 dead
30,000 injured

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