September 19, 2017: On the anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that hit Mexico City and killed more than 10,000 people, another powerful quake struck the capital city. The epicenter was located in Puebla, within 76 miles of Mexico City. How ironic and sad!
It is reported that over 200 people have been killed in the 7.1 magnitude quake. Images coming from Mexico City make it clear that the damage is extensive. Many buildings have toppled.
Among the many hazards after an earthquake, are gas leaks that can cause explosions like this one in Mexico City.
This is just the latest in a string of reminders, that include hurricanes Harvey and Irma, that we all need to be prepared to respond to natural disasters no matter where we live. If you live in areas prone to earthquakes, you need an earthquake emergency kit.
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