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Engineers: Lives Lost in Mexico Quake Could Have Been Saved

Monday, October 9th, 2017 6:03pm MST

Nearly two-thirds of the buildings that collapsed in Mexico City’s monstrous earthquake last month were built using a construction method that is now forbidden in seismic hotspots in the United States, Chile and New Zealand, according to new data compiled by a team of structural engineers at Stanford University. The suspect building technique called flat […]

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Huge Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 4:27am MST

The death toll continues to rise following a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, collapsing buildings, killing at least 248 people and trapping an unknown number of others in the wreckage. The head of Mexico’s civil defense agency, Luis Felipe Puente, said on Twitter 117 deaths were reported in Mexico City, […]

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Mourners sob, sift wreckage of huge Mexico quake

Monday, September 11th, 2017 10:03am MST

Sobbing Mexican families followed coffins through the streets and picked nervously at the ruins of their homes Sunday as help trickled in after a huge earthquake killed 90 people. “I don’t know if I am crying from sadness, from shock, or from fear of what might happen next, and how we will live,” said Refugio […]

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