Powerful Earthquake hits Mexico
The earthquake started on Tuesday 15 September 2017 and finished on Wednesday 20 September 2017.The earthquake was in the centre of Mexico city.There were 225 bead in the earthquake.
The 7.1 magnitude earthquake is deadliest to hit country in more than 30 years and has brought down buildings in the capital, Mexico City.The deadliest to hit the nation since 1985 – struck shortly after 1pm local time, causing violent, prolonged shaking, which flattened buildings and sent masonry tumbling onto streets, crushing cars and people in the capital, Mexico City, and surrounding areas.It was the second major earthquake to hit Mexico in two weeks and came on the anniversary of the 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City, killing 5,000 people and destroying 10,000 homes.
Authorities said at least 54 people died in the state of Morelos, with 30 perishing in Mexico City, 26 in Puebla state and nine in the state of Mexico, which borders the capital.21 children and four adults had died at the collapsed Enrique Rebsámen school Animal Político reported at least 30 children were still trapped in the school, according to Mexico City authorities.Pedro Serrano, a 29-year-old doctor, was one of the volunteers who managed to crawl into the rubble of a classroom only to find its occupants dead.The overall death toll was expected to continue rising as emergency crews and improvised citizen brigades combed through rubble.
Finally Peiby Ballau, a hairdresser, said it felt worse even than the 8.1 magnitude quake which hit further south on 7 September, killing at least 98 people and leaving 2.5 million in need of help. “The building really moved back and forth. Of all the earthquakes I’ve lived through, this was the strongest. You never get used to this. It was such a fright.”The possible actions are to make buildings with more resistance.And to make them with very hard material attached well to the soil.