1985 Mexico City earthquake

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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

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.

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