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1985 Mexico City, Mexico Images
doi:10.7289/V5154F01
browse graphicThe magnitude 8.1 earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The damage was concentrated in a 25 square km area of Mexico City, 350 km from the epicenter. The underlying geology and geologic history of Mexico City contributed to this unusual concentration of damage at a distance from the epicenter. Of a population of 18 million, an estimated 10,000 people were killed, and 50,000 were injured.

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Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: 1985 Mexico City, Mexico). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]

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