Massive Earthquake Rocks Mexico (VIDEO)

A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE HAS STRUCK A TOWN NEAR MEXICO CITY AND SO FAR, AS OF THIS MOMENT, THE DEATH TOLL HAS REACHED 100 PEOPLE IT WAS A MAGNITUDE 7

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1 EARTHQUAKE AND WE DO HAVE SOME FOOTAGE THAT WE WILL TOSS TO RIGHT NOW AS B ROLL WHILE I GIVE YOU MORE DETAILS ON WHAT'S GOING ON THESE VIDEOS WERE ACTUALLY SHARED TO US BY A VIEWER BY THE NAME OF JORGE, SO I WANT TO THANK HIM FOR SHARING THIS WITH US THAT IS A SCENE FEATURING PEOPLE ON THESE TOURIST BOATS AND YOU CAN ALSO SEE SOME DAMAGE THERE, THE HIGHWAYS ARE DESTROYED THERE ARE BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DESTROYED DURING THE QUAKE, MORE THAN 20 BUILDINGS AND OTHER STRUCTURES FELL, INCLUDING AT LEAST TWO SCHOOLS, OFFICIAL SAID, CRUSHING CARS AND TRAPPING SOME PEOPLE INSIDE

IT ALSO CAME LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE MOST POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO IN A CENTURY, A MAGNITUDE 81 QUAKE THAT KILLED AT LEAST 90 PEOPLE, DESTROYED THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND WAS FELT BY TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN MEXICO AND IN GUATEMALA THE INCREDIBLE THING IS THAT THIS EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF A HUGE EARTHQUAKE THAT OCCURRED IN MEXICO CITY IN 1985 IT KILLED AS MANY AS 10,000 PEOPLE IN MEXICO, SO THERE WERE INDIVIDUALS DOING EARTHQUAKE DRILLS AS THIS QUAKE HIT WHICH IS AMAZING AND IT'S ALSO DEVASTATING ALL OF THESE NATURAL DISASTERS ARE STRIKING AT ONCE AND PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIR HOMES, THEY ARE LOSING THEIR LIVES, AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY ABOUT IT OTHER THAN IT IS SO INCREDIBLY DEPRESSING

THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS THAT GO INTO IT BECAUSE WE'RE BOTH FROM THE VALLEY AND WE LIVED TO THE NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE IN 1994 AND THAT WAS A 68 EARTHQUAKE THE THING TO KNOW ABOUT THE RICHTER SCALE IS EXPONENTIAL NOT LINEAR SO THE BIGGER IT IS, OVER A NUMBER, IT ACTUALLY GETS EXPONENTIALLY LARGER SO A 71 QUAKE IS MUCH STRONGER THAN A 68 QUAKE

ANOTHER ASPECT OF IT THAT GOES INTO CONSIDERATION IS THE TIME OF DAY THE NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE WAS A 431 IN THE MORNING AND PEOPLE WERE IN THEIR HOMES AS OPPOSED TO EARTHQUAKES LIKE THIS ONE AND THEN THERE WAS ONE IN SAN FRANCISCO IN THE 80S DURING A WORLD SERIES GAMES ARE PEOPLE ARE OUT AND ABOUT AND EACH SITUATION BRINGS ITS OWN DANGER IS NOT TO MENTION THE LOCATION AND THE KIND OF, WHAT'S UNDERNEATH THE CITY AND WHERE CITY IS BUILT SO WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT MEXICO CITY AND EARTHQUAKES A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MORE AFRAID, THERE HAD BEEN REPORTS FROM THE PREVIOUS EARTHQUAKE WERE FOLKS, EVEN THOUGH THAT WAS OFF THE COAST TO THE SOUTH, PEOPLE FELT IN MEXICO CITY AND OUT OF FEAR, THEY DID WITH THEY DO IN MEXICO CITY WHICH IS MORE OFTEN, RUN INTO THE STREET BECAUSE UNDERNEATH MEXICO CITY, A LOT OF IT IS BUILT ON THE LAKEBED AS A POSTER HARD BEDROCK WHICH LENDS ITSELF MORE TO STABLE CONSTRUCTION THERE'S A LOT OF FACTORS THAT GO INTO IT YOU SEE THEM ALL PLAY OUT AT ONCE AND IT INCREASES THE DEVASTATION, NOT TO MENTION ALL THE COLLATERAL ISSUES LIKE GAS LEAKS AND MAYBE TRIGGERED, BUYERS, BUILDINGS THAT DEPENDING ON WHEN THEY WERE CREATED AND BUILT ARE ENGINEERED TO WITHSTAND LIKE THIS OR NOT AND THEN YOU'LL SEE DIFFERENT POCKETS THAT JUST RANDOMLY SUFFERED MORE DEVASTATION THAN OTHERS BASED ON THE GEOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THAT SITE EXACTLY

UNFORTUNATELY, THE DEATH TOLL IS EXPECTED TO RISE AS THE STORY DEVELOPS THIS EARTHQUAKE DID STRIKE TODAY IN THE AFTERNOON AND SO OBVIOUSLY THESE ARE PRELIMINARY REPORTS WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION, OR DETAILS AS THE STORY DEVELOPS, BUT IT'S AMAZING LAST NIGHT THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE IN LOS ANGELES IT WAS SMALL

NO DAMAGE, NO DUST, NO NOTHING BUT WERE SEEING THESE NATURAL DISASTERS OVER THE PLACE RIGHT NOW AND IT'S CONCERNING OBVIOUSLY THERE CAUSED BY DIFFERENT THINGS ALSO PSYCHOLOGICALLY, IT SEEMS LIKE IT ALL IS HAPPENING AT ONCE AND THE EFFECT THAT THAT HAS ON EVERYBODY ALSO, THE AFTERSHOCKS SO THIS IS NOT THE ONLY QUAKE THAT WILL HAPPEN THIS CAME TWO WEEKS AFTER THE MOST RECENT QUAKE AND THEN WHEN THERE IS ANY KIND OF EARTHQUAKE, THE IMMEDIATELY THING YOU THINK OF IS THIS A FORESHOCK OR THE MAIN EVENT? IF IT'S A 7

1 EARTHQUAKE IMMEDIATELY ALL THE SEISMOLOGISTS SAY THERE MIGHT BE A LARGE ONE JUST AROUND THE CORNER BUT EVEN IF THERE'S NOT, I REMEMBER DURING THE NORTHRIDGE QUAKE, 55 EARTHQUAKES WERE THE NORM FOR THE NEXT WEEK I REMEMBERED THAT WE WERE SITTING OUTSIDE IN THE FRONT YARD WE HAD A FRIENDS RV DOWN THE STREET MAKING HOT CHOCOLATE FOR EVERYBODY HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE IN MEXICO IS AFFECTED BY THIS AND WE WILL KEEP YOU GUYS UPDATED ON THE STORY AS IT DEVELOPS

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