earthquake update
Iran athlete auctions gold medal for quake victims
Kianoush Rostami says he is "returning my Olympic gold medal to my people".

The devastating quake that hit the Iran-Iraq border killed 400 and wounded 10,000 more. In the wake of this devastation, two Olympic gold medalists from Iran–Kianoush Rostami and Sareh Javanmardi–are generously auctioning off their prized medals to raise money for earthquake relief efforts.

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If someone is wondering, we just had an 8.1 earthquake here in Mexico. A strong one indeed; until now there are no big damages to buildings and the most common thing is lack of electricity in some communities and a tsunami alert in some zones.

(As far as I know)

But all of our twitter and Facebook is filled with memes and funny relatable texts. We are always like that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Update (no one sees the reblog with it): official sources say it was 8.2 The epicenter was Pijijiapan in Chiapas. There have been more than 200 replicas in a 4~6 degree range

Update 2 [!]: Reported deaths until now 61. (September 8, 17:41 pm) (this update can change the number if necessary)

Update 3: Telling by people’s reports on Twitter, Chiapas seems to be the most affected with several buildings collapsed or partially destroyed. It’s neighbor states suffer similar conditions. Some damages in the Mexico City international airport have been reported as well

Update 4: Classes have been suspended today Sept 8 in 11 states (Update) The IPN, UNAM (for today) and the ITESM (until new notice-mostly today-) have officially suspended classes; other universities are starting to reach out to their alumni. Since it’s exam season, try to locate your teachers to see if they know when will the exam will be reprogrammed. If you are already on your way to school, be careful and find a institution representative or check your school’s social media to confirm any labor suspension

Update 5: Not earthquake related but hurricane Katia (category 2) will arrive to Veracruz between today’s night and Saturday morning. Beware of big and strong waves in the zone and rain mostly in the middle of the country. Be EXTREMELY cautious when driving, accidents occur fast and frequent in this weather conditions.

-Some Emergency Numbers-
(Can call from any state): 911
Locatel: 5658-1111
Bomberos: 5768-2532
Fugas: 5654-3210


I know probably no one will read this, but if you do, please, please keep my country in your thoughts and prayers. If you don’t know, there was a 7.1 earthquake here a few minutes ago. Puebla and Morelos are two of the most damaged states, and lots and lots of buildings just crashed to the ground in Mexico City. It’s the second one this month, the first one compeltely destroyed Oaxaca and Chiapas. There’s no transportation and barely any communication that comes and goes. People are so scared, there are news that elementary schools and high schools crashed down in the city. There are videos of huge buildings crashing down completely in just a single fucking second, so many people are injured or lost or dead. I was at school and the ceiling started to break down. My own brother is in Mexico City and I can’t communicate with him, we live in the State and we don’t even know if he will make it back here tonight. I know i have bad english but if you understood any of this, please, please pray for us.

Update: The earthquake happened yesterday at 1:14 pm. It’s 12:32pm, 225 people have been confirmed dead so far. A lot of this were children in a kindergarten that collapsed in the city.

Paypal: please, please donate if you can. An American dollar is worth approximately 20 Mexican pesos, so even just 5 dollars are extremely helpful and the whole country will be forever grateful for any help you can provide, no matter how small.

Thank you to everyone asking, thank God we could communicate with my brother yesterday and he’s fine. His school almost collapsed, but he miraculously he had went out for lunch somewhere else. The building he was in resulted terribly damaged too, but in didn’t collapse. He couldn’t come back home last night due to the transportation issues, but he stayed somewhere safe and he’s okay. All my family and friends are okay.

Mexicanos y latinos, por favor, por favor donen si está en sus manos. Si son de la Ciudad o de los estados afectados, la donación de víveres es muy importante y muy necesaria, hay muchísima centros de acopio y hasta el más pequeño granito de arena es de mucha ayuda. De cualquier otro estado de la República o de Latinoamérica se pueden hacer donaciones por Paypal.

To put you all in context, this has been the strongest earthquake in Mexico, registered since the 1985’s earthquake that destroyed half the entirety of Mexico City. The one tonight was an 8.1 earthquake.

Update: there are tsunami alerts on all of the Pacific coast.

Everyone stay safe! There might be other earthquakes throughout the night.

Another update: it was a 8.4 earthquake and there’s already been reported another Earthquake (5.4) registered in Guatemala

Guys I am ok - Earthquake in México

As some of you may know, there was an eartquake 8 scale Richter and there are still aftershocks, a lot of them actually and I am a little worried since I live in a third floor. We have received a warning that México is going to have another earthquake through the day in a scale of 7.2 which is still high, so I will go to my family’s place since they live in a hill I think it’s way safer there than in the city.

I’ll try to see if I can stream once I reach my parents home, but I am going to still be alert for the 7.2 aftershock. 

Thanks for reading and if you are a Mexican paisano, please take all safety measures.  

Originally posted by populusciencia



At least 27 people are now reported dead in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which slammed the Caribbean over the last several days, and is now battering Florida. Three people have been killed in the state of Florida, all in vehicle accidents directly related to weather conditions.

Hurricane Irma, now a category 2 storm with sustained winds of 100mph, is located just southeast of Tampa, south of Winterhaven. The storm will continue to barrel north-northeast towards the upper part of Florida before passing over into south Georgia and eventually into western Alabama.

A Tropical Storm Warning and State of Emergency are in effect for much of Georgia, including metro Atlanta. Most of the regions schools systems have cancelled classes for Monday and Tuesday. According to Douglas County officials, the storm’s outer bands are expected to begin impacting the area now, with increasing severity over the course of Monday, with the height of the storm being late Monday into Tuesday. 55-65mph winds are possible at the peak of the storm, residents should expect downed trees, power outages, and other wind related damages.  Douglas County and other areas in the region can expect 5-7" of rain. Widespread flooding is not expected, however, localized flooding is possible.  A heightened risk of tornadoes seems to be at the forefront of concern. The storm will exit the region on Tuesday and move on into Alabama, Tennessee, and further north as a tropical depression.

The full extent of the damage to southern Florida is not yet known, however, areas like Marcos Island and Miami took a very strong hit from the storm. Trees and other debris clogged some streets, while other streets were inundated with storm surge, turning them into rivers. The impact could have been worse, but the same cannot be said for several islands in the Caribbean, from Cuba to Barbuda, which saw absolute devastation across large swaths of their land. Barbuda was hardest hit with 95% of the island destroyed and uninhabitable.

Fortunately for the residents of the eastern Caribbean islands, Hurricane Jose, currently a category 3 storm, veered to the north, away from the already reeling region. Jose is currently positioned to the north of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and is performing a ‘loop’ in the Atlantic Ocean, which will keep it away from land for several days. Once this loop is complete, it could spell bad news for the Bahamas and Florida, as Jose is expected to churn towards the west, directly targeting Florida. The track could change dramatically over the next several days though, so right now, the focus needs to be on Irma and the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Hurricane Katia, which was previously occupying the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, is being blamed for at least two deaths following landfall in Veracruz. Catastrophic damage seems to have been avoided for the most part during the storm, but the same cannot be said for the victims of a massive earthquake that struck the country just one day before Katia. At least 90 people are dead, a toll that could rise, following a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, which struck off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico. Reports indicate that 800,000 people have lost everything in the quake, which caused buildings to collapse and sent throngs of people into the streets to try and escape crumbling homes. Locals have lashed out at the government for not providing the necessary relief efforts to those affected.
Iran-Iraq border quake kills hundreds
Thousands of others are injured in the strong earthquake, the world's deadliest so far this year.

BBC News:

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 396 people and injuring thousands more.

More than 7,000 people are also said to have been injured in the quake, the world’s deadliest this year.

Most of those who died were in Iran’s western Kermanshah province, where a search for survivors has started.

Nine more people died in Iraq, where residents fled from their homes into the streets in the capital, Baghdad.

“I was sitting with my kids having dinner and suddenly the building was just dancing in the air,” a Baghdad resident, Majida Ameer, told Reuters news agency.

“I thought at first that it was a huge bomb. But then I heard everyone around me screaming: ‘Earthquake!’”

In the latest updates from Iran:

  • State news agency Irna quoted an emergency official as saying 6,603 people were injured in Iran alone
  • Most of the victims were in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 15km (10 miles) from the border, emergency services chief Pir Hossein Koolivand said
  • The town’s main hospital was severely damaged, leaving it struggling to treat hundreds of wounded, state TV reported
  • A woman and her baby were pulled alive from rubble in the town, Iranian media said
  • One aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake.

Many homes in the predominantly Kurdish mountainous area are made of mud bricks and are vulnerable in quakes as large as Sunday’s.


Hi guys…I am pretty sure everyone knows about the terrible news… there was an earthquake in Mexico ,  7.1 in a richter scale which is pretty strong. This happened on September 19, exactly 32 years after another earthquake caused a lot of damages. Since Tuesday every single person in my country, and even people from other countries have been providing aid. Sadly, our government is barely providing any help to our people. I will give you some information on how to make donations if you’re interested.

If you want to donate to the rescue organization TOPOS (they are a reliable social non profit organization) and the RED CROSS (1 US DOLLAR = 17 MXN PESOS)

You can also help by donating the following items (food and water are already enough):

-cleaning supplies

-first aid kits


-boots for the rescue dogs

As a Mexican I am grateful for all the help that has been provided in this difficult situation and it makes me proud to call myself a Mexican after seeing my people being so supportive and trying to fix all the damage the earthquake caused and saving lives day by day :’)


Earthquake update: I’M FINE. I wasn’t in Mexico City and in Villahermosa City we didn’t felt anything. My mom was in a city 30 mins from us, and there it felt like hell. She’s fine, had to leave her work office since that shit broke down, but she is okay, coming home after the streets are clearer.

But pray for Mexico City.

It is my second home and it pains me to see it like this. People is missing and/or trapped, I saw a school that went down leaving little children behind all that wreck, buildings fell down, streets opened in the middle… whatever you believe in, if you can send good vibes to my people, please keep them in mind.

Fuerza, Méxco.


└ And I can’t wait to gush about all the sakumoto moments in this~~~~~ Ah you two!!!

Cr: English jweb (Otonoha 15.04.2016)


  • Phone number of the UNICEF Earthquake Emergency fund (1-877-955-3111). You can call them in North America and let them know you’d like to make a donation for the Nepal earthquake. 
  • UPDATE 1: If you would like to help, you can donate to GlobalGiving’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund 
  • UPDATE 2: You can also text GIVE NEPAL to 80088 to donate $10 to Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones. More info here.
  • You can also donate to The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) who is working with the Nepal Red Cross Society, marshaling resources from nearby countries to help earthquake victims. To donate to the IFRC’s disaster response, visit The International Federation of Red Cross
  • UPDATE 3: here are some other links where you can donate:
  • Save the Children
  • UNICEF (click donate to be taken to your country’s donation page)
  • CARE
  • Mercy Corps

*We will update this post with links and info in the following hours/days*


Today, another earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit Nepal again affecting cities like Delhi, Kolkata as well.
This one,though of lesser magnitude caused much more damage here.
One of very popular market in the City was caught on fire due to and there are cracks to be found everywhere.
Death Toll has risen to 2000 and still counting.Another is expected to hit in the next 72 hours

Make Dua for everyone.

Back from evacuation, house is a mess, but at least my house still stands tho, no damage, electricity-water-gas-wifi is all good, aftershocks had reduce in frequencies, probably safe enough to stay the night at home, but depends on circumstances might return to evac site.


So most of you have heard that there has been an earthquake (8.2 on richter scale) in Chile, which is where I live. I’ve gotten a couple concerned messages and I just want to say thank you for your concern and that I am 100% okay and please keep Arica and Antofagasta in your thought as those were the regions more affected. I’ll try to keep you updated.

87 reported injured in Northern California earthquake

SFGate: Update: 87 people have been injured following the early morning 6.1 earthquake in Napa, Calif., said the Napa Fire Department. Of those, 3 were in critical condition, including a child who was hurt by debris from a chimney.

The quake, the largest in the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, struck 3 miles northwest of American Canyon at 3:20 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was felt as far away as Chico and Fresno, the USGS said.

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