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: email@example.com 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.
An earthquake of 7.1 just happened a couple hours ago in Mexico City and other states like Puebla, Morelos and Quéretaro. Many buildings collapsed trapping people inside. Also it seems there have been gas explosions too.
Just in the same day of the 32th anniversary of the Earthquake that left Mexico City in ruins.
Edit* At 4:44 pm at least 47 people have died…
Edit* 79 people died so far…
Update* at 9:27 pm… 149 people have died.
Update* at 1:08 am… More than 230 people have died
Update* 30 kids and 8 adults are still trapped below the debris of their collapsed school… My heart is shattered…
As some of you might know, last night, around 23:50 h, one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast. The earthquake hit off Chiapas state near the Guatemalan border with a 8.2 magnitude. It was slightly stronger than the 1985 quake, that destroyed Mexico City.
President Enrique Peña Nieto stated that at least 31 people were killed and over 200 were injured due the quake. Many people in Chiapas and Oaxaca have lost their homes. Both states have declared STATE OF EMERGENCY.
The effects were also felt in Guatemala, where at least one person died and homes along the border with Mexico were leveled
So far, 266 aftershocks have been registered. The last one happened today at 6:28 h, with a 6.1 magnitude.
Most affected towns in Oaxaca: Juchitán, Matías Romero, Unión Hidalgo, San Dionisio del Mar, Asunción Ixtaltepec, Santa María Xadani, Santiago Niltepec, Santo Domingo, Ingenio, El Espinal, Tehuantepec, Salina Cruz and other communities.
Juchitan’s city councilor, Pamela Terán, asked the state and federal authorities for help.“We urgently need as much help as you can send,” she said. “We need hands and manpower to try and dig out the people that we know are buried under the rubble.”
Schools in at least 10 Mexican states and in Mexico City were closed on Friday as the president ordered an immediate assessment of the damage nationwide.
TSUNAMI ALERT in Oaxaca has been cancelled, and REDIRECTED to Guerrero.
Katia in Veracruz
Katia is now a category 2 hurricane and will land on Veracruz coast tonight.
Said state and Tampico, Tamaulipas are now under constant vigilance.
Intense storms are expected in Puebla, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Tabasco y Chiapas, Estado de México, Ciudad de México y Morelos.
Also, Mexico City is also in alert due to the constant raining; most streets are now under water. Many people have lost their homes. Rivers are flooding and there has been several subsidences all over the city’s streets. Until now, two people have perished.
Mexico’s emergency numbers
9-1-1. National number for medical, civil protection, security and public services emergencies.
Below the cut, numbers and bank accounts to help. If you can and want to help, please let me know your state/city’s food bank or collection center location.
TO ANYONE CONSIDERING DONATING TO MEXICO CITY'S EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
Please donate directly through PayPal to Topos at:
The Brigada de Rescate Topos Tlatelolco (known as ‘Los Topos’) are by FAR the most reliable organization to donate to. They’re an experienced non-profit volunteer group born out of the 1985 earthquake, saving hundreds of lives back then and right now! Their website is probably slow due to traffic, so PayPal is a direct lifeline to them. I can assure you this is an elite team that’s gonna get 100% of the money you sent to them and put it to good use.
Si eres o vives en México, también puedes donar a su cuenta bancaria: Santander 92000709294 CLABE 014180920007092942
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
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