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The Mexico City earthquake happened on September 191985 This day consist of four earthquakes with the biggest earthquake that has a magnitude of 81 This earthquake killed 10000 people and 412 buildings collapsed 1985 Mexico CityThe Mexico City earthquakes epicenter was in the state of Michoacn which is approximately 200 miles from Mexico city Mexico City is in a place where there is tension between the North American Plate and the sub ducting Cocos plate The reason the worst damage was in Mexico City was because Mexico was made on a drained lake called Lake Texcoco The buildings that were 5-15 stories high were the most affected The Earthquake left Mexico City without any electricity The Mexico City earthquake killed more than 10000 people and 30000 people were injured and around 250000 were left homeless The president Miguel de la Madrid refused international help at first but the people made their own rescue teams Now Mexico to help prevent this kind of earthquake they installed and early-alert earthquake warning system Mexico City Earthquake History Mexico alert system was called Sistema de Alerta Sismica also known as the SAS this sends out an warning message electronically from sensors along the Guerrero It doesnt always work though it is suppose to detect earthquakes of a 60 or higher Mexico also developed the Civil Protection Committee The Civil Protection Committee organizes runs drills with the police hospital staff and rescue workers The Brigada de Topos de Tlatelolco is associated with the Civil Protection Committee The Brigada de Toops de Tlateloco is a group of young kids that volunteered to craw into collapsed buildings to look for living people These young people have no experience no equipment or training In 1986 the youths made it where now they can all be trained and have dogs that can help them Mexico now has
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