We’re already at 42 deaths and if the images on just about every LatAm news channel are to go by, that’s going to go a lot higher. A 7.1 is a big quake, maybe not a wow number but the problem in Mexico City is the soil liquifaction effect that turns the ground under the city into jelly and can ruin structural support of even solidly constructed buildings. Another place with this potential: Silicon Valley. Just sayin’
But back to the real issue today and wishing the best for residents in the zone. Good job it wasn’t an 8+ like the one off the South Coast recently.
UPDATE: The official death toll is up to 57, but more chilling is the count of at least 29 collapsed buildings in Mexico City alone.The numbers are going to rise and that is not good at all.