Strongest earthquake we have had since we have been here. The entire house and the wall around it were really shaking. The telephone pole was rocking.
Powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Mexico City, severely damaging buildings
Associated Press September 19, 2017, 1205 PM, Reporting from Mexico City
A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, seriously damaging buildings and sending people fleeing into the streets on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital.
Local television stations broadcast images of collapsed facades and streets filled with rubble.
The extent of damage and injuries was not immediately clear.
The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its preliminary magnitude at 7.1. The epicenter was about 93 miles southeast of Mexico City in the state of Puebla.
Pictures fell from walls, and objects were shaken off flat surfaces. Some people dived for cover under desks.
Isla lives near the Angel on Reforma in the middle of Mexico City. There is a web cam showing traffic moving with no obvious damage to buildings in that area. I hope she is okay.Isla Verde is in Mexico City, isn't she? Who else? I just saw it on the news, and it sounded horrible! The pictures were quite upsetting.
I pray everyone is o.k. She's just the only one I was sure lives there. I know there are others here who do as well, and probably some in the hardest hit areas of the first quake.