The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone Thanks to CommonDreams. Nothing significant has been done to improve safety at two coastal reactors upwind of ten million people that are surrounded by earthquake faults in a tsunami zone like the one where the four Fukushima reactors have already
Two 6.1 earthquakes struck in the Pacific, one near the island of Vanuatu and the other off the coast of Japan uncomfortably near the damaged Fukushima power plant. At the same time, frantic rescue efforts have brought out a citizen army in Mexico city who are helping overstressed emergency services. Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria is causing a catastrophe on the island of Puerto Rico, where all electric power has failed and 155 MPH sustained winds are destroying infrastructure and gigantic flash floods are roaring down the mountainsides.
A 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City today causing terrified people to run from swaying buildings. Damage and casualties are not yet known. The 19 September 1985 event measured 8.0 on the Richter Scale, significantly more powerful than the quake that struck today, just two weeks after a powerful quake struck southern Mexico. Damage to buildings is being described by on-the-scene witnesses as "extensive."
At 9:22 local time last night, an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter Scale struck southern Mexico and northern Guatemala. At least 30 people have been killed and many structures leveled. The quake was felt as far north as Mexico City where skyscrapers swayed. The quake was centered off Mexico’s southern coast. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, some 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of the capital and 74 miles (120 kilometers) from the Pacific coast. 23 people have been killed in the state of Oaxaca, 2 in Chiapas and one in Tabasco.