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Construction Collapse in Mexico City Kills 7

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Hundreds of dead birds found along Zihuatanejo beach, Mexico

Hundreds of dead birds died in the strip of sand of La Ropa beach, as well as in planters, ridges, restaurants and houses bordering that spa, this port of the Costa Grande. Tourists and restaurant owners located on the beach were surprised to see a large number of dead birds, especially zanates and magpies. They explained that some animals were found alive, but died minutes later, while others showed difficulty to fly. They indicated that the area had not been fumigated, so they ruled out intoxication as the possible cause of massive mortality. In addition, they noted that birds feed mainly on what people give them. José Antonio Solís Bucio, a taxi driver at the La Ropa beach site, reported that, very early on, public service workers were preparing to collect all dead birds before tourists arrived. “I counted in a space of the entrance to the beach like 35 dead birds,” he said. So far no authority on Ecology or Environment has made any statement about the situation.
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MAGNITUDE 5.4 CHIAPAS, MEXICO

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Depth: 97 km

Distances: 296 km W of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 995,000 / local time: 03:58:05.6 2017-03-31
124 km S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico / pop: 482,000 / local time: 03:58:05.6 2017-03-31
19 km SE of Pijijiapan, Mexico / pop: 15,200 / local time: 03:58:05.6 2017-03-31
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MAGNITUDE 5.1 GUERRERO, MEXICO

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Depth: 63 km

Distances: 320 km SE of Guadalajara, Mexico / pop: 1,640,589 / local time: 10:02:20.3 2015-09-29
208 km SW of Morelia, Mexico / pop: 592,797 / local time: 10:02:20.3 2015-09-29
15 km E of Las Guacamayas, Mexico / pop: 39,447 / local time: 10:02:20.3 2015-09-29

 
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Massive mudslide kills a mother and her 5 children in Mexico

File photo shows the aftermath of a mudslide in Mexico.

A mudslide caused by severe weather in Mexico has killed a mother and her five children, authorities say.
 
The incident happened on Thursday during heavy rains in the eastern state of Veracruz.
 
The 28-year-old mother and her children aged 12, 11, seven, three and 18 months, were killed in their sleep shortly after their home was hit by a landslide, said Ricardo Maza, the emergency response chief at the Veracruz civil protection agency.
 
The father, who was injured in the incident, helped in the desperate search for his family members, Maza added.
 
Heavy rains in Veracruz have caused damage to homes and businesses, and authorities are still trying to fully assess the damage done.
 
In recent years, Mexico has been hit hard by devastating weather that has triggered landslides.
 
Earlier this year, several people were killed by landslides in the central and eastern parts of the country.
 
In 2013, 101 people were killed and dozens more went missing after a landslide engulfed a whole village in the southern state of Guerrero.
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MAGNITUDE 4.9 GULF OF CALIFORNIA

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 743 km SW of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico / pop: 1,512,354 / local time: 09:05:00.8 2015-09-13
177 km NE of La Paz, Mexico / pop: 171,485 / local time: 09:05:00.8 2015-09-13
39 km W of Topolobampo, Mexico / pop: 7,580 / local time: 09:05:00.8 2015-09-13


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MAGNITUDE 5.2 GULF OF CALIFORNIA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 763 km SW of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico / pop: 1,512,354 / local time: 02:27:17.3 2015-09-13
160 km NE of La Paz, Mexico / pop: 171,485 / local time: 02:27:17.3 2015-09-13
45 km SW of Topolobampo, Mexico / pop: 7,580 / local time: 02:27:17.3 2015-09-13


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Mexico’s Colima And Popocatepetl Volcanoes Erupt, Shoot Out Ash And Smoke In Fresh Rumblings

Smoke rises from Colima Volcano, also known as the Volcano of Fire, near the town of Comala © Stringer
Smoke rises from Colima Volcano, also known as the Volcano of Fire, near the town of Comala © Stringer / Reuters
Two of Mexico’s most active volcanoes are erupting, sending a spectacular mix of ash, smoke, and gas thousands of meters into the sky.
 
The Colima Volcano, nicknamed the Fire Volcano and located in southwest Mexico, has been shooting ash and smoke over 2,000 meters up,
 
It has been active since July, covering local villages in ash and dust.
 
Authorities have put into action an emergency evacuation plan and are monitoring the volcano’s activity.
 
The Colima volcano has erupted about 40 times since the 16th century.
 
About 500 kilometers away, the Popocatepetl Volcano, known as El Popo, is also active, sending gas and vapour into the sky.
 
During these latest eruptions, the volcano has shown 12 exhalations.
 
It was dormant for half a century, before an eruption in 1994.
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Thousands of cattle dead due to drought in Guerrero, Mexico

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A drought has left thousands of cattle dead and affected agricultural production in Mexico’s Guerrero state.
 
About 3,400 heads of cattle have died this year due to the drought that has hit the state’s Costa Chica, Costa Grande and Tierra Caliente regions the hardest, the Guerrero livestock union told BNAmericas on Tuesday.
  
The union called on the federal government to declare an emergency for the state’s eight regions in order to release resources from national disaster fund Fonden.
 
About a quarter of Guerrero state is suffering from water scarcity, according to national water authority Conagua. Overall, a total of 311 Mexican municipalities have drought-like conditions.
 
Mexico ranks 34 in the World Resources Institute (WRI) projected ranking of the world’s most water-stressed countries by 2040.
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MAGNITUDE 2.7 WESTERN TEXAS, USA

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 322 km E of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico / pop: 1,512,354 / local time: 01:04:12.4 2015-08-23
36 km E of Pecos, United States / pop: 8,780 / local time: 02:04:12.4 2015-08-23


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