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MAGNITUDE 5.2 GULF OF CALIFORNIA

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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.
Courtesy of rt.com

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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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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Thousands of dead fish found in the waters of Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Thousands of dead fish found in the waters of Quintana Roo, Mexico

MAGNITUDE 3.0 WESTERN TEXAS, USA

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Distances: 325 km E of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico / pop: 1,512,354 / local time: 14:49:21.9 2015-08-12
32 km NW of Fort Stockton, United States / pop: 8,283 / local time: 15:49:21.9 2015-08-12


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 GULF OF CALIFORNIA, USA

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Distances: 683 km NW of Guadalajara, Mexico / pop: 1,640,589 / local time: 01:52:20.4 2015-08-07
142 km E of La Paz, Mexico / pop: 171,485 / local time: 00:52:20.4 2015-08-07
133 km NE of San José del Cabo, Mexico / pop: 48,518 / local time: 00:52:20.4 2015-08-07


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Popocatepetl volcano spews ash two kilometres into the sky in Mexico

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Dozens of ash exhalations from Mexico’s most active volcano, Popocatepetl – reaching up to two kilometres into the sky.
 
Large ash explosion that took place over several minutes and was part of a 24 hour recording that began at 11am on Monday.
 
Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention recorded 80 low-intensity exhalations and six explosions.
 
Popocatepetl is one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes and the second highest volcano in North America, with an elevation of 5426m.
 
The largest volcano in North America, Pico de Orizaba, is about 285km east of Popocatepetl and has an elevation of 5636m.
 
This week’s volcanic activity has led to ash falling in the nearby towns of Amecameca and Tlalmanalco – about 60km southeast of the country’s capital, Mexico City.
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MAGNITUDE 4.9 NORTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE

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Distances: 1474 km SW of Mexico City, Mexico / pop: 12,294,193 / local time: 05:34:52.2 2015-07-28
1729 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 04:34:52.2 2015-07-28
1815 km W of San Salvador, El Salvador / pop: 525,990 / local time: 04:34:52.2 2015-07-28


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 GULF OF CALIFORNIA

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Distances: 751 km SW of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico / pop: 1,512,354 / local time: 00:31:32.9 2015-07-20
168 km NE of La Paz, Mexico / pop: 171,485 / local time: 00:31:32.9 2015-07-20
52 km W of Topolobampo, Mexico / pop: 7,580 / local time: 00:31:32.9 2015-07-20


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