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THE EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO AMONG HIGHEST IN LATIN AMERICA

An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 on the Richter open scale hit Mexican capital today, when it is marked 32 anniversary of the earthquake that caused thousands of deaths in Mexico City.

The National Seismological Service (SSN) indicated through Twitter that the telluric movement was of magnitude 7.1.

The epicentre of the quake, at 13:14 GMT, was located 7 miles (12 kilometres) south-east of Axochiapan, in the central state of Morelos, at a depth of 57 kilometres.

The earthquake that hit Mexico City on September 19, 1985 was magnitude 8.1 and left 10,000 dead, according to official sources, a figure that the Coordinadora Única de Damnificados raised to 45,000.

The largest recorded earthquake in Latin America, and also in the world, occurred on May 22, 1960 in the Chilean town of Valdivia, with a magnitude of 9.5, which produced a “tsunami” that crossed the Pacific Ocean and arrived to Hawaii (USA) and Japan. In this earthquake and those that occurred in the previous days in southern Chile, more than 5,000 people died.

The earthquake collapses ten more buildings in different areas of Mexico City

The earthquake collapsed today at least a dozen buildings in different areas of Mexico City, such as the colonies Condesa, Del Valle, Narvarte, Centro, Coyoacan and Xochimilco, among others.

The movement, which hit Mexico’s capital this afternoon, also caused numerous cuts in electric service, gas leaks and disrupted the telephone service, as well as the Metro, but no casualties have been reported.

In the south of the city, in Coyoacán, the Church of San Juan Bautista suffered damage in one of its towers and in Xochimilco the parish of San Bernardino fell.

In this zone a video amateur registered the strong movement of the water of the channels. A giant wave crossed from side to side and removed ‘trajineras’ (traditional boats).

In all the affected areas, there were damages in buildings, some of which collapsed, as well as walls and façades of departments and public buildings. The tremor generated numerous scenes of panic in the capital of the country.

Citizens immediately went to the task of assisting and assisting in landslides and collapses.

This time the earthquake felt more strongly than the one registered on September 7, of magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter scale, given that the epicentre was closer.

The earthquake of September 7, the most powerful since 1932 in the country, left 98 dead in the south of the country; 78 in Oaxaca, 16 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco. (September 19, 2017, EFE/Practica Español)

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La noticia trata...
A
del terremoto registrado recientemente que ha afectado a varios países americanos.
B
de los mayores terremotos registrados en América y Europa.
C
de otro terremoto registrado en México.
Question 2
En la noticia se dice que ese terremoto...
A
se produjo en la víspera del trigésimo segundo aniversario de otro gran terremoto registrado en México.
B
se produjo unos días después del trigésimo segundo aniversario de un gran terremoto en México.
C
se produjo el mismo día en que se cumplía el trigésimo segundo aniversario de otro gran terremoto en México.
Question 3
La capital de México fue sacudida por este nuevo terremoto.
A
Falso.
B
Verdadero.
C
No se sabe.
Question 4
Según el texto, este terremoto...
A
no ha causado daños en los inmuebles.
B
ha causado daños en los inmuebles de la ciudad.
C
solo ha causado problemas en el abastecimiento del suministro energético.
Question 5
¿Hubo apagones en Ciudad de México?
A
Sí.
B
No se sabe.
C
No.
Question 6
Según el texto...
A
este es el primer terremoto que se registra en México en lo que va de año.
B
otro terremoto fue registrado hace unos días en México.
C
este es el único terremoto que se ha registrado en México este mes.
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'Sismo' es lo que mismo que...
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'terremoto'.
B
'agitación'.
C
'persona que estudia terremotos'.
Question 2
El 'epicentro' de un terremoto...
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es la zona donde no se produce ningún movimiento sísmico.
B
es la zona donde el sismo es más intenso.
C
es la zona donde el sismo es menos intenso.
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El 'movimiento telúrico' está relacionado con el movimiento de la corteza terrestre.
A
Verdadero.
B
Falso.
C
No se sabe.
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