Articles tagged "mexico"

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Intense hailstorm hits Mexico's capital, destroying its main food market

A sudden, heavy spring hailstorm pounded Mexico's capital on Saturday, March 21, 2020, resulting in the collapse of the Central de Abasto wholesale food market that trapped six people and injured five. The main market, located in the Iztapalapa municipality,...

March 25, 2020

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Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico

The drought situation in the Yucatan Peninsula in 2020 is shaping up to be worst in the past 34 years. Three years of below-average rainfall are merging, and groundwater levels are already pummeling to minimum levels, making this year's drought projections...

March 21, 2020

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Large explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A large explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at around 06:20 UTC on February 25, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) above sea level. At 11:13 UTC, the volcanic ash cloud was 130 km (80...

February 25, 2020

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Earthquake swarm at Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico

An earthquake swarm is in progress at the Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, Mexico. At this time, it's unclear whether the quakes are volcanic or tectonic in origin. The zone contains over 1 400 vents and covers an area of approximately 200 x 250 km (125 x...

February 05, 2020

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A strong explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 12:31 UTC (06:31 LT) on January 9, 2020. At least two volcanic ash clouds were produced today, with initial rising up to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) above sea level, and second to 9.1 km (30 000 feet)...

January 09, 2020

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Heavy snowfall continues to batter northern Mexico

Heavy snowfall has been affecting many of Mexico's northern regions with the continuous arrival of cold fronts. On Sunday, December 29, 2019, the government of Chihuahua issued a weather warning for the arrival of the fourth winter storm due to Cold Front No....

December 29, 2019

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Heavy rain spawns severe floods in Sinaloa and Chihuahua, Mexico

Heavy rain has battered portions of northern Mexico over the past days, causing severe flooding in the Sinaloa and Chihuahua states from Thursday to Friday, November 28, 2019 to 29. One person died, while 200 residents have been displaced. The victim was swept away...

December 02, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Chiapas, southern Mexico at 04:27 UTC on November 20, 2019 (22:27 LT, November 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 26 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 60 km...

November 20, 2019

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, continuous VA emission, Mexico

Continuous emission of volcanic ash began at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 15:00 UTC on November 9, 2019. At 15:46 UTC, ash was rising up to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) above sea level. According to data provided by the Washington VAAC, the ash cloud is moving NW at...

November 09, 2019

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Rare explosion at Iztaccihuatl volcano, no known Holocene eruptions, Mexico

A rare explosion occurred at Iztaccihuatl volcano, Mexico on October 22, 2019. This volcano is still considered active even though it has no known Holocene eruptions. The Department of Seismology and Volcanism of the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research...

October 26, 2019

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Earthquake swarm hits Mexican state of Guerrero

A seismic swarm was registered by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) in the state of Guerrero from October 21 to 24, 2019. SSN registered 41 tremors with magnitudes between 3.5 and 4.9 and epicenters near Petatlan, on the shores of the state of...

October 25, 2019

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Ancient Aztec records uncover hidden earthquake threats

Scientific observations of Aztec historical accounts suggest that up to 40% of the population in Mexico resides along a zone that is more seismically active than expected, according to the Anales de Tlatelolco (Annals of Tlatelolco). The report was published by the...

October 16, 2019

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Dengue fever cases surge to 15 084 in 2019 in Mexico

The number of confirmed dengue fever cases in Mexico has seen a surge to 15 084 or 200% in 2019, according to the country's Health Ministry report issued on Friday, October 4, 2019. In 2018, only 3 494 cases were registered. Half of the confirmed cases have been...

October 09, 2019

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Intense activity continues at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Intense activity continues at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano with 14 explosions on October 2 and two on October 3, 2019. In 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on October 3, 177 exhalations were detected, accompanied by steam, gas and ash, as well as 434 minutes (7 hours) of...

October 04, 2019

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Narda spreading heavy rain along the southwestern coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Narda" formed on September 28, 2019, near the coast of western Mexico as the 15th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season. Although it temporarily weakened into a tropical depression, the system is dropping heavy rain along the...

September 30, 2019

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Hurricane "Lorena" bringing heavy rain, strong winds to Baja California Sur

Tropical Storm "Lorena" formed on September 17 as the 14th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season and intensified into a hurricane on September 18 just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico. Its interaction with land weakened it into a tropical...

September 20, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Lorena" forecast to drop heavy rain over Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Lorena" is forecast to cause heavy rain over portions of the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco during the next few days. This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Lora is forecast to...

September 18, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Fernand" forms in the western Gulf of Mexico, landfall expected September 4

Tropical Storm "Fernand" formed in the western Gulf of Mexico at 18:00 UTC on September 3, 2019, as the 6th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is heading toward eastern Mexico. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach...

September 03, 2019

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Category 3 Hurricane "Juliette" bearing down on Clarion Island, Mexico

Hurricane "Juliette," the 10th named storm and 3rd major hurricane of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season, is bearing down on Clarion Island, Mexico. The storm formed September 1 while all eyes were set on Hurricane "Dorian" and quickly intensified...

September 03, 2019

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Another lake dries up in Lacandon Jungle, Mexico

Another lake in the Lacandon Jungle, state of Chiapas, Mexico dried up completely this month. Natives say it also dried up in 1950s. The Metzabok Lake used to cover 89 hectares (220 acres) before it evaporated this month, leaving nothing but cracked soil. Residents...

August 31, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Ivo" dumps heavy rain, claims two lives in Mexico

Heavy rain produced by Tropical Storm "Ivo," the 9th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season, caused heavy floods across parts of Mexico last week, leaving at least two people dead. Although Ivo was largely unnoticed by international media, as its...

August 27, 2019

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Major explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Seven moderate and two major explosions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano on August 13, 2019. Popocatepetl monitoring network detected 209 exhalations in 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on August 13, accompanied by steam, gas and ash emissions, and 496 minutes...

August 14, 2019

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Flash flood hits Lima canyon, claiming lives of 8 tourists - Parras, Coahuila, Mexico

Heavy rain on the afternoon of July 2, 2019, caused severe flash floods in Lima canyon in Parras, Coahuila, Mexico. State Civil Protection chief Francisco Martínez Ávalos said heavy rains caused a severe flash flood in an area that seconds previously...

July 07, 2019

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Increased explosive activity at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Increased volcanic activity continues at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano with 5 strong explosions and 169 exhalations of water vapor, gas and ash in 24 hours to 10:00 LT (15:00 UTC) on June 30, 2019. Two explosions on June 29, at 13:36 and 15:09 LT, were not...

July 01, 2019

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Phenomenal hail accumulations after massive hailstorm hits Guadalajara, Mexico

An unusually strong hailstorm hit Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, on June 30, 2019, dumping massive amounts of hail and trapping vehicles in ice up to 1 and 2 m (3 - 6 feet) high. "I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,"...

July 01, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas - Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico - Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50...

June 26, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Alvin" forms off the coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Alvin" has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean on June 26 as the first named storm of the 2019 East Pacific Ocean hurricane season. Only 1969 and 2016 had a later 1st named storm formation date in the ENP than has 2019 (in the satellite era...

June 26, 2019

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Intense activity at Popocatepetl, volcanic ash to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 01:57 UTC on June 22 (20:57 local time, June 21). Incandescent fragments were thrown a short distance from the crater. Intense activity continued at Popocatepetl volcano on June 22 with a strong...

June 22, 2019

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Powerful eruptions at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 12.8 km (42 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

Several significant eruptions took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico on June 17, 2019. The volcanic ash cloud rose up to 12.8 km (42 000 feet) above sea level. The first eruption started at 11:44 UTC (06:44 local time) followed by another one at 12:04 UTC (07:04...

June 18, 2019

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Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 9.8 km (32 000 feet), Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 15:40 UTC (10:40 local time) on June 14, 2019. The volcanic ash cloud rose to an estimated height of 9.8 km (32 000 feet) above sea level, according to data provided by the Washington VAAC. In 24 hours...

June 15, 2019

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Massive floods hit Mexico's Jalisco, claiming at least 5 lives and damaging 1 000 homes

At least 5 people have been killed and around 1 000 homes damaged after massive floods hit the town of San Gabriel, Mexico's Jalisco state on June 2, 2019. Several people remain missing. Local authorities said several rivers overflowed, including Apango (San...

June 05, 2019

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Strong eruptions at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l.

Strong eruptions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 14:19 and 14:47 UTC (09:19 and 09:47 UTC) on June 3, 2019, producing an ash column up 11.3 km (37 000 feet) above sea level. The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a...

June 04, 2019

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Increased seismic activity at Colima volcano, alert level raised, Mexico

Increased seismic activity at Mexico's Colima volcano resulted in an increase of its alert level from Green to Yellow on April 26, 2019. The National Coordination of Civil Protection, University of Colima and other agencies agreed last week that the increase in...

April 29, 2019

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Popocatepetl volcano alert level raised, Mexico

Mexican authorities have raised the alert level for Popocatepetl volcano from Yellow Phase 2 to Yellow Phase 3 on March 28, 2019. The decision was made due to increased activity observed in recent days, possible magma expulsion and explosions of increased intensity....

March 28, 2019

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Spectacular eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, heavy ash up to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A spectacular explosive eruption started at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 01:23 UTC on March 27 (19:23 LT, March 26). Volcanic ash column reached 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l. The eruption produced a thick column of ash up to 3 km (1.8 feet), drifting...

March 27, 2019

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Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 03:38 UTC on March 19, 2019 (21:38 local time, March 18), ejecting a column of water vapor, gas and ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet). The eruption also threw incandescent material 2.5 km (1.5 miles)...

March 19, 2019

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Explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Mexico's Popocatepetl produced another spectacular explosion over the weekend, just 10 days after authorities reported a new 200 m (656 feet) wide lava dome formed in its crater. In the last 24 hours, 24 exhalations were recorded, CENAPRED reported March 4,...

March 05, 2019

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New lava dome forms on Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A new lava dome has formed at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico, placing authorities on alert. A powerful eruption, much stronger than those of February 14 and 15, is possible. According to a report released by the National Coordination of Civil Protection on February...

February 21, 2019

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Chiapas, Mexico at 16:14 UTC (10:14 local time) on February 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth 67.9 km (42.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 70 km (43.5 miles). GEOFON reports it as M6.5 at a...

February 01, 2019

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A strong explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 03:06 UTC on January 23, 2019 (21:06 CST, January 22). The eruption threw incandescent fragments to a distance of 2 km (1.2 miles) over the slopes of the volcano. Ash was dispersed in a...

January 23, 2019