Articles tagged "mexico"

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Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

In 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on September 11, monitoring systems of the Popocatepetl volcano registered 128 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases and low ash content.1 Additionally, 753 minutes of low-amplitude tremor were recorded as well as an...

September 13, 2021

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Huge boulders break off a mountain near Mexico City, plunging into a densely populated neighborhood

A part of a mountain in Tlalnepantla, located on the outskirts of Mexico City, gave way on Friday, September 10, 2021, sending huge boulders -- some of them the size of small homes -- into a densely populated area, and leaving at least 1 person dead and 10 missing....

September 12, 2021

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Hurricane "Olaf" hits Mexico, leaving 200 000 customers without power

Hurricane "Olaf" made landfall very near San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico at around 03:20 UTC on September 10, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 976 hPa, making it a Category 2...

September 11, 2021

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Hurricane "Olaf" straddling the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico

Hurricane "Olaf" is straddling the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur on September 10, 2021, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. At 09:00 UTC, its center was located about 70 km (45 miles) SW of La Paz and 205 km (125 miles) SW of...

September 10, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits near Acapulco, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit near Acapulco, Mexico at 01:47 UTC on September 8, 2021 (20:47 CDT, September 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles),...

September 08, 2021

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Hurricane "Nora" hits Mexico with very heavy rains, leaving at least 1 person dead

Category 1 Hurricane "Nora" made brief landfall along the coast of Jalisco, Mexico around midnight UTC on August 29, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 980 hPa. Rainfall from remnants of Nora is...

August 30, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Nora" strengthening on its way toward Baja California, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Nora" formed south of Mexico at 15:00 UTC on August 26, 2021, as the 14th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season. The system is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Saturday, August 27, and approach the southern portion of...

August 27, 2021

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Grace rapidly intensified into a major hurricane before making landfall in Mexico

Hurricane "Grace" rapidly intensified before making landfall south of Tuxpan, Mexico at 06:00 UTC on August 21, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h (125 mph), just below Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson hurricane wind scale. At the time,...

August 23, 2021

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Hurricane "Grace" strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico

Hurricane "Grace" is strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from north of Cabo Rojo to Barra del Tordo. Landfall is expected within the warning area this evening or tonight, August...

August 20, 2021

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Hurricane "Grace" to make landfall over Yucatan Peninsula, strong winds and dangerous storm surge expected

Hurricane "Grace" is approaching eastern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and is expected to make landfall during the next 6 hours, move across the Yucatan Peninsula today, and move over the southwest Gulf of Mexico late tonight through Friday, the National...

August 19, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Coahuila and Durango, Mexico

Heavy rains hit the border region between the Mexican states of Coahuila and Durango early August 5, 2021, causing destructive flash floods. Ragging floodwaters swept away numerous cars and severely damaged at least 50 homes. One of the worst affected areas was the...

August 08, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Enrique" forms off the SW coast of Mexico, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible

Tropical Storm "Enrique" formed off of the southwestern coast of Mexico at 09:00 UTC on June 25, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season. While the center of Enrique is forecast to remain offshore, strong winds, life-threatening...

June 25, 2021

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60 percent of banana crops in Colima wiped out by Tropical Storm "Dolores"

Tropical Storm "Dolores" -- the 4th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season -- made landfall just northwest of the town of Punda San Telmo, near the border of the Mexican states of Colima and Michoacán, on June 19, 2021, with maximum...

June 22, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Dolores" forecast to be near hurricane strength as it hits Mexico

Tropical Storm "Dolores" continues intensifying on its way toward Mexico. Landfall is expected today, June 19, or early June 20, 2021, along the southwest coast of Mexico. Dolores formed at 15:00 UTC on June 18 as the 4th named storm of the 2021 Pacific...

June 19, 2021

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Oaxaca drenched by 3 months' worth of rain in 2 days, Mexico

At least two people have died and around 6 000 people have been impacted in the region of Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico, after intense rains on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, caused flooding and landslides. The national meteorological service reported that...

June 18, 2021

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Increased seismic activity in Michoacán may foretell birth of new volcano

For the second time since 2020, scientists are considering the possibility of a new volcano forming in Uruapan City in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, after detecting 236 low magnitude micro quakes in the area from May 1 to June 8, 2021. In 2020, a team of about 50...

June 11, 2021

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Massive sinkhole in Puebla continues to expand, now at 110 m (360 feet), Mexico

The enormous sinkhole in Puebla State, southeastern Mexico, has grown to 110 m (360 feet) in diameter as of Monday, June 7, 2021, prompting authorities to widen the security perimeter. The hole has already destroyed a nearby house's bedroom and part of a wall...

June 09, 2021

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Massive sinkhole opens in southeastern Mexico

A giant sinkhole measuring 80 m (262 feet) in diameter has opened up on a field in southern Mexico on Saturday, May 29, 2021. No damage or injuries were reported, but a nearby home is at risk of being swallowed as the gaping hole continues to expand rapidly each...

June 02, 2021

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Two huge earth cracks open up in Jalisco, Mexico

The Municipal Unit of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Sayula reported two giant fissures extending from the Sayula lagoon to the Guadalajara-Colima Freeway in Jalisco, Mexico on May 10, 2021. The Civil Protection staff and firefighters went to the scene to...

May 17, 2021

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Lake Cuitzeo, the second-largest lake in Mexico dries up

At the end of April 2021, drought conditions were covering 85 percent of Mexico. Numerous lakes and reservoirs have dried up, or are in the process of drying up, including the country's second-largest body of freshwater -- Lake Cuitzeo. Before the current...

May 11, 2021

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Laguna del Farallón in Veracruz lost 75 percent of its water in several months, Mexico

Laguna del Farallón -- a 180 ha (445 acres) lagoon in Veracruz, Mexico -- has lost 75% of its water over the past several months due to lack of rain and drought. As of April 22, drought conditions are covering 85 percent of Mexico. In Veracruz, 32 of the...

April 26, 2021

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Drought conditions covering 85 percent of Mexico, lakes and reservoirs drying up

Drought conditions are now covering 85 percent of Mexico in what is described as its worst in 30 years. As of Thursday, April 22, 2021, lakes and reservoirs have been reportedly drying up, including the country's second-largest body of freshwater. According to...

April 23, 2021

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Earthquake swarm in the vicinity of El Chichon volcano, Mexico

Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) has registered a total of 22 earthquakes within 35 km (22 miles) of El Chichon (El Chichonal) volcano from December 24, 2020, to January 19, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1982 (VEI 5). More...

January 22, 2021

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Hurricane "Eta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic flash flooding and landslides expected

Tropical Storm "Eta" formed on November 1, 2020, and strengthened into a hurricane at 09:00 UTC on Monday, November 2. The official forecast calls for rapid intensification and Eta could very well be a major hurricane when it makes landfall in Nicaragua....

November 02, 2020

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Early-season snow and freezing temperatures hit Mexico's Chihuahua

The first snowfall of the season has arrived in Chihuahua, Mexico, on October 27, 2020, accompanied by rains and below-freezing temperatures as low as -8 °C (17.6 °F). According to meteorologists, the phenomenon was unusual for the month of October. While...

October 29, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Zeta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, moving toward Yucatan and U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Zeta" formed at 06:00 UTC on October 25, 2020, as the 27th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to portions of the northwestern Caribbean Sea and adjacent land areas...

October 25, 2020

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Spectacular fireball lights up the sky over Mexico, hits land and sparks a fire

A brilliant fireball blazed over northeastern Mexico around 03:14 UTC on October 7, 2020 (22:14 LT on October 6), leaving witnesses and sky observers startled as the space object put on a spectacular display. The meteorite hit a small town in Tamaulipas, sparking a...

October 08, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Gamma" claims 6 lives, stalls near the coast of Yucatan

Tropical Storm "Gamma" made landfall near Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico over the weekend with near-hurricane force winds and very heavy rain, claiming the lives of at least 6 people and forcing thousands to evacuate. Gamma made landfall near Tulum at...

October 05, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Gamma" to make landfall in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Gamma" formed at 00:00 UTC on October 3, 2020, as the 24th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Gamma is the earliest forming 24th named Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set on October 27, 2005. The biggest threat...

October 03, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Marco" forecast to move over or near the Yucatan Peninsula on August 22

Tropical Storm "Marco" formed over the northwestern Caribbean at 03:00 UTC on Saturday, August 22, 2020, as the 13th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. This is the earliest named 13th storm in the Atlantic on record. The previous record was...

August 22, 2020

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Heavy rains kill 3, damage 1 700 buildings in Veracruz, Mexico

Heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides in Veracruz, Mexico, from August 8 to 10, resulting in three fatalities and more than 1 700 buildings damaged. Three people lost their lives after a landslide struck Filomeno Mata Municipality. More than 1 700 buildings,...

August 14, 2020

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Tropical Depression "Hanna" barrels through Mexico, leaving 11 people dead or missing

After making landfall in Texas as Category 1 hurricane, Hanna weakened into a tropical depression as it barrelled through Mexico, bringing severe flooding that caused considerable property damage, killed at least five people, and left six others missing in the...

July 28, 2020

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ESA's Sentinel-1 maps M7.4 Oaxaca earthquake from space, Mexico

ESA's Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission mapped the powerful M7.4 earthquake that struck Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca on June 23, 2020. The satellite radar data are being used to examine the effects of tremors on land. At around 15:20 UTC (10:20 LT) on June...

July 25, 2020

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Powerful explosion at Popocatepetl, heavy ash to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A powerful volcanic eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at around 14:58 UTC (09:58 LT) on July 22, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, a heavy volcanic ash plume reached approximately 7 300 m (24 000 feet) above sea level. In a 24-hour...

July 23, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail cause fatal flooding and landslides in Oaxaca and Jalisco, Mexico

Heavy downpours hit Mexico's southern states of Jalisco and Oaxaca this week, resulting in fatal flooding and landslides. In Oaxaca, two casualties were reported as flooding damaged houses and roads. In Jalisco, a hailstorm struck the Guadalajara and Zapopan...

July 16, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 15:29 UTC on June 23, 2020, at a depth of 26.3 km (14.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 11.9 km (7.4 miles) SSW of...

June 23, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail lead to severe flooding in Mexico City

Heavy rains and hail accompanied by winds of 40 to 50 km/h (25 to 31 mph) hit Mexico's capital on Monday, June 8, 2020, leading to severe flooding in various parts of the city. Rapidly rising waters flooded streets and stranded drivers, leading to emergency...

June 12, 2020

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Tornado hits San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico

A tornado struck the municipality of San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico, on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Prior to the storm's formation, the National Water Commission warned of tornado and rains with gusts exceeding 70 km/h (43 mph) in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo...

May 28, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico at 08:46 UTC (01:46 LT) on May 22, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles)....

May 22, 2020

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Giant hail hits San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Giant hailstones about the size of a melon lashed Ciudad Valles in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on May 17, 2020, injuring three people and causing damage to properties. An intense storm accompanied by hail began around 23:00 UTC (18:00 LT), smashing vehicles, damaging...

May 19, 2020