Articles tagged "mexico"

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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

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Severe storms spawn damaging tornadoes and hail in northern Mexico

Parts of northern Mexico were struck by hail and tornadoes as storms hit over the past few days-- one twister ripped through Apodaca in Nuevo Leon on Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2020, and another in Juarez, Chihuahua, on Monday afternoon, May 11. Two fatalities, at...

May 12, 2020

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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