The feeble response of ruling politicians to the devastating quake sparked a grassroots movement to challenge corruption and secure low-cost housing. Yet modern Mexico City often seems indifferent to poverty and inequality. The devastation of the Mexico City earthquake was swift. In just over a minute — in the early hours of 19 September, while the city was still asleep — , houses crumbled, 5, people died and roughly five million residents were left without electricity or potable water. On the Televisa broadcast that morning, newscaster Lourdes Guerrero maintained her smile as the room around her began to move.
1985 Mexico City earthquake
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Skip to this video now. Play Video. All rights reserved. The devastating earthquake that struck Mexico in More. The earthquake was felt as far away as Houston, Texas.
Mexico City Earthquake, 1985
Notes: Tropical Cyclone Tracey caused an impact in economy of about million dollars in. Also, Tropical Cyclone Tracey lead to a loss in population which dropped the people in jobs decimating local businesses. Tropical Cyclone Tracey destroyed over homes.