On the other side of the continent, another hurricane looms, with Mexico in its sights


Source: NBC News

The U.S. Embassy and consulates in Mexico warned Americans on the country’s Pacific coast to be prepared as a major hurricane was forecast to make landfall Monday.

With all eyes on the death and destruction wrought last week by Hurricane Ian, which was blamed Sunday for 83 deaths in Florida and four in North Carolina, Hurricane Orlene seemed to sneak up on Mexico and then rapidly roar with destructive winds.


Fuerte sismo de magnitud 7,6 sacude el suroeste de México


Fuente: CNN

Un sismo de magnitud 7,6 sacudió México este lunes, según reportes del Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS, por sus siglas en inglés).

El foco sísmico estuvo localizado a 10 kilómetros de profundidad y el epicentro estuvo ubicado a 42 kilómetros al norte-noroeste de La Placita de Morelos, Michoacán.

El sismo también se sintió con fuerza en la Ciudad de México.

El Sismológico Nacional de México lo registró con una magnitud 7,4.


Hurricane Agatha makes landfall in Mexico


Source: CBS News

Hurricane Agatha made landfall at 4 p.m. CT Monday just west of Puerto Angel, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. This is the earliest a Category 2 storm has made landfall along Mexico’s Pacific Coast. 

Weakening after it made landfall, Agatha was located about 65 miles north-northeast of Puerto Angel, Mexico, and had maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph as of 11 p.m. ET Monday. It was moving northeast at 8 mph, according to NHC.


Earthquake rattles southern Mexico, causing fright; no reports of damage, injuries

Date: March 3, 2022

Source: USA Today News

MEXICO CITY — An earthquake struck southeast Mexico on Thursday, sending people fleeing into the streets.

The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 and said the epicenter was about 7 miles west-northwest of the town of Nopalapan in Veracruz, at a depth of 69 miles.

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90 homes evacuated in Tijuana due to slide danger

Date: March 2, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

At least 257 people were forced to abandon 90 homes in Tijuana, Baja California, due to landslides on Monday.

In the rugged, hilly terrain of the Camino Verde neighborhood, 172 adults and 85 children from some 100 families saw their homes collapse when cracks opened in the ground.

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6.0 quake hits off Mexico’s Pacific coast; no damage reports


Source: ABC News

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred around 4:22 p.m. off the coast of Jalisco state.


Search in Mexico hill collapse slowed by fears of landslides


Source: ABC News

Authorities in Tlalnepantla, the municipality in Mexico state where the disaster took place Friday, reduced the number of missing people from 10 to three Saturday after seven of the missing were located, said Ricardo de la Cruz, undersecretary general of Mexico state.


Flooding north of Mexico City leaves streets submerged


Source: ABC News

Mexican authorities say heavy rains in recent days in central Mexico filled the area’s reservoirs to their capacity forcing water releases that only added to woes downstream in places like Tula.


Olaf weakens after hitting Mexico’s Los Cabos as Cat 2 storm


Source: AP News

Hurricane Olaf slipped back to tropical storm force on Friday after slamming into the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and then drenching the region with torrential rains.

The storm came ashore near San Jose del Cabo late Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph (155 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.


5 dead in southern Mexico from mudslide, drowning


Source: The Washington Post

Four residents of the southern Mexico state of Chiapas died when a landslide caused by heavy rains collapsed their house, and a Portuguese tourist died when she fell into a rain-swollen river, authorities said Tuesday.

The state civil defense office said the landslide claimed the lives of a woman and three children Monday in a rural community just outside the Chiapas state capital.