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1985 Mexico City earthquake
Mexico city – Collapsed General Hospital
Mexico City – Collapsed Hospital Juárez de México
Magnitude 8.0 Mw
Depth 20 km (12 mi)
Epicenter 18°21′N 102°23′W / 18.35°N 102.39°W / 18.35; -102.39Coordinates: 18°21′N 102°23′W / 18.35°N 102.39°W / 18.35; -102.39
Areas affected Mexico
Total damage Extreme
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Tsunami 1–3 m
Aftershocks 7.5 Mw 20 September 1985
7.0 Mw 30 April 1986
Casualties 5,000–45,000 dead
30,000 injured

The 1985 Mexico City Earthquake was an earthquake that happened in Mexico City on September 19, 1985. It had a magnitude of 8.1, and the number of people killed added up to 10,000 deaths.

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