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central Mexico earthquake
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On September 19th a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Puebla state of Mexico, approximately 75 miles from Mexico City. It impacted a large expanse of the country and caused over 200 fatalities and 1300 injuries. Extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure has also been reported  As of 6am on September 20th, over 24 aftershocks have been reported.

The NASA Disasters Program is supporting this event and is coordinating with US response agencies. We are also in contact with CENEPRED and AEM of Mexico and plan to support by providing landslide susceptibility models and radar-based defamation and damage assessment products.