Tips for identifying structural damage and other threats that might come up during the aftermath of an earthquake
A collapsed building on the intersection of Concepción Beistegui and Uxmal streets, in Mexico City's Narvarte neighborhood, photo: Cuartoscuro/Diego Simón Sánchez
22 of September 2017 18:56:36
The earthquake's gone, but the threat's not over. Days after the 7.1. magnitude quake that struck Mexico's central region, buildings continue to collapse and be a source of probable danger in Mexico City and other states. In the country's capital, 38 buildings have crumbled according to Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa.To avoid further tragedy, here are some tips for identifying structural damage and other threats that might come up during an earthquake's aftermath. Some of these tips were issued by Mexico's Army and Navy Secretariat (Semar), others by Magdaleno Martínez, a geo-technician from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN).