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M 7.1 - 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico (1 Viewer)

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Hundreds of fatalities with this one so far... Terrible
 

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The video from this event is really scary. I expect sub-standard building codes in this region but some of those buildings just flat out collapsed. Makes me wonder how the buildings in the Southeast would manage with a New Madrid earthquake.
 

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The video from this event is really scary. I expect sub-standard building codes in this region but some of those buildings just flat out collapsed. Makes me wonder how the buildings in the Southeast would manage with a New Madrid earthquake.
I have my doubts too. A lot of the soil types across the Southeast and the MS River Valley are sandy loams and sandy silts. When saturated (or even semi-saturated), you get a lot of liquefaction which basically turns the ground to liquid. That just kills what structural integrity of the building is there and they likely will be destroyed.
 

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The video from this event is really scary. I expect sub-standard building codes in this region but some of those buildings just flat out collapsed. Makes me wonder how the buildings in the Southeast would manage with a New Madrid earthquake.
Some of those buildings fell like they were bricks balanced on toothpicks, and that's unfortunately how they were built - with no lateral shearing support. Soft story structure with no sheer wall and large open spaces at the bottom for parking.
 

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