Central Mexico Rocked By 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake, Hundreds Killed

by Jessica Montevago
Central Mexico Rocked By 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake, Hundreds Killed

USGS map of the earthquake in Mexico. Photo: U.S. Geological Survey


Mexico is reeling after a powerful earthquake killed at least 226 people, just two weeks after an 8.2-magnitude quake struck the country’s southern coast.

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Tuesday afternoon near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 100 miles from Mexico City, devastating Mexico City and the states of Morelos, Puebla and Mexico. Panicked residents flooded the streets as prolonged tremors shook the region.

Officials in the capital said at least 44 structures collapsed. Emergency workers continue to search for people trapped underneath the rubble. The death toll is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue.

Tuesday's quake falls on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 earthquake that killed as many as 10,000 people in Mexico. It also comes just two weeks after an 8.2-magnitude struck the country’s Southern coast and left 90 dead.

The Mexico International Airport—the second busiest airport in Latin America and home to AeroMexico, as well as low-cost carriers Interjet and Volaris—reopened at 4 pm local time after suspending operations for several hours. Videos from the scene show a main roadway in front of Terminal 2 buckled.

Airport authorities advised travelers to contact their airlines for details on how the shutdown might affect their reservations. 

The Four Seasons Mexico City reported on its Twitter feed that “all guests and employees at the hotel are safe, our premises have been inspected and are well and running.”

  1
  0
Daily Top List

Top Things to Do in Minnesota

1. Brainerd’s Lakeland

2. North Shore State parks

3. Retro Chic at Detroit Lakes

4. Lanesboro’s Root River Charm

5. Grand Marais’ Art Scene

Source: Midwest Living

TMR THIS WEEK
http://services.travelsavers.com/AMGService.svc/REST/GetImage?ImageID=54ea58dc-0718-e911-800f-782bcb667b27

National Parks Make Headlines, Serve as Reminder to Travel Advisors to Ready Clients for Peak Season

Despite the current shutdown disruptions, the time for travel to these natural wonders will soon be upon us once more. Tour operators are at the ready, which means now is the time for travel advisors to think ahead.

TMR Recommendations
Top Stories
Want to Know the Commission Payment Schedules of FIT/Packaged Vacation Tour Operators?
Want to Know the Commission Payment Schedules of FIT/Packaged Vacation Tour Operators?

With all the things a travel agent needs to juggle, trying to determine when your commissions will arrive is one less worry if you have a reference list on hand.

FIT Tour Operators Reveal New Products Debuting in 2019
FIT Tour Operators Reveal New Products Debuting in 2019

From a Red Light District walking tour of Amsterdam to a foodie and yoga tour in Provence to a helicopter and Harley tour in South Africa, there are new FIT options for every taste and budget.

African Travel’s Top Travel Advisors to be Rewarded
African Travel’s Top Travel Advisors to be Rewarded

Six agents will enjoy a luxurious safari vacation, with winners based on client bookings made between December 2018 and May 2019.

TTC Sees Growth in Egypt, Greece, U.S. for 2019
TTC Sees Growth in Egypt, Greece, U.S. for 2019

Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have rolled out a host of new programs in anticipation of a robust year of travel.

Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 400 in Indonesia
Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 400 in Indonesia

The tsunami hit without warning around the Sunda Strait on Saturday night.

On Location: In Panama, Where Even the Oceans Meet
On Location: In Panama, Where Even the Oceans Meet

For its 500th birthday, Panama is uniting the world once again, offering safe adventure, history, nature, amazing food and beverage, plus a new luxury hotel. Even the Pope is going there.

News Briefs
TMR Report Cards & Outlooks
Advertiser's Voice
Advertiser's Voice: Tauck