The Mexican Tremor


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Isidro Huichapa, Staff Writter

For the past weeks,  we have been seeing how nature can be so beautiful, but at the same time, it can destroy anything that exists. On September 7 at 11:49 pm, a lot of Mexican families were surprised by a very strong earthquake that happened in the southern coast of Mexico near Chiapas and Guatemala. This earthquake affected 1.5 million of people and with this at least 41,000 houses were damaged.

According to the Servicio Sismologico Nacional (National Seismological Service), the epicenter of this earthquake was in Gulf of Tehuantepec. The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, was the person in charge of keeping the people informed of what was going on during this earthquake. Although, some people already had the feeling that something like this would happen. This is because on September 6 (one day before the earthquake) the earthquake alarms were activated in some places of Mexico, including Mexico City. This caused a lot of people to evacuate.

President Peña Nieto said, in a press conference later, that the earthquake was one of the strongest earthquakes of the past 100 years and that it was felt by 50 million people. The results of this earthquake also caused a Tsunami in Chiapas, Salina Cruz, and other coasts in Central America and Ecuador. Mexico sent a lot of help to the United States when a hurricane was hitting Texas, but this time the United States did not send any help to the people who were affected. The U.S. president Donald J. Trump has not said anything regarding the United States helping Mexico.

Alejandro Cintora-Huichapa (11) believes that since Mexico in some way helped the U.S., the U.S. should help Mexico and stop caring about the differences both countries have.

“I think that the United States should help Mexico because Mexico had sent help when the United States was vulnerable. Our people in Mexico are suffering right now, and they should send some help so their pain can disappear,” said Cintora-Huichapa.

The world is constantly changing, and we in some way will have to accept each other so when we have to face situations like this, we can be prepared and know that someone will be there for us.


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