Ms. Rosa Martinez a 75 year old woman and her 79 year old husband lost their house and all that they had again. The first time was in 1985 where her house was destroyed by a powerful earthquake. Now again she lost all she had. It is unfortunate that this old couple had very little and now they have nothing but debris and sadness. Her long life husband was inside their house when the horrible earthquake happen, he was rescued out but remains in serious condition. This is one of millions of people hurting in Mexico. Lets get together and help them out. I know her personally and I'm broken inside because I need to help but I do not have enough to do that. They need our help and compassion. Please HELP!!! Tuesday's temblor caused heavy and prolonged rattling in the capital. Although the two earthquakes struck hundreds of miles apart, they have some similarities, experts say.
The 7.1-magnitude earthquake Tuesday was about 650 kilometers from the epicenter of the 8.1-magnitude earthquake that hit September 8, said Jana Pursley, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey.
Both earthquakes seem to be a result of the rupture of fault lines within the North American tectonic plate, according to Behzad Fatahi, associate professor of geotechnical and earthquake engineering at the University of Technology Sydney.