Michoacan Mexico 1985 (ERNAL)
The Mw 8.1 Michoacan earthquake occurred in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, at 13:17 UTC (07:17 a.m., local time) on 19 September 1985. The epicenter of the event was located in the subduction zone of the Pacific Ocean, in the coast of the Michoacán state and was felt in many parts of Mexico, mainly in Mexico City. The earthquake exposed the high seismic risk in the soft soil area of Mexico City, located over 400 km from the epicenter. The number of people killed by the earthquake was at least 9,500; the number of injured were about 30,000; more than 150,000 people were left homeless. The estimate of direct economic losses for the earthquake was 3,589 million US dollars.
According to different sources, the number of people injured was between 30000 to 50000.
According to different sources, the number of people killed was between 9500 to 40000.
265 buildings collapsed and 775 severely damaged
According to different sources, the number of people homeless was between 150000 to 250000.