It looked like a miracle in the making. A 12-year-old girl was discovered alive under the ruins of a school toppled by the Sept. 19 earthquake in Mexico City. Thermal instruments detected her presence, and rescue dogs confirmed it with a bark, setting off a furious campaign to get her out. Mexicans—and later the world—tracked the rescue operation on live TV. Their hearts lifted with reports of her wiggling hand. They cheered on news that rescuers were able to get her water and oxygen.
The earthquake that hit central Mexico yesterday (Sept. 19) summoned terrifying flashbacks of the massive destruction wrought by the most deadly tremor to shake the country’s capital, 32 years ago to the day. It also awakened the same spirit of solidarity in ordinary citizens that carried Mexico City through the first days after the 1985 quake, an 8.1-magnitude monster that killed thousands and crushed entire blocks.
Earlier today (Sept. 19), residents of Mexico City found themselves picking up the shattered pieces of their city after a deadly earthquake, just like they did 32 years ago. Mexico’s capital and its surrounding areas were struck by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that toppled several dozen buildings (link in Spanish) and killed at least 100 people. The quake happened on the anniversary of a 1985 tremor, the most devastating to rock Mexico City in recorded history.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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