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25 Oct 1993 description

DHA-GENEVA 93/0449

MEXICO - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
25 OCTOBER 1993

1. ON 24 OCT AT 0752HRS GMT AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.5 ON RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED IN MEXICO. EPICENTRE NEAR COAST OF STATE OF GUERRERO (300KM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MEXICO CITY).

2. NO MAJOR DAMAGE, NOR CASUALTIES INDICATED IN INITIAL REPORTS, WHICH HAVE BEEN CORROBORATED BY SUBSEQUENT DATA FROM DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN MEXICO.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - GENEVA +

TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-917-1234

01 Oct 1993 description


DHA-GENEVA 93/0396

MEXICO - TROPICAL STORM GERT AND FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
1 OCTOBER 1993

SITUATION

1. DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL FOLLOWING HURRICANE GERT (WHICH HIT EASTERN MEXICO 21 SEPTEMBER) PANUCO RIVER BASIN WAS FLOODED. ON 28 AND 29 SEPTEMBER, WATER LEVEL OF PANUCO RIVER ROSE TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LEVEL AND OVERFLOWED, INUNDATING APPROX. 200,000 HECTARES AND AGGRAVATING SITUATION.

12 Jan 1993 description

DHA-GENEVA 93/0012

MEXICO - MUDSLIDES/FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 JANUARY 1993

1. ACCORDING TO LATEST LOCAL REPORTS, 20 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN 1,000 MADE HOMELESS AFTER HEAVY RAINS PROVOKED MUDSLIDES AND THE COLLAPSE OF RICKETY HOMES IN NORTHERN CITY OF
TIJUANA, BORDERING CALIFORNIA, ON 7/8 JANUARY 1993. THOUSANDS MORE WERE LEFT WITHOUT ELECTRICITY OR POTABLE WATER. MOST AFFECTED AREAS WERE POOR NEIGHBOURHOODS WITH UNPAVED ROADS PERCHED ON STEEP SLOPES.