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12 Nov 1997 description
  1. Hurricane Rick, grade three on the Hurricane Saffir/Simpson scale (wind speed up to 179-193 km/h), hit Mexico's Southern Pacific coast on 9 and 10 November 1997, in particular the coast of the Oaxaca region, which is still trying to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Pauline in October 1997.
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.

26 Apr 1989 description

UNDRO 89/0907

MEXICO EARTHQUAKE
INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
26 APRIL 1989

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON EARTHQUAKE WHICH HIT MEXICO ON 25 APRIL 1989 AT 08:29 A.M LOCAL TIME (14:29 GMT):

2. EARTHQUAKE'S MAGNITUDE MEASURED 6.8 ON THE RICHTER SCALE.

3. EPICENTER, LATITUDE 16.9 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 99.2 DEGREES WEST, LOCATED 65 KM EAST OF ACAPULCO, APPROX 320 KM SOUTH WEST OF MEXICO CITY.

4. PRELIMINARY SURVEYS INDICATED THAT APPARENTLY NO IMPORTANT DAMAGES CAUSED BY TREMORS.

12 Sep 1988 description


UNDRO 88/1926
CARIBBEAN REGION - HURRICANE GILBERT
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
12 SEPTEMBER 1988

ALERT MESSAGE

HURRICANE GILBERT, WITH CENTRAL WINDS OF 100 MPH (160 KMPH) AND EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY, THREATENING HISPANIOLA, JAMAICA AND CUBA, ACCORDING TO THE (UNDRO-PAHO/WHO-LRCS) PAN CARIBBEAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND PREVENTION PROJECT TEAM (PCDPPP) AND UNITED STATES NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

HURRICANE WARNINGS INFORCE IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI, JAMAICA AND SOUTHERN CUBA. UNDRO WITH PCDPPP SUPPORT MONITORING SITUATION.

19 Sep 1985 description


UNDRO 85/2030

MEXICO - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
19 SEPTEMBER 1985

1. A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE OF RICHTER MAGNITUDE 7.8 STRUCK MEXICO AT 1318 GMT TODAY. EPICENTRE LOCATED 17.8N 102.3W, I.E. 400 KM SOUTHWEST OF MEXICO CITY OFF PACIFIC COAST.

2. IN MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE AND TELEX LINES CUT. FIRST ESTIMATES INDICATE THAT PERHAPS 35 PERCENT OF ALL BUILDINGS DAMAGED AND 30 SQUARE KM OF CENTRAL MEXICO CITY ALMOST TOTALLY DESTROYED. WIDESPREAD FIRES AND GAS LEAKS.