Just recently, Central Mexico was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that took the lives of innocent people. While many survived, most of them lost their homes and apartments. This goes without saying that over millions of people had their electricity supply cut.
Individuals were quick to offer their prayers and sympathies on social media sites. Others uploaded photos taken directly from the affected areas, while some shared videos showcasing the prowess of the earthquake.
One video shows an explosion, the other features a building crashing down.
While most felt fear and hopelessness, a group of tourists found the near-death experience funny. One shouted and asked if they were recording it.
Reports have it that the terrifying earthquake happened just hours after a series of nationwide drills were conducted. The drills, in particular, were meant to commemorate the earthquake that leveled the country three decades ago.
Here’s an aerial shot of an area moments after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred.
The epicenter was said to be 2.8 miles away from east-northeast of San Juan Raboso, just 34.1 miles south-southwest of Puebla city. The earthquake unleashed its power on the anniversary of yet another earthquake that killed thousands of people in Mexico City in 1985.
Rescuers reportedly struggled in finding survivors through the rubble. This is the second time in two weeks that an earthquake leveled Mexico, with the first one having a magnitude power of 8.1.
President Donald Trump of the United States tweeted this:
God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.”
One Luis Ramos was quoted saying,
On the elevated roadway, I could see smoke and hear explosions. I saw a lot of damaged buildings where the exteriors had fallen. I saw some collapsed buildings.”
A Facebook page called Hope Worldwide uploaded a number of photos, showing the relentless power of the killer earthquake.
People were quick to find safety, as buildings and establishments started to crumble down.
Check out some of the disheartening videos taken during the disaster:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mexico!
China Will Be Banning All Petrol and Diesel Cars Soon
China has officially announced that they will be stopping production and sales of petrol and diesel cars “in the near future.”
For a country known as the biggest car market in the world, this is a pretty big move. As you’ve read in the headline, yes, China has announced plans to ban production of all petrol and diesel cars “in the near future,” according to Xin Guobin, vice-minister of industry and information technology.
In an auto industry forum held in Tianjin, China, Xin has shared that the ministry has started “relevant research” and are currently working on a timetable to implement the policy soon.
Xin Goubin has confirmed that research has began on banning petrol and diesel cars production and sales in China.
Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, The Largest In The World, Hits Record $1 Trillion
This seriously makes me want to be a Norwegian!
The wealth of a country is as important as its overall sovereignty. But for a country to really emerge in success, it must have both of these elements consistently. This is where sovereign wealth fund enters. It’s basically a state-owned investment fund and/or entity established on a lot of factors (e.g. official foreign currency operations, balance payment surpluses, resource exports, etc.).
Interestingly, a nation just managed to reach the largest sovereign wealth fund in history. It’s none other than Norway, and, for the first time, it sits at US$1 trillion value. The historic figure happened during the rising of the global stock markets and euro.
There's definitely a reason for every Norwegian to celebrate!
Miami’s Financial District Looks Like An Ocean As The Storm Surge Flooded The Streets
These images and videos of Miami’s financial district during the hurricane’s wrath are terrifying!
Hurricane Irma's wrath was felt by the residents in the Carribean and Florida. In fact, Miami's once busy streets changed into a ghost town with flood waters everywhere, making the central business district look like an ocean.
Miami's Brickell district, which is dubbed as the "Wall Street of the South", was once filled with people from all walks of life - students, bankers, entrepreneurs, and employees.