Definitions for "1985 Mexico City earthquake"
The 1985 Mexico City earthquake was one of the most devastating earthquakes in the history of the Americas. On Thursday, September 19, 1985, at 7:19 AM local time, Mexico City was struck by an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was off the Pacific coast of Mexico, a distance of 350 km, in the Cocos Plate subduction zone.