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Unformatted text preview: Gas lines broke and electric lines snapped causing wide spread fires and chaos. In fact, the government issued a radio appeal for the people not to light matches due to the high intensity of gas in the city. After Mexico City was declared a disaster area, helicopters were deployed to put out fires. After many days, most of the fires were put out but gas leaks remained a serious risk for more fire damage. 1985: Mexico suffers devastating earthquake, BBC News, BBC.uc.uk....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course EAS 1220 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '08