Buildings swayed in Mexico City and some neighborhoods lost power after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck about 273 kilometers (170 miles) southwest of the capital of Latin America’s second-largest economy.
There have been more earthquakes strong enough to be felt in Oklahoma this year than in all of 2013, overwhelming state officials who are trying to determine if the temblors are linked to oil and natural gas production.
The world’s strongest earthquake in a year and hundreds of aftershocks rattled the copper-rich Atacama Desert last week, forcing almost a million people to seek refuge from tsunamis. The copper market barely reacted.
Bloomberg BNA — Russia, Denmark and Canada all are trying to prove that their land masses extend to the North Pole, handing the international commission that gives its expert recommendations on such matters its most highly contested issue to date and highlighting the central role the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea will have in determining the future of the rapidly changing region.
Chile lifted an evacuation order of coastal areas after the strongest earthquake in four years killed six people and prompted President Michelle Bachelet to order military leaders to the region to maintain order.