The Canadian Press

1985-09-19 | Mexican Quake

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A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck Mexico City in the early morning of September 19, 1985. Fifty-six-year-old Montreal businessman Donald Beapre was in a hotel in Mexico City getting ready to leave when a severe earthquake hit on September 20.

Date: 1985-09-19
Placeline: MIRABEL AIRPORT, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << well I had just lathered up it was 7:20 in the morning I was ready to shave and suddenly the washbasin start to move and it's locked out water on both sides literally knocked me off my feet I was on the 27th floor of the shuffle tobacco El presidente's chapultepec Hotel >>