GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS:
By most accounts Mexico City is the most populous metropolitan center in North America (edging out the NYC metro area). However, Mexico City sits on a patchwork of volcanic soil and mud from an ancient lake, causing streets, buildings, and water pipes to shift and crack as infrastructure settles unevenly and exacerbating effects of the region's recurring seismic events, like last week's major earthquake. But last week's earthquake was anomalous, and this article explains why: www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-strange-tectonic-coincidence-of-mexicos-september-earthquakes
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