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Mexico / Earthquake #306001

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1985
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(Studio) Est. death toll so far in major earthquake hitting Mexico reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Destruction in Mexico City examined; scenes shown. Damage elsewhere in Mexico and concern for ships near epicenter discussed. City's geological vulnerability to earthquakes explained. [Seismologist Kate HUTTON - explains Mexico City's situation.] [Seismologist Bruce BOLT - notes implications for Mexico City's building codes and construction practices.] Basis of relatively little damage in Acapulco explained. [Engineer Gil HEGEMIER - notes building standards in US.] Los Angeles' earthquake vulnerability mentioned. Reactions of Mexican communities across United States described. [WOMAN - hopes to learn children are safe.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) president Reagan reported sending condolences and offering aid to President Miguel de 1a Madrid.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico) Earthquake damage elsewhere in Mexico examined; scenes shown. [Hotel manager Juan DELGADO - describes situation.] [Tourist Susan BOLTEN - comments on experience.]

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Mexico City, Mexico) Efforts to rescue those trapped in Mexico City examined; experiences of various survivors (named) outlined. [PEOPLE - comment on those trapped.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Dow, David;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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