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Mexico Earthquake

The largest earthquake in almost a century struck Mexico off the Pacific coast of Chiapas on Thursday night, September 7th. This massive earthquake registered 8.2 and set off Tsunami warnings. Southern states like Oaxaca and Chiapas seem to have taken the brunt of it. As damage reports come in, we will add images and videos of what we find on the internet so you can find this all in one place. #MexicoEarthquake #PrayforMexico Last Update 9/8 1:51pm


58 Confirmed Dead so far in Mexico's 8.1 Earthquake! Details and video at ­čÖĆ— 99.1 KGGI (@991KGGI) September 8, 2017

Enrique Pe├▒a Nieto viajar├í a Oaxaca para supervisar da├▒os; se contabilizan 45 muertos en la zona.— El Heraldo de M├ęxico (@elheraldo_mx) September 8, 2017

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Mezcal distillery tour in Oaxaca

Our good friend Rene Cabrera from Las Bugambilias Tours in Oaxaca has sent us this set up photos from a recent Mezcal distillery tour in Santiago Matatlán.


Las Bugambilias Tours by Rene Cabrera -

Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca by Alvin Starkman -

Birding Magic in San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca

By Suzanne Staples
While spending time in Oaxaca city in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, we decided to explore the mountainous areas surrounding the city.  Oaxaca rests in a valley between three mountain ranges.  The Majestic Sierra Madre del Sur rises to the south, climbing to about nine thousand feet. At the top, a dense pine-oak forest is interspersed with tree ferns, brilliant orchids and meters-long climbing vines. Tiny red salvia flowers and orange paintbrush generously dot the road that is carved from the steep mountain.  Many of the simple homes along the road at the higher elevations have plant nurseries.  Colorful pots of flowers line up in neat rows against the steep hill.  Pink and red begonias flourish here, as do rich blue Nile lillies and white calla lillies.  The people carry baskets of these blooms into Oaxaca city to sell in the many markets.

The small hamlet of San Jose del Pacifico perches along the highway near the summit of the mountain range.  The land dro…