The state of Morelos, south of Mexico City and adjacent to Puebla has suffered the brunt of the September 19 quake. From the major city of Cuernavaca to the 16th century monasteries and village churches, the quake has taken a heavy toll. Here are some preliminary reports and pictures.
In Cuernavaca itself, the Cortes palace towers and the Sagrario chapel adjacent to the cathedral both suffered moderate damage.
|Tlayacapan facade (©Robert Jackson)|
Tlayacapan nave damage
|Jantetelco tower (©Robert Jackson)|
Bell towers and vaults were cracked and fractured at other conventos in the area including Jantetelco and Yautepec.
|Jantetelco nave exterior (©Robert Jackson)|
|Jantetelco convento (©Robert Jackson)|
Church fronts were also affected in the southern part of the state, close to the epicenter and neighboring Puebla.
text © 2017 Richard D. Perry
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