Saturday, September 30, 2017

Mexico: earthquake damage in Morelos — update

As we saw in our previous post on the 9/19 earthquake, colonial monuments in Morelos were the hardest hit of any state in Mexico.
Here we bring you updated pictures and information.

San Agustin Jonacatepec;             Sto Tomas de Tetelilla, Jonacatepec
Churches in the eastern highlands of the state were the hardest hit. Damage is reported at Jonacatepec, Hueyapan, Jumiltepec and Tetela del Volcán.
Tetela del Volcán (courtesy of Robert Jackson)
Santo Domingo Hueyapan
Jumiltepec (courtesy Robert Jackson) 
Totolapan before the quake (courtesy of Robert Jackson)
Here are images of San Guillermo Totolapan, among the most heavily damaged churches in this area, missing its tower and espadaña.
Totolapan today. (courtesy of Robert Jackson)
Santo Domingo Oaxtepec
Tepoztlan, damaged towers and mirador (Robert Jackson)
The bell towers at Natividad Tepoztlan also sustained numerous cracks, while the picturesque mirador at the rear of the convento partly collapsed.
Lastly we post this most recent picture of the devastating damage at El Santuario de Tepalcingo.
text @2017 Richard D. Perry. pictures from internet sources and courtesy of Robert Jackson 

1 comment:

  1. So good of Robert Jackson to travel around and record the damage and to share his findings. Heartbreaking really.