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Mexico’s Pemex says largest refinery shut down due to fire after quake

Screen grab of firemen putting out refinery fire

REUTERS, JUNE 23, 2020 MEXICO CITY – Mexican national oil company Pemex said on Tuesday that its Salina Cruz oil refinery, the country’s largest, was offline after a fire broke out that badly injured at least one worker following a major earthquake that struck nearby. The fire, which ignited where power generators and a boiler are located, was quickly extinguished, …

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Port Royal: The sunken pirate city in Jamaica

National Geographic Depiction of the quake in Port Royal

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2019 At the beginning of the 1690s, Port Royal was a big city in Jamaica, bustling with trade both legal and illegal. Close to important shipping routes, it was a waypoint for all in the Caribbean. Today though Port Royal is known to archaeologists as the “City that Sank”. On June 7th 1692 at 11:43 am three earthquakes …

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