Earthquakes, Heavy Rain Cause Mexican Scenic Highway to Collapse

Earthquakes, Heavy Rain Cause Mexican Scenic Highway to Collapse

On Saturday, a series of small earthquakes–combined with days of heavy rain– caused a Mexican highway to collapse.

“Mexico’s federal highway authority says the collapse occurred about 58 miles south of the border city of Tijuana, according to The Associated Press. The road leads to the port city of Ensenada, on the Baja California peninsula,” NBC News reported.

Prior to the earthquakes, the road already showed signs of stress. Travelers reported sections of the road that was sinking or had fractures or cracks. The San Diego Union Tribune reported that the highway appeared to be plunging toward the sea.

The earthquakes ranged in magnitude from 1.3 to 4.3. A 300-meter section of highway was affected.

Amazingly, no one was injured.