Mexico City

Mexico City
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

The vast metropolis of Mexico City is located in Mexico’s tectonically active high plateaus, about 500 miles south of the Texas border. The sprawling city, featured here on Jan. 31, 1985, experienced a massive earthquake in September 1985 that killed 10,000 residents. Today Mexico City is home to nearly 9 million people. This natural color Landsat 5 image of Mexico City was created using Thematic Mapper bands 3,2,1.

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  • Data Date:

    January 31, 1985
  • Visualization Date:

    September 30, 2009
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM
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