NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
The vast metropolis of Mexico City is located in Mexico’s tectonically active high plateaus. 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.