Fake video on Mexican quake goes viral

Twitter shows us a different scenario, with several people mindlessly sharing videos of a building crumbling during an earthquake in September 2017.

By Author  |  Published: 15th Oct 2019  5:48 pmUpdated: 15th Oct 2019  5:54 pm
Old earthquake videos irk Mexicans
Mp showing the magnitude of the earthquake.

Fake news vendors do not have feelings, neither do they bother about others’ sentiments. The videos that are being shared on Twitter, after a 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Sunday, are being cited as proof for this.

According to the Volcano Discovery Website, it was a 4.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on October 14, due to the eruption of the Popocatépetl Volcano. Fortunately, there was no large-scale damage or loss of life.

However, a search on Twitter shows us a different scenario, with several people mindlessly sharing videos of a building crumbling during an earthquake in September 2017.

Twitter users in Mexico have refused to sit silent, with many hitting back at those sharing the old video, pointing out that this was disturbing especially because they had lost their loved ones in that earthquake, which had wreaked havoc in many places and claimed several lives. They have asked Twitterati to double check before sharing such videos, since there are people who get affected by it.

A CNN report states that a series of earthquakes, including Sunday’s one, were being caused by the Popocatépetl, one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes, which erupted 14 times in a single night earlier this week. The volcano, which is in central Mexico, had been dormant for decades until its eruption in 1994, and since then, its rumblings have become a part of daily life for many Mexicans.


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