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Laura asks…

Things to do in Ensenada, especially to see Aztec and other pre-contact sites?

I’m planning a trip to Ensenada and looking for things to do. Lots of web sites have alluded to nearby Aztec sites, but not given any details. Do you know of any good museums or sites that show Aztec culture?

Also, where’s a nice inexpensive place to stay?

Thank you.

Tijuana answers:

The Aztec culture developed in the center of Mexico. You will not find anything about them in the north (Ensenada, Tijuana, etc.)
They were the ones who founded Tenochtitlan (today: Mexico City). You can see things about this culture in Mexico City: Las Pirámides de Tehotihuacán and the recently discoveries in downtown.

In the south (Cancún, Tabasco), the main culture was the Maya. There are many wonderful things you can see in there. In my opinion, the best pyramid sites are there, like Chichen Itza and Tulum (Yucatán state) Palenque y Bonampak (Chipas State), and Tulum (Oaxaca State).

The best museum is located in Mexico City: Museo de Antropología.

There was not a Mexican culture in Baja California (Ensenada). There´s only one place of interest nearby: El Vallecito, a prehistoric place. The Yumanos lived there, but they came from the United States! Anyway, this is a link of this place:

William asks…

How bad is the earthquake in México/los Ángeles?

I lije to be well informed and i wanted to know how bad is the erth quake that just happenned and can you please give details

Tijuana answers:

It came in as a 7.2 on the richtor scale. The aftershock radius was about 4.0. The Earthquake happend real close to the Mexico/Arizona border. There has been at least one reported death caused by this massive earth quake.

A 5.8-magnitude Baja earthquake rattled the southwest United States today, and it was felt in San Diego, Phoenix, Tijuana and even Los Angeles according to reports.

The quake struck Baja California at approximately 10:48 a.m. Local time, per KPSP-2.

Buildings swayed briefly in San Diego, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries there or elsewhere in California or Mexico.

The epicenter was reported 22 miles southeast of Calexico, California, across the border from Mexicali, Mexico, and not far from Yuma, Arizona.

As typical, bloggers and Twitter users immediately shared personal accounts.

One blogger wrote, “I was sitting at my desk going through the email when I felt it … That familiar shake of the ground. I look up and sure enough, the lamp above my head is swinging. It’s an earthquake.”


MEXICO CITY — Engineers checked buildings for structural damage after a series of earthquakes shook central Mexico early Friday, sending tourists streaming from their hotels in Acapulco and cutting electricity in parts of Mexico City.
There were no reports of injuries or widespread damage, but Mexico City emergency rooms said they treated some people for panic attacks. The series of temblors revived memories of a 1985 earthquake that killed about 10,000 people in the city.

A 6.3-magnitude quake startled people awake at 12:42 a.m. CT and lasted about 40 seconds. It was followed by a 5.3-magnitude aftershock at 3:44 a.m. And at least five smaller aftershocks. Another 4.9-magnitude tremor struck at 9:42 a.m.

All of the vibrations were centered on Mexico’s Pacific coast, but they swayed buildings and toppled objects from shelves more than 180 miles away in Mexico City.

“People came running down from their rooms,” Maria Piedad Palacios, a receptionist at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Acapulco, said by telephone.

She said many spent the rest of the night on deck chairs by the pool, afraid to go back into the hotel.

“There was a lot of fear among the tourists when the tremor struck,” said Nubia Sayago Gonzalez, head of the civil protection office in Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located. “Guerrero is a seismic zone, but the earthquake this morning is the biggest in this state since 1995.”

The state has several tourist destinations, including the colonial town of Taxco and the beach resorts of Acapulco, Ixtapa and Zihuatenejo.

The earthquakes occurred on Friday the 13th, considered by many people to be an unlucky day.

In Mexico City, the first shock sent residents fleeing into the streets in their pajamas.

“I was asleep, and suddenly I heard a doll that was on my television cabinet fall onto the floor,” said Marcela Toledo, 30. “That’s when I got out.”

The Arizona Republic’s 10th-floor bureau in central Mexico City rocked slowly for several seconds during the first two tremors.

Power was briefly knocked out in some neighborhoods of the capital. Patrol cars kept watch on street corners of central Insurgentes Avenue, their lights flashing.

City engineers were inspecting 12 buildings that had been evacuated after reports of damage, said Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard.

One five-story building had visibly tilted on central Tlalpan Avenue, an area that was heavily damaged in the 1985 quake.

Mexico City is built on a dry lakebed that amplifies earthquakes, even ones that occur hundreds of miles away.

The first tremor lightly damaged three homes in the town of Atoyac de Álvarez, near the epicenter. Seven other homes and a police station were damaged in nearby Alcholoa and San Jerónimo.

Also in San Jeronimo, the quake spilled a tank of chlorine, forcing residents to briefly evacuate to the town’s main plaza.

The National Seismological Service said the first earthquake was centered 25 miles below Mexico’s western coast near Atoyac de Alvarez. It estimated the strength at magnitude 6.3

The first aftershock, which hit slightly to the northeast at 3:44 a.m., had a magnitude of 5.3 and was followed by at least five smaller tremors, the seismological service said.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the first quake’s strength at magnitude 6, and the first aftershock at 5.4.

Another 4.9-magnitude quake was centered 180 miles to the northwest, near the town of Tupitan, at 9:44 a.m. It, too, could be felt in Mexico City.

Mary asks…

What time is it in Mexico if it’s 11 o’ clock in the Philippines?

if you can. please put every time in Mexico and its match in Philippine time,too. Thanks!

Tijuana answers:

Mexico has several Time Zones. However most of the territory are in the US Central Time Zone, like Dallas & Chicago. That applies to the three largest cities, Mexico City, Guadalajara & Monterrey, as well as the largest port Veracruz, top resort destinations like Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta & Cancun.
5 States, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Sonora, Sinaloa and Nayarit, are in US Mountain Zone, just like Denver. Cities like Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Nuevo Vallarta, Culiacan, Juarez, Hermosillo & Chihuahua city are in this time zone. One little exeption here is the State of Sonora which, as well as its neighbor the US state of Arizona, does not observe daylight saving time.
And the only state in the US Pacific Time is Baja California, cities: Tijuana, Mexicali, Ensenada, Tecate, Rosarito Beach & San Felipe. Same time as San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle & Vancouver BC Canada.
Now, if you want to know the exact time, not only in any city in Mexico but anywhere in the world, you can visit this website

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