"And there in Bavispe the child died, crushed in the terremoto"
Depiction of the earthquake striking Bavispe
Public DomainDepiction of the earthquake striking Bavispe (c.1887)

The 1887 Sonora earthquake occurred in the Teras mountain range of northwestern Mexico. The town of Bavispe suffered the most casualties with 42 deaths. The church of San Miguel de Bavispe was completely destroyed and every home in the village left uninhabitable.

Click here to see a photograph of the town after the earthquake and here for a photo of the destroyed church.

As an interesting sidenote, according to the Aztec cosmic calendar, we are now in the fifth age in a cycle of creation and destruction - this epoch to be destroyed by earthquakes.