According to the Anales de Tlatelolco, the earth cracked open in central Mexico on February 19, 1575. The ancient codex, composed around the time the Aztec Empire fell to Spanish conquistadors, features a story of a convulsion that lasted for up to five days, creating landslides and opening up a nearly three-mile-long scar in the ground.
The codex explains that a surface crack measuring 2,800 brazas appeared after the quake. A braza is a known unit of water depth equal to the length of two outstretched arms, so this information was used to estimate the three-mile length of the fault. Based on this length, the main earthquake was probably roughly a magnitude 5.7 event, which was then followed by several aftershocks.
Simple bunks in the style of the Three Little Empresses, the triplets who were not triplets. Humble in their youths, but a symbol of something more sinister, it was rumored that Empress Merise (6:19 to 6:43 Steel) had given birth to one child, but adopted two look-alikes to protect the lineage from assassination. Wise in a way, but it presented other problems, if we're to believe the outcome of the popular children's skipping rhyme that we associate with the time: 2b1af7f3a8