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Mexico Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake  
User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Posted (2 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

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Mexico hit by strong earthquake near Acapulco

A large earthquake has struck near Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 7.6 and put the epicentre at 15 miles (525 km) east of Ometepec, in Guerrero state.

Witnesses said buildings swayed in the capital, Mexico City, sending office workers rushing out onto the streets.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17452834

[Edited 2012-03-20 11:57:51]

[Edited 2012-03-20 11:58:20]


That'll teach you
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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5946 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 1121 times:
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It´s been revised upwards to 7.89 Pretty scary, but considering nothing major seems to have happened, at least the good thing is that the lessons from 1985 were learned and applied.


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10735 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Was just reading about it. Seems like it hit populated areas.

I get frequent tremors here more like 3+ to 4+ where I live.
A 7+ must be awfully scary.

I hope the aftershocks will be weaker - not stronger.



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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5946 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 1111 times:
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Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 2):
I hope the aftershocks will be weaker - not stronger.

There´s been two already, 15 mins apart, 25 mins after the main earthquake. 5.3 and 4.8



MGGS
User currently offlineogre727 From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 712 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 1):
It´s been revised upwards to 7.89

Downgraded to 7.4 now... still, must have been scary.



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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5946 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 1079 times:
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From El País:

Excerpt:

"El Sistema Sismológico de México fija en 7.93 la magnitud del seísmo que sacudió el país, http://cort.as/1k12 El devastador de 1985 fue 8.1. Sin embargo esas décimas suponen muchísimo, según explican los expertos"

Translation: The Mexican National Seismological system fixes at 7.93 the magnitude of the earthquake...



MGGS
User currently offlineogre727 From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 712 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 5):
ation: The Mexican National Seismological system fixes at 7.93 the magnitude of the earthquake...

oh!, I tusted the USGS deparment information:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008m6h.php

I am so glad there seems to be no casualties.



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