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Mexico Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:56 pm

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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]
 
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RE: Mexico Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:22 pm

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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RE: Mexico Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:27 pm

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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RE: Mexico Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:32 pm

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
 
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RE: Mexico Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:44 pm

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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RE: Mexico Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:00 pm

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...
 
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RE: Mexico Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:31 am

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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