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Old 03-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake, Mexico

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...pt12080001.php

Magnitude 7.9 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:53 UTC
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:53 PM at epicenter

Location 17.041°N, 98.115°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region GUERRERO, MEXICO
Distances 52 km (32 miles) NE (39°) from Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
53 km (33 miles) WSW (241°) from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
76 km (47 miles) SE (138°) from Tlapa, Guerrero, Mexico
148 km (92 miles) W (270°) from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
193 km (120 miles) E (83°) from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
Parameters NST= 13, Nph=0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp=187°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B
Source NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Event ID pt12080001

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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OMG ! I hope it is far enough from populated areas
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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Shook buildings in Mexico City:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/major-7-9-e...181828288.html
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #4
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Downgraded to 7.6
10 miles deep
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Some rocking and rolling in the south Pacific as well, with a 6.2 in the Paupa Indonesia area.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak.../Australia.gif
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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Isn't Malia Obama in Oaxaca right now?

News reports say she's 211 miles away. The quake was close to Acapulco.

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:54 PM   #7
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I'm seeing reports of an aftershock. Not on USGS yet.

ETA, Mag 5.1 aftershock:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...usc0008m7e.php



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Telephone sevice is down in the area. According to the Mayor's tweet, water system and other "strategic services" were not experiencing problems.


http://news.yahoo.com/strong-long-7-...182842432.html
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #8
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No serious damamge per Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-preside...183716059.html
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Now,
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12 miles

Just about all stations have reported now.

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Isn't Malia Obama in Oaxaca right now?

News reports say she's 211 miles away. The quake was close to Acapulco.
Per CNN, WH says she's fine.
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Couple more aftershocks:

MAP 5.1 2012/03/20 19:02:44 16.383 -98.333 25.9 OAXACA, MEXICO
MAP 5.1 2012/03/20 18:35:40 16.527 -98.100 10.1 OAXACA, MEXICO

MAP 5.3 2012/03/20 18:22:34 16.298 -98.183 18.0 OAXACA, MEXICO
MAP 7.4 2012/03/20 18:02:48 16.662 -98.188 20.0 OAXACA, MEXICO


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...260_15_eqs.php
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #12
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"Guerrero state government: At least 800 houses collapsed in Igualapa, Mexico, a town near earthquake's epicenter - @cnnbrk"
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:22 AM   #13
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Seems like fortunately not too much in the way of damage. I'm not seeing any fatalities reported.

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Some houses collapsed and around 500 were damaged along the Pacific Ocean coastline in the neighboring state of Guerrero, state Governor Angel Aguirre said in an interview broadcast on Milenio TV.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...e-lessons.html
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #15
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Arrow Another big one near Acapulco....

Quake hits Mexico, no major damage reported

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8310V320120402

6.3 this time. This is the third larger quake in the same general location in the last two week.
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