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Old 7th September 2017, 10:15 PM   #1
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Mexico Earthquake

Looks like an 8+ struck somewhere in Mexico.
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Old 7th September 2017, 10:18 PM   #2
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8+? More like - everywhere - in Mexico.

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Old 7th September 2017, 11:35 PM   #3
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Swarm O' Quakes, actually.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthqua...2000ahv0%22%7D
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Old 8th September 2017, 04:32 PM   #4
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That was intense. I have never been through a quake like that. I'm ok, but still waiting on word from many of my friends in areas that were heavily damaged. I am relatively close to the epicenter, but my town was spared beyond minor damages. I thought my building was coming down, for sure. Whew.
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Old 8th September 2017, 04:39 PM   #5
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Earthquakes don't kill people. Unreinforced masonry structures kill people.

And in Mexico, I'm not which side of the line their concrete falls.
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Old 8th September 2017, 05:00 PM   #6
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Just a quick update, the town of Juchitan de Zaragoza has been absolutely decimated. At least 40 dead there alone. I have recieved word from only one friend telling me he is okay. That is one of around 15 really good friends in that area. Hoping it is just communications being down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juchit%C3%A1n_de_Zaragoza

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Old 8th September 2017, 06:38 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by chrispy View Post
Just a quick update, the town of Juchitan de Zaragoza has been absolutely decimated. At least 40 dead there alone. I have recieved word from only one friend telling me he is okay. That is one of around 15 really good friends in that area. Hoping it is just communications being down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juchit%C3%A1n_de_Zaragoza
I just looked at the map. You seem to be somewhat in the path of Katia as well. (Or is that north enough to not add flooding to the earthquake you all just had?) Glad you're OK, sorry to hear that the body count is already that high.
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Old 8th September 2017, 06:47 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Darth Rotor View Post
I just looked at the map. You seem to be somewhat in the path of Katia as well. (Or is that north enough to not add flooding to the earthquake you all just had?) Glad you're OK, sorry to hear that the body count is already that high.
Thanks for the thought. Katia will hit the other side of the country near Veracruz, but we will get rain throught the center of the country. I hope that is far enough away to prevent flooding in our area, but down here one can never be too sure. Plus, there has already been serious flooding here in Southern and up in Central Mexico for the last few weeks.
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Old 8th September 2017, 07:53 PM   #9
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Sorry I'm posting alot, but this is my home so I am just a little bit invested in this story... This is an article about the rescue efforts here in Southern Oaxaca. https://www.yahoo.com/news/tsunami-w...055538866.html Colombia has offered major assistance, as well as Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia. So far, not a peep from Trump about this. I get he is busy with Irma, but not even a word? (Please correct me if I am wrong on this)

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Old 8th September 2017, 07:55 PM   #10
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Was there no damaging tsunami?
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Old 8th September 2017, 08:00 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
Was there no damaging tsunami?
No. Never materialized here. Waves pushed West to ward New Zealand, however. We had a Tsunami warning, but it was lifted. We still have aftershock warnings for the next 24-48 hrs and constant police patrols, though
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Nope.

Tsunami waves noted all the way away in the Chatham Islands at height of about a foot.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/96665973
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Old 8th September 2017, 08:03 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
Nope.

Tsunami waves noted all the way away in the Chatham Islands at height of about a foot.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/96665973
Whew. Good to hear!
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Old 8th September 2017, 08:05 PM   #14
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Maybe that's lucky since these really big quakes near coasts can create terrible tsunamis.
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Old 8th September 2017, 08:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
Maybe that's lucky since these really big quakes near coasts can create terrible tsunamis.
I haven't seen any reporting (here at least) on the depth of the quake, which if I understand correctly factors heavily into this matter.
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I think I read that this one had a depth of 46 miles and that that is relatively shallow.
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So, my friend is a geologist in Guatemala. I just asked him on FB and he said that preliminary reports are that it was a horizontal slip, rather than a vertical one. If it was vertical, than it would displace far more water in an up/down motion, creating far greater chances of tsunami waves. I guess we dodged a bullet there.
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Don't know how accurate this is, but confirms what he told me. https://www.livescience.com/8824-ear...-tsunamis.html
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I appreciate the posts, chrispy. The news here is so bent on telling us every inch of Irma's progress to the extent of not covering anything else. That quake in Mexico was serious.
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Originally Posted by chrispy View Post
Just a quick update, the town of Juchitan de Zaragoza has been absolutely decimated. At least 40 dead there alone. I have recieved word from only one friend telling me he is okay. That is one of around 15 really good friends in that area. Hoping it is just communications being down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juchit%C3%A1n_de_Zaragoza
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Old 9th September 2017, 12:56 PM   #21
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All my friends are accounted for! I was nervous for a few days. As to Skeptic Ginger's comment, I find it fascinating that an earthquake of this magnitude can happen to the direct neighbor of the States, and very little coverage appears. That, and the silence of tRump. To give an example, the coverage here has been pretty broad, with heavy time spent on the earthquake for sure, but not to the exclusion of Houston, Irma and other world news. As an American expat, it kills me that I even need to explain to my Mexican friends the 'whys' of this when I hardly understand it (emotionally. Intellectually, I get it) myself!
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All my friends are accounted for! I was nervous for a few days. As to Skeptic Ginger's comment, I find it fascinating that an earthquake of this magnitude can happen to the direct neighbor of the States, and very little coverage appears. That, and the silence of tRump. To give an example, the coverage here has been pretty broad, with heavy time spent on the earthquake for sure, but not to the exclusion of Houston, Irma and other world news. As an American expat, it kills me that I even need to explain to my Mexican friends the 'whys' of this when I hardly understand it (emotionally. Intellectually, I get it) myself!
As an addition to this, I get one Canadian channel here and The National, the Canadian news, had as much on the earthquake as they did on Irma. There are some heavily devastated areas that deserve coverage. I do hope we have at least sent some of our urban rescue teams down there.

Honestly, the 24 hour constant minutia on nothing but Irma on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox is atrocious.
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As an addition to this, I get one Canadian channel here and The National, the Canadian news, had as much on the earthquake as they did on Irma. There are some heavily devastated areas that deserve coverage. I do hope we have at least sent some of our urban rescue teams down there.

Honestly, the 24 hour constant minutia on nothing but Irma on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox is atrocious.
The really crappy thing here is that we have one English language channel broadcast on local TV, and it is...drumroll please... Fox! Why and how, you got me. If you guessed correctly, please pick up the million dollar prize.
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I find it fascinating that an earthquake of this magnitude can happen to the direct neighbor of the States, and very little coverage appears. That, and the silence of tRump.
Considering Harvey, Irma, and the recent kerfluffle vis a vis North Korea, I regret to report to you that you are a Tier 2 concern at best. Sorry, but that's reality. Had two Hurricanes not just hit the US, one - two, I suspect the 24/7 noise cycle/news cycle would have granted you all more attention.

Glad to hear Mexico's other neighbors are responding. Good stuff. OAS ain't dead.
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Originally Posted by Darth Rotor View Post
Considering Harvey, Irma, and the recent kerfluffle vis a vis North Korea, I regret to report to you that you are a Tier 2 concern at best. Sorry, but that's reality. Had two Hurricanes not just hit the US, one - two, I suspect the 24/7 noise cycle/news cycle would have granted you all more attention.

Glad to hear Mexico's other neighbors are responding. Good stuff. OAS ain't dead.
We still have the giant conflagration(s) in the North and West, which has taken a back seat to the predictability of the hurricane...
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7.1 reported in central Mexico.
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7.1 reported in central Mexico.
Thanks Wolrab, I have another thread started on this one. It is really bad, because it hit near the CDMX area, so densely populated
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This has a high emotional impact on me (silly but true), as far as I could see the epicenter was 36 miles from Cuautla , Morelos where I spent 3 years of my youth. So far their paper El Sol de Mexico reports zero fatalities in the state of Morelos. I rode through Izucar de Matamors many times

The pictures from Mexico DF are frightening

I lived through multiple small tremors but never a big one. I was also fascinated by the eruption of Popocatepetl a couple year back

ETA: I read something that was not Google translated, 71 deaths in Morelos as well
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Whoa, that quake hit Mexico City with a hard punch.
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