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Magnitude 7.9 - GUERRERO, MEXICO [now estimated at 7.4]
USGS ^ | 03/20/12 | USGS

Posted on 03/20/2012 11:23:35 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

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

(Excerpt) Read more at earthquake.usgs.gov ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; mexico; mexicoearthquake
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Shallow...could be trouble.
1 posted on 03/20/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper; Errant

Looks like it came a few days earlier....!


2 posted on 03/20/2012 11:24:44 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Whoa. That’s what we get for laughing at the earthquake predicting thread from this morning. They were two days early.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 11:25:21 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (nairatrebilnt)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Whoa. That’s what we get for laughing at the earthquake predicting thread from this morning. They were two days early.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 11:25:21 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (nairatrebilnt)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Could be a LOT of trouble.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 11:25:21 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: winoneforthegipper

How far away from the First Child? That’s not good.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Apparently it happened in a really remote region, and hopefully the deaths and injuries will be minimal to none.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:12 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: winoneforthegipper

Felt as far away as Mexico City, apparently.

Expect news media to go wall-to-wall with “is Malia Obama safe!?!?!?!” stories in 3...2...1...

}:-)4


8 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:17 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: winoneforthegipper
FYI: Not that far from Oaxaca . . .
9 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:28 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: Errant

Moose ponds webicorder picked it up nicely....!

http://www.quake.utah.edu/helicorder/moow_webi.htm


10 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:28 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: tnlibertarian

I blame the double post on the earth trembling.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:38 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (nairatrebilnt)
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To: winoneforthegipper

OAXACA, Mexico - The elder daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama is spending her spring break in the historic Mexican city of Oaxaca in the company of 12 friends, a state police official said

http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/Obama+daughter+spends+spring+break+Mexico/6323773/story.html


12 posted on 03/20/2012 11:26:49 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: tnlibertarian
Whoa. That’s what we get for laughing at the earthquake predicting thread from this morning. They were two days early.

7.9 is a strong earthquake, but it is not catastrophic. Sometimes predictions get lucky through sheer timing against events that come to pass.

13 posted on 03/20/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: winoneforthegipper
Yep, OR maybe a foreshock???

Thanks,

14 posted on 03/20/2012 11:28:15 AM PDT by Errant
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To: AtlasStalled

Lots of lizards would have been shaken up. Thanks for the thread, I hadn’t heard of this. Will switch to Above Top Secret, which gets onto these things pretty quickly.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 11:28:31 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: AtlasStalled

Not to sure this one had some ping to it....!


16 posted on 03/20/2012 11:29:00 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

from the link..

has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude

7.6

Date-Time

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:48 PM at epicenter

Location

16.662°N, 98.188°W

Depth

17.5 km (10.9 miles)

Region

OAXACA, MEXICO

Isn’t that where Malia Ann Obama is and her 12 friends?


17 posted on 03/20/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: dirtboy

It’s the initial number . It could go either way.

Way too close the the First Daughter though. I hope they can get out if needed.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Errant

MOose is recording some really large returns....incredible....I would say this goes past and 8+


19 posted on 03/20/2012 11:30:46 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Freddd

Yes


20 posted on 03/20/2012 11:30:46 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Wow! It’s off their scale!!


21 posted on 03/20/2012 11:31:10 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Quix

ping


22 posted on 03/20/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by hope
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23 posted on 03/20/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: dirtboy

Well, a 7.9 could certainly be catastrophic according to where it’s centered.

We could use one centered in Washington DC. :-)


24 posted on 03/20/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: AppyPappy
Mexico City is dangerous in a quake because so much of it is built on lakebed fill, which tends to liquify in an earthquake.

Have no idea about the geology of the area where Malia is staying.

Has been dropped to a 7.6 now.

25 posted on 03/20/2012 11:33:46 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: winoneforthegipper

Prayers up.


26 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:03 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: haywoodwebb

Quake distance: 162 km (101 miles) WSW (255°) from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico


27 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:03 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: AppyPappy

Yes Oaxaca is close by. The most distressing thing about the First Daughter story is that I am sure the Secret Service strongly advised against the trip. Malia probably pouted and Michelle told them to do it even if it put a big target on those agents and her classmates. I would not want to be in a third world country like Mexico for during a big earthquake like this.


28 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:43 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: AppyPappy

Yes Oaxaca is close by. The most distressing thing about the First Daughter story is that I am sure the Secret Service strongly advised against the trip. Malia probably pouted and Michelle told them to do it even if it put a big target on those agents and her classmates. I would not want to be in a third world country like Mexico for during a big earthquake like this.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 11:34:49 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: Freddd

It was lowered but I would bet it’s raised again towards 8.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 11:36:09 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Good news from twitter, no damage reports yet.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 11:37:02 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: AppyPappy

They need to break the first daughter out now. Way to much shyte will be happening anywhere near the epicenter.

Lord protect her and her bodyguards as well as the people of Mexico.


32 posted on 03/20/2012 11:38:27 AM PDT by Bailee
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To: tnlibertarian
That’s what we get for laughing at the earthquake predicting thread from this morning. They were two days early.

While it is fun to chuckle at those dolts, this quake is close enough to Baja to have put some real pressure on the San Andreas.

33 posted on 03/20/2012 11:38:56 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: AppyPappy

USGS says Oaxaca .... that’s where they are.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008m6h.html


34 posted on 03/20/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: winoneforthegipper

Of course, all-drama-all-the-time CNN is ginning up its coverage by soliciting for iReports, and the breast-beating crowd with its oh-the-humanity chants is warming up off camera while waiting for its cue.


35 posted on 03/20/2012 11:40:02 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: winoneforthegipper
This might be a web cam of the beach.

http://www.webcams.travel/webcam/1205010182-Weather-Puerto-Escondido-Puerto-Escondido

Surfs up...

36 posted on 03/20/2012 11:40:08 AM PDT by Errant
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To: winoneforthegipper

Lots of unreinforced cinder block structures down there so this will be awful.


37 posted on 03/20/2012 11:40:08 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: commish

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/read/index.php?pageid=seism_read&rid=235415


38 posted on 03/20/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: winoneforthegipper
As much as I dislike Obama, I certainly don't want to see any harm come to his daughter or those other kids who are travelling with her.

(Silver lining: This will bring a lot of media attention to the trip, which the White House has been trying their best to downplay. It will also cause a lot of people to ask why it was necessary to spend all that taxpayer money to send the first daughter and 12 friends down there in the first place.)

39 posted on 03/20/2012 11:41:55 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: hope

INTERESTING.

Within the predicted timeline from an ATS predictor.


40 posted on 03/20/2012 11:42:28 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: AppyPappy
Reports so far indicate some strong in Oxaca (smallest circle of yellow, see scale), but nothing in the orange or red range:


41 posted on 03/20/2012 11:43:27 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: tnlibertarian

I read that one early this morning, but can’t remember the name or find it in a search, t. Do you have a link to it?


42 posted on 03/20/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Errant
Better webcam link of puerto beach.

http://pacificcoasttravelinfo.com/puertocam.asp

43 posted on 03/20/2012 11:45:47 AM PDT by Errant
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To: SF_Redux

FROM TWITTER:

More on Mexico: Front desk at Hotel Real Oaxaca tells @NBCNews a strong quake was felt that scared many guests, but there is no damage


44 posted on 03/20/2012 11:46:03 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Quix

There were some foreshocks mag. 7+ within 2 days of the Japan quake.


45 posted on 03/20/2012 11:46:42 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

That’s a large quake. If it happens in an urban center, it’s big trouble.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 11:47:01 AM PDT by old school
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To: Quix

Yes...wondering if we’ll see others.


48 posted on 03/20/2012 11:48:34 AM PDT by hope
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To: MissMagnolia

http://img.ibtimes.com/www/articles/20120319/316249_malia-obama-mexico-spring-break-travel-warning.htm

Story on them being there. Let’s hope everything is ok for them and all else there.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 11:49:17 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: winoneforthegipper
In comparison, our 6.8 Nisqually Earthquake from 2001 was 32 miles deep. A 7.6 at 10 miles deep must be brutal.
50 posted on 03/20/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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