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Earthquake shakes Mexico City
MSN News ^ | 4/18/14 | AP

Posted on 04/18/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT by illiac

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A seemingly strong earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital.

There is no immediate word of damage or casualties and seismologists have not yet issued a calculation of its power or epicenter.

Mexico City is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; mexico
Developing....no magnitude has yet been announced....
1 posted on 04/18/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT by illiac
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To: illiac

USGS says 7.5. That’s gonna be bad.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 7:56:45 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: illiac

That’s cuz the 1st wookie is still burping.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 7:57:06 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: ponygirl

It’s actually centered on the coast, closer to Acapulco than to Mexico City.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 7:58:36 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: illiac

DF is built almost entirely on fill.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 7:58:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: illiac

30 miles deep. Probably not a serious problem but large quakes have been moving north in the last year.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 7:59:15 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: illiac

The cardboard and tar paper covered shacks will probably hold up better than the buildings.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 8:00:24 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: illiac
RSOE
8 posted on 04/18/2014 8:00:39 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: ponygirl

It is bad. Anything above a 6 has to be.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 8:01:01 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: illiac

Gringo Frackers?


10 posted on 04/18/2014 8:01:10 AM PDT by mylife
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To: ponygirl

7.5?

Prayers for all those in the wake.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 8:01:53 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Zathras

If that earthquake was 10 to 20 km (6.2 to 12.4 miles) beneath the ground, the damage could be enormous. But being 30 miles down, the damage may be not so significant.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 8:02:33 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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Nearby Cities

37km (23mi) N of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico
53km (33mi) NW of Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico
56km (35mi) E of Petatlan, Mexico
81km (50mi) S of Ciudad Altamirano, Mexico
265km (165mi) SW of Mexico City, Mexico


000
WEHW42 PHEB 181440
TIBHWX
HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-181640-

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
440 AM HST FRI APR 18 2014

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0427 AM HST 18 APR 2014
COORDINATES - 17.6 NORTH 100.9 WEST
LOCATION - NEAR THE COAST OF GUERRERO MEXICO
MAGNITUDE - 7.4 MOMENT

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

$$


13 posted on 04/18/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: illiac

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: mylife

LMAO


15 posted on 04/18/2014 8:03:47 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Lazamataz

Sure seems that way lately....


16 posted on 04/18/2014 8:04:18 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: BenLurkin

You would think that after the 86 quake, they would have beefed up their buildig codes.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 8:05:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: illiac

We had an earthquake while in Mexico. Husband like so lied...told me it was construction at the base of the mountain.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 8:05:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TADSLOS

Actually I feel a bit bad for that quip if this thing is a 7.5, this is no joking matter.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 8:05:59 AM PDT by mylife
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To: illiac
Deb wonders if it'c caused by global warming...


20 posted on 04/18/2014 8:06:29 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: mylife

I know. Just laughing ahead of the mother earth crowd who will actually blame it on fracking.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 8:09:32 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

I know.
There will have to be a man caused reason assigned.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 8:11:37 AM PDT by mylife
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To: dfwgator

Actually I think that rumors are swirling that started in the WH that this latest Earthquake is Bush´s fault.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 8:13:40 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: TADSLOS

USA Today is reporting 7.5
That is bad.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/18/earthquake-mexico/7865967/


24 posted on 04/18/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT by mylife
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To: Zathras

been observing those big ones creeping up the coast on that ring of fire.
actually watched this one live on the ABC cam. They show up on that local Los Angeles cam with what I call a “ Etch a Sketch” pattern. I went to the USGS site and sure nuf... there it was a 7.5 in Mexico.

About the same time of the year that the big one hit in North Mexico on Easter Sunday several years back.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 8:15:26 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: All

A scary thing that happened in New Zealand is that if the soil has a high water content it can liquify in a strong quake.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 8:19:32 AM PDT by mylife
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To: COBOL2Java

What’s with these liberals, trying to tie everything to global warming?

Even an event such as a quake, which has nothing to do with the weather, is somehow blamed on global warming???


27 posted on 04/18/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: pollywog

There is a geologic theory that says very large quakes cause slow cascade ruptures.
“Earthquake Alert” app has me monitoring movement 24/7.
CA/OR/WA is the only area on the Ring of Fire which has been fairly quiet since 2004 Indonesia.


28 posted on 04/18/2014 8:27:21 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Lazamataz
Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.

The 'Ring of Fire' seems to be a wee bit restless lately. Y'all look out now, y'hear.

29 posted on 04/18/2014 8:32:34 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What’s with these liberals, trying to tie everything to global warming?

If it's not global warming, it's racism. Or a combination of global warming and racism. But it is definitely the fault of middle aged white guys.
30 posted on 04/18/2014 8:44:11 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: mylife

It is bad, especially in that location and at this time. Lots of people down there celebrating Easter weekend. Loss of life and property is pretty much a given at that scale.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 8:50:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: dfwgator

Probably, but I’m sure they grandfathered in the multi-family buildings of “tar-paper” and “corrugated aluminum”.


32 posted on 04/18/2014 8:52:15 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: bigheadfred

wow neat map and site. Thanks.
Bookmarked that one.


33 posted on 04/18/2014 8:55:33 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Zathras
CA/OR/WA is the only area on the Ring of Fire which has been fairly quiet since 2004 Indonesia.

I know...sigh. Live in North East Los Angeles and do my share of monitoring too.

34 posted on 04/18/2014 9:00:17 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: TADSLOS

I talked to someone in Mexico this morning (a hundred miles away). Said everyone was outside doing the stations of the cross, but they could feel the quake was very strong.


35 posted on 04/18/2014 9:03:04 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Zathras

I know as well. I keep saying...Cascadia Subduction Zone. It let go 400 years ago. It’s due. And when it did let go, it was BAD.


36 posted on 04/18/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: jjsheridan5

I lost at least one tomato plant and my green beans are damaged because of low tempatures. Damn global warming!


37 posted on 04/18/2014 9:39:19 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: mylife
With the Moon being in the Earth's shadow during the recent Lunar eclipse, we've been finally able to detect the aliens' quake-causing tractor beam directed at our planet....
38 posted on 04/18/2014 9:46:20 AM PDT by mikrofon ( + Prayers Up for the People of Mexico +)
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To: mylife

Yes - liquefaction can happen almost anywhere strong quakes and moist soils combine. Sedimentary soils are bad, as are sandy-type soils. Just one example:

http://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/images/liquefaction/liqn_phils.pdf

Note that many Philippine cities are in such areas.

Anyone who’s walked along a sandy or muddy creek or river bed for very far has probably found areas that even without shaking, seem solid enough until you try to traverse them.

Much of the mid-Mississippi valley in the U.S. is at high risk as well.


39 posted on 04/18/2014 12:28:12 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: hoagy62

Mexico City is above an ancient volcano.


40 posted on 04/18/2014 1:33:09 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Don Corleone

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2133142/Monster-volcano-looming-Mexico-City-spews-ash-steam—authorities-ready-population-evacuation.html


41 posted on 04/18/2014 1:34:55 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Paul R.

Scary stuff.


42 posted on 04/18/2014 3:58:33 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Much of Port Royal, Jamaica was destroyed in 1692 when liquefaction caused by an earthquake made entire neighborhoods submerge and disappear.


43 posted on 04/18/2014 4:10:52 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Scary stuff.


44 posted on 04/18/2014 4:16:33 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Straight Vermonter

It basically becomes quicksand.


45 posted on 04/18/2014 4:33:04 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Or ? how about that old film of a earthquake in a harbor ? and you can see the bottom of the harbor fall out....


46 posted on 04/18/2014 5:03:38 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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