5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes along coastal region of El Salvador

June 27, 2012 EL SALVADOR - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck western El Salvador’s Ahuachapan department at 0630 GMT, the U.S. Geological Survey, monitored in London, reported. The quake’s epicenter was relatively 160.5 km (90.5 miles) underground, about 12 miles west southwest of the department capital, also named Ahuachapan, the USGS said. No initial reports have been issued yet of damages or injuries. Seismic tension is mounting along the Cocos tectonic plate. – The Extinction Protocol
Four killed in China, 100 injured: An earthquake hit a mountainous area of southwest China on June 24, killing at least four people and injuring more than 100, state media reported. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5 and struck the border between the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan just before 4:00 pm (0800 GMT), at a shallow depth of just 9.3 kilometers (5.8 miles). The Chinese government put the magnitude of the quake at 5.7. It was followed two minutes later by an aftershock of 3.3, the China Earthquake Network Center said. The quake toppled houses and cut off communications with parts of Ninglang county in Yunnan, the official Xinhua news agency said. The tremor killed three people in Ninglang while another one was reported dead in neighboring Yanyuan county in Sichuan. A total of 104 were injured in the quake with 20 in serious condition, Xinhua said, quoting local authorities. Yunnan provincial authorities had sent relief supplies to Ninglang, where the quake was strongly felt, including 1,100 tents and 3,000 quilts, it said. The province had also sent a team to the area. An official in the historic city of Lijiang, which administers Ninglang, told AFP it was too early to have detailed estimates of casualties and damage. Separately, a Yanyuan county government official was quoted by Xinhua as saying that “many” houses in rural areas had collapsed, but he gave no figure. “I felt it, but I don’t know about casualties,” another official of the Yanyuan civil affairs bureau told AFP, adding that the government was trying to calculate the casualties. The area is inhabited by the Yi ethnic minority. China estimates there are around 7.8 million Yi people living in four provinces, including Yunnan and Sichuan. -MNN
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4 Responses to 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes along coastal region of El Salvador

  1. suz says:

    Plate tectonics are a necessary prerequisite to human survival our planet. It produce the ecosystem in the world that enables complex life to thrive on earth. Without plate tectonics the land would be submerged to a depth of many thousand feet. Plate tectonics also help regulate the earth’s climate, preventing scorching or freezing temps that would make life for mammals impossible. Plate tectonics are a necessary prerequisite to human survival on the only planet known to sustain life.
    There is usually a chain of volcanos along these plates. Also in these areas giant earthquakes happen every few hundred yrs or so. They are doing lots of research on this topic hoping to be able to tell when something serious is about to happen. I find it all soooo interesting. When I look at the science of it all I can see that an event will produce a certain response to the action in the form of another event. Then it settles and starts all over again. If we can understand that it all happens for the good then we can work with it and minimize the negative effects on us.

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    • Carla Burgers says:

      Hi suz, sorry but i can’t see any reason why plate movements “happen for the good”. I was quite happy living in New Zealand before all the quakes hit and shook us and people died and still living in damaged homes. Look at all the people in the world right now, this day, who are greatly effected and live with a lot of sorrow. However, the experience certainly has opened my eyes to the science of it all. Keep safe and keep on prepping.

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  2. Chynna says:

    4.9 off coast of Vancouver island last night at 10:30

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