7.6 magnitude earthquake strike near Oaxaca Mexico

March 20, 2012Mexico City (CNN) — A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake’s epicenter was about 15 miles (25 km) east of Ometepec, Guerrero, the agency said, and its depth was about 11 miles (17 km). The agency earlier reported the magnitude of the quake at 7.9, but later revised that figure. Residents rushed into the streets after feeling the temblor in Mexico City. Tourists and residents also felt the earthquake in the resort city of Acapulco. Mexican President Felipe Calderon said in a Twitter post that there were no immediate reports of serious damage. In Mexico City, Mayor Marcelo Ebrard sent tweets saying that there was no visible damage in the capital and that the sprawling city’s strategic services and water system were functioning. Regardless, he tweeted, numerous buildings were being evacuated. –CNN
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19 Responses to 7.6 magnitude earthquake strike near Oaxaca Mexico

  1. yamkin says:

    EMSC IS SHOWING THE FOLLOWING WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
    M 7.8 – GUERRERO, MEXICO – 2012-03-20 18:02 UTC

    MANY OF THE SEISMIC STATIONS ARE SHOWING MAGNITUDE 8.4 GUERRERO, MEXICO

    INCREASED ACTIVITY AT YELLOWSTONE
    http://www.isthisthingon.org/Yellowstone/daythumbs.php

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  2. misstroas says:

    Didn’t I read on here last week that with in a week following X Class solar flares, there was the earthquakes in Japan and ChristChurch, last year. Well…….didnt we just have that major solar flare about a week ago?
    Troas

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  3. Barry says:

    I was watching the European earthquake site and the USGS earthquake site when these happened. On the USGS it started at 7.9, then went to 7.6, then 7.4. On the European it started in the 6+ then 7.6, then 7.8, now down to 7.3. What gives, are they trying to get their stories syncronized?

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    • It’s not uncommon and I had doubts when I saw the 7.9 from the onset. It’s very uncommon for an 8.0 earthquake to strike inland on no major faults, especially no lateral faults. So, I expected the figure to be adjusted downward. When these events happen, seismometers flutter wildly before settling down. It took 15 minutes for them to determine the magnitude of the 2010 Chile earthquake.

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  4. Jemma says:

    My sister flew out there on Sunday, I pray she and my nephew are safe.

    I haven’t made contact yet

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  5. Phyllis says:

    wow this is pretty wild.

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  6. Wiseguy says:

    So unreal, it’s 25 celsius in Montreal Canada, usually it should be -5. And then those quakes are happening, am I doing a nightmare or what ???

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  7. yamkin says:

    7.6 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Video – 20th March 2012

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  8. yamkin says:

    UPDATE – ALERT – YELLOWSTONE IS SHOWING ACTIVITY SIGNS
    http://www.isthisthingon.org/Yellowstone/daythumbs.php

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    • radiogirl says:

      What exactly is going on there? I apologize as I am not able to understand the readings provided…Thanks in advance..radiogirl

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      • Columbine says:

        Sensors all around the world pick up big earthquakes. These readings from Yellowstone are probably the big quake in Mexico. The same thing has happened after every big quake. Earthquake waves travel the globe, they are not contained within the circles on the maps shown on the news. Kind of like striking a bell – hit one side and the whole thing vibrates.

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      • yamkin says:

        Yellowstone is part of a vast land mass and the different areas have been recording seismic activity as seen in the boxes shaded / ripples

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  9. Every 188/189 days there is a mega quake.
    27th Feb 2010
    Earth’s Axis Shifted 3 inches
    8.8 Chile Earthquake
    —————————–
    188 days Later on 3rd Sept 2010
    7.0 New Zealand Earthquake
    —————————–
    189 days Later 11th March 2011
    9.0 Japan megaquake
    Earth’s Axis Shifted again 4-10inches
    —————————–
    188 days Later 15th Sept 2011
    7.3 Fiji Quake
    —————————–
    189/188 days later 21st/22nd March
    7.6 Mexico.
    http://www.solarsystemscope.com/
    Planets aligned.

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  10. My daughter went to cancun last week and have not heard from her. was cancun hit with this earthquake and where in cancun it hit.

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