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    7.6 Quake between Acapulco and Mexico City

    USGS confirming 7.6.

    Coming over the news. Some reports put it at 7.9. More to come. Some reports may change the magnitude.

    Say a prayer...this is a bad place for such a large quake.

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    ETA:
    saying 30 mi. east of Acapulco, which tends to rule out tsunami as it's under land and not sea. However, aftershocks or concommitant seabed eqs may occur, which may lead to tsunami warnings.

    First reports put it at between 7.6 and 7.9. USGS has not verified this yet.

    Personal noting: this adds pressure northward to the faults coming up through Calif, Or, and WA. Lots of large mag quakes in recent years - Banda Achi, Australia/New Zealand, Haiti, Japan, Chile (I think), and Mexico. Only one last spot for a big one...and that's the west coast. Sigh.
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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/s...,2847120.story

    Saying location is now 100 miles outside of Acapulco, but felt strongly in Acapulco. 10 miles deep in the earth's crust, very shallow quake (me). Shallow quakes tend to feel far more violent than deeper ones; damage will be greater because of shallow depth.

    Reports are starting to come in. shaking "felt like a very long time." "Dogs barking, lots of noise, lots falling, nothing down."

    Phone lines are jammed.

    More as it comes

    ETA: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/03...ke--73984.html

    No tsunami expected from this quake. Subsequent earth movement/quakes in sea bed and/or on coast (as earth adjusts to new position; need large magnitude, though) may cause tsunami, but none are expected at this time.
    When you find yourself in the position to help somebody, do not feel burdened. Rather, feel happy and blessed because God is answering that person's prayer through you. In that moment, you are God's Angel - His door to reach through and bring light to someone who is struggling in the darkness.

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    Also in news today, 10 severed heads found in Acapulco this am. I have been to Acapulco. Lots of high rise condos.

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    People in the streets, no indications of dust clouds (which would indicate fallen buildings) in Mexico City.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...alifornia.html

    Will likely have mudslides, and/or landslides, due to recent rains and earth shifting. Small towns and villages may be at risk.

    Epicenter now located 10 miles deep, 120 miles outside of Acapulco
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    I think the President needs to get his daughter out of there. Anyone know how close she is? Not that I believe in some of these crazy predictions,but on some blogs they are saying this is a foreshock. I would be worried sick if I was a parent.

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    Earthquake Details

    This event 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
    Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

    Location 16.662°N, 98.188°W
    Depth 17.5 km (10.9 miles)
    Region OAXACA, MEXICO

    Isn't this where Obama's daughter was traveling to for a school trip?


    It's 5 o'clock somewhere

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    MEXICO CITY (CBS Houston) – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck near Acapulco, Mexico, a favorite tourist destination.

    The United States Geological Survey reports that the quake’s epicenter was 11 miles underground and 115 miles from Acapulco, in the Oaxaca region, where President Obama’s 13-year-old daughter Malia is reportedly staying for spring break.

    “You can definitely have some pretty significant damage for the region,” USGS geophysicist Julie Dutton told CBS Houston, adding they have seen aftershocks in the magnitude 5.0 range since the initial quake.

    http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/03/...near-acapulco/


    It's 5 o'clock somewhere

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    I dunno about the President's daughter, but I work with some people from Oaxaca and they are concerned.

    One of them even brought me a gift from there on their last visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk71texas View Post
    Isn't this where Obama's daughter was traveling to for a school trip?
    Yes!!

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...usc0008m6h.php


    I hope she is on a plane home!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymom View Post
    Yes!!

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...usc0008m6h.php


    I hope she is on a plane home!!
    Yes, she is in Oaxaca, MX. Could be really close if she is exploring the area like pics suggest.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/why-...-from-the-web/


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    webcam for acapulco

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    There is always a chance that this is a foreshock. For every hour that passes, the chances reduce, though.

    What will be interesting to watch is the pattern of expanding eqs over a period of a few weeks.

    I am so hoping this was as well-weathered as they are saying...

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    Be God's Light. Be God's love. Be an answered prayer. Be God's Door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Fessel View Post
    Yes, she is in Oaxaca, MX. Could be really close if she is exploring the area like pics suggest.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/why-...-from-the-web/
    Another brocky family vacation with 25 secret service and air force one at the tax payers expense while most folks are having trouble just paying medical bill and getting meds.

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    No tsunami alert for HI:

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/1...uake-in-mexico

    also from local news:

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/1...es-mexico-city

    800 houses collapsed in Mexico quake

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