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09-08-2017 10:20 AM
8.4 magnitude, within the last hour. Tsunami possible. Don't know much else yet.
Was the earthquake centered near a major city .... or what?
At least 15 people are dead after one of the most powerful earthquakes in Mexico’s history struck late Thursday on its southern coast, toppling buildings, damaging hospitals and sending skyscrapers swaying hundreds of miles away.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit about 60 miles off the coast of Chiapas state with a magnitude of 8.1 — slightly stronger than the devastating magnitude 8 quake of 1985 that killed thousands of people in Mexico City.
While Mexican seismologists initially claimed Thursday’s earthquake was a magnitude 8.4, the National Seismology Institute said Friday that it had revised its measurement and now believes it was an 8.2.
via the LA TIMES
09-08-2017 11:34 AM - edited 09-09-2017 12:46 PM
I just communicated with my friend in the Sand Diego area, and she said she didn't feel any tremors or anything. It was fairly far south in Mexico. And yes, everything that is going on everywhere seems very apocalyptic, and I myself am not prone to cite religous teachings.
09-08-2017 02:58 PM
09-08-2017 11:44 PM
@sidsmom Unfortunately the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas are some of the poorest too.
There have been other quakes in the area in the past few hours; not sure if aftershocks but registering 4.0 +/- .
09-09-2017 04:45 PM - edited 09-09-2017 04:47 PM
Tremors were felt as far away as Mexico City-600 miles away.
While I lived in Mexico City, we went thru several earthquakes! Some very strong and others just slight tremors! Pretty startling feeling!
There is a renown monument - called El Angel, the Angel - on the main avenue going through the City. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Mexico City. The column base plus statue is about 148 feet high. So many memories of seeing that beautiful monument!
Yesterday, I watched a news video that showed that statue swaying from side to side during this week's earthquake. The center of the quake was 650 miles away from the city!! Just held my breath!!!
El Angel at sunset on Reforma Avenue...
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