Biggest Earthquake to Hit Mexico in Over a Century Killed 58 and Moved Fault by 32 Feet

UPDATE | The massive earthquake that hit Mexico late on September 7, killing close to 60 people, is the biggest in the region in almost a century. Seismologists now say the magnitude 8.1 quake was so large it moved the fault up by 32 feet, as the Cocos and North American tectonic plates collided.

The epicenter of the earthquake was off the coast of Mexico and Guatemala, 54 miles southwest of Pijijiapan. It struck at a depth of 69.7 kilometers (43.3 miles), data from the U.S. Geological Survey showed. Initially, a tsunami warning was issued, with waves up to 10 feet high, but this has since been lifted.

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In keeping with the size of the quake the under reporting is massive too. One credible source goes up to Mag 12. 

In NZ the same happened at Kaikoura.

Who is your credible source Baza? I would have expected a mag 12 quake to shake the entire planet and destroy continents.

32 feet is quite a movement for a plate, considering that the fault was said to move 3" per year.  (3"/year takes 4 years to move a foot so that's 128 years movement- or is my balllpark math way off- in one quake?)  That said showing 21 quakes over 5 in the area since the 8.2 hit.  Commentators are saying 8.2 quake, others say 8/1, scrolling us news says 8.0 while their talking heads say either 8.1 or 8.2.  Regardless, it is a tragedy for that country and I suspect that the lives lost are much greater than the stated number.  (I also think that the lives lost during Harvey are much greater than stated as well.)

Check out this link and the date: 6th September 2016:

Mexico Resilience Challenge:

Smoking gun?

Altogether now: "AND ON CUE...."

Here's another telltale link, this time 2030 Agenda features; MUST READ! Shades of Christchurch!

"Two years have passed quickly since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction kicked off one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the United Nations: the all-encompassing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The 2030 Agenda is designed to pull the planet back from the brink. Catastrophe awaits us if we do not wean ourselves off fossil fuels and plan for population growth in a manner which avoids creating exposure to natural and man-made hazards."

"....Bearing in mind that the worst disasters that could happen have not happened yet, Cancun must become a turning point. The world must scale up action to the level required to build resilience in a century that will test us on the disaster front as never before."

Sounds like an informed prediction does it not?

status: poo et blah


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