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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:05 AM

M7.4 earthquake hits 22 miles S of Champerico, Guatemala

The November 7, 2012 M 7.4 earthquake south of Champerico, Guatemala occurred as a result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone interface between the subducting Cocos plate and the overlying Caribbean and North America plates, near their triple junction. At the latitude of this earthquake, the Cocos plate moves north-northeast with respect to the Caribbean and North America plates at a velocity of approximately 70-80 mm/yr, and subducts beneath Central America at the Middle America Trench.
- USGS.GOV

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ffr Nov 2012 OP
hollysmom Nov 2012 #1
Judi Lynn Nov 2012 #2

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:40 AM

1. this is quite a tragedy

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:35 AM

2. Thanks for the information. Had not heard about this until seeing this thread.

Guatemala just doesn't need this kind of stuff. They've already had far, far too much suffering.

Very sad to learn about this.

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