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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:50 AM
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Earthquake shakes wide area of southern Mexico
Source: Denver Post/AP

MEXICO CITYA magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook a wide area of southern and central Mexico on Thursday, sending people fleeing into the streets, but there were no initial reports of damage.
The epicenter was located near the town of Las Choapas, about 370 miles (600 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City, where it swayed buildings for several seconds. In the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, people ran from their homes and school children assembled on playgrounds.

But Gov. Javier Duarte de Ochoa there was no damage near the epicenter nor in major cities in the oil-producing state.

"Veracruz is completely quiet without problems," he told state television. "It was felt all over the state, but nothing major happened. It was only a scare."

The also was temblor was felt strongly in the state of Chiapas, bordering Guatemala, where there also were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.



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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:51 AM
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1. Quakes in Japan and Mexico
Source: CNN

Just aired -- looking for details

No link yet.
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:51 AM
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2. 7.4
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:51 AM
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3. BREAKING: Magnitude 7.4 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Source: USGS

Damage might be considerable.

Read more: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quak...



Poor Japan!
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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:51 AM
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4. its an aftershock
cnbc just said the epicenter was 61 miles from sendai
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:51 AM
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5. Shaking lasted 45 seconds at least and was felt for 100s of miles...
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:57 AM
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8. oh shit
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:54 AM
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11. Quake knocked out power from several nuke plants, which are now using emergency power,
BreakingNews Breaking News
Quake knocked out power from several nuke plants, which are now using emergency power, Tokyo-based nuclear safety agency tells @breakingnews
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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:52 AM
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6. 7.4 earthquake hits japan
Source: cnbc

a 7.4 quake has hit japan near sedai japan. Tsunami alert issued

No link yet.
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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:53 AM
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7. NHK reports no new risk to the damaged nuke plant
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:06 AM
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9. Two sides of the Pacific at once
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:36 AM
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10. You noticed that, too.
I'm glad I updated my earthquake kit after Senei. :scared:
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:02 AM
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12. shake map of Japan and Mexico




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Baclava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:23 PM
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13. With everything cracking open - - time for another new volcano?
Paricutin Volcano

On February 20, 1943 a farmer, Dionisio Pulido, and his wife Paula were burning shrubbery in their cornfield when they observed the earth in front of them swell upward and crack to form a fissure 2-2.5 m across. They heard hissing sounds and later described the rise of "smoke" from the fissure...



"At 4 p.m., I left my wife to set fire to a pile of branches when I noticed that a crack, which was situated on one of the knolls of my farm, had opened . . . and I saw that it was a kind of fissure that had a depth of only half a meter. I set about to ignite the branches again when I felt a thunder, the trees trembled, and I turned to speak to Paula; and it was then I saw how, in the hole, the ground swelled and raised itself 2 or 2.5 meters high, and a kind of smoke or fine dust -- grey, like ashes -- began to rise up in a portion of the crack that I had not previously seen . . . Immediately more smoke began to rise with a hiss or whistle, loud and continuous; and there was a smell of sulfur."



http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Paricuti...
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:24 PM
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14. Maybe Lemuria is rising back to the surface ... nt
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Baclava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:38 PM
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15. MU too?
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