Powerful 7.9M Earthquake hits Guerrero – Oaxaca, Mexico – March 20, 2012

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday. Earlier it had been reported at 7.6 magnitude.

The U.S. Geological Survey has lowered the quake’s magnitude to 7.4. Read Full Report

In Mexico City, a ‘Los Angeles Times’ reporter writes that “there was an initial rocking (7.4M), a pause and then a much stronger (7.9M), sustained rocking motion that swayed buildings in many parts of the capital.” A BBC reporter estimated that the earth shook for about a minute, a virtual eternity to people experiencing a big quake.

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PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS                                                   ISSUED AT 1813Z 20 MAR 2012                                                                                               AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME –  1803Z 20 MAR 2012                                                                     COORDINATES –  17.0 NORTH   98.1 WEST                                                                     DEPTH       –   10 KM                                                                                                                  LOCATION    –  GUERRERO  MEXICO                                                                         MAGNITUDE   –  7.8

A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WAS NOT GENERATED BASED ON EARTHQUAKE AND HISTORICAL TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER, THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME LOCAL TSUNAMI EFFECTS.  THIS EARTHQUAKE IS LOCATED INLAND FROM THE COAST.

There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.

Update:  

70,000 households are still without power in Guerrero province.

2 hospitals are evacuated in Guerrero

The central government has dispatched more Civil Protection people to help the local authorities in Guerrero with the assessment of the damage

The head of the Civil Protection, Laura Guza, has declared that nobody has been reported killed so far. 2 people were injured in the capital, Mexico City. 5 people were injured in the Oaxaca  province.

The number of houses damaged in the epicenter region continues to grow. Up to 800 houses are reported uninhabitable in the epicentral region.

Security footage of a Mexican earthquake creating some intense waves in a beach resorts pool.

The 7.9M quake was followed by strong aftershocks that were felt in Mexico City where office workers fled into the street. 

At almost the same time  A strong  magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck Papua, Indonesia. The quake hit on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 17:56:19 UTC

No tsunami warning was issued and there are currently no reports of any damage or injuries at this time.

Source and author: earthquake.usgs.gov * earthquake-report.com earthquake

 

7 responses to “Powerful 7.9M Earthquake hits Guerrero – Oaxaca, Mexico – March 20, 2012

  1. USGS reclassified quake as a 7.4 not 7.9 initial estimate. Also im not buying into the simulated quake bid because of a poster that could have been done up in 10mins after the quake hit, also it may have been a warning like the ones here in NZ to expect a possible quake in excess of 7.9 after all they did have a horror 8 pointer in 1985 in the same geographical area. Id need a bit more evidence on this one before i buy into it.

    Luke

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  2. I got a newsletter that said that Obama’s oldest daughter was on a trip to Mexico when the quake hit. They said she was at the epicenter. They have did a media block about it. Strange because Mrs. Obama had Jimmy Fallon come to the White House and they did a skit in the White House. I can’t believe Mrs. O would do that knowing her daughter was in the epicenter of a major earthquake. Unless they helicoptered out of there. Has anyone heard about this?

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  3. Maybe they trying to release pressure in the earth before the 188 days period ends? In order to downsize the real mega earthquake that is about to come…

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  4. Wow, how could u guys miss the illumanati logo? The triangle inside of the circle w/ the chiapas official logo…Look at the man on the poster, an official with a ‘ white cap’ w/illuminati triangle on it, and he only has one eye…

    It’s not explained how a man-made earthquake is possible, so I won’t go there, but there is something suspicious… Also, why is Obamas daughter in Mexico??

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