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Second large quake strikes Mexico but no tsunami expected
Star-Advertiser ^ | April 12, 2012 | Star-Advertiser staff

Posted on 04/12/2012 1:16:09 AM PDT by John W

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Gulf of Mexico off Mexico but did not generate a tsunami that would threaten Hawaii, officials said.

The quake was centered 83 miles northeast of Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, at a depth of 6.4 miles at 12:15 a.m. Thursday at the epicenter (9:15 p.m. Wednesday in Hawaii), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach issued a bulletin saying that the quake is not expected to generate a Pacific-wide tsunami.

It was the second major earthquake to strike Mexico in less than 12 hours.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.5 magnitude quake at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday local time (12:55 p.m. in Hawaii), centered in the sparsely populated mountainous area in Mexico's Michoacan state, 238 miles west-southwest of Mexico City and about 209 miles west-northwest of Acapulco. Authorities in Michoacan state, where the tremor was centered, also had no immediate reports of damage.

The earlier quake also did not generate a destructive tsunami.


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 04/12/2012 1:16:15 AM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Woo hoo!

A couple (good friends of mine) are in Mazatlan right now!

Hopefully, still onshore!


2 posted on 04/12/2012 1:19:35 AM PDT by djf (Obama - the "OJ verdict" of presidents!!)
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To: John W

If an earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico caused a tsunami that would hit Hawaii, mankind would be in a world of hurt.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 1:20:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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How would an earthquake in the gulf of mexico cause a tsunami to hit hawaii?

Besides, Guerrero Negro is on the pacific side of Baja California...been drunk there many times.

Besides, to the east of Guerrero Negro is the Sea of Cortez, not the Gulf of Mexico. Who writes this crap?


4 posted on 04/12/2012 2:24:34 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Terry Mross
Don't you remember? Hawaii moved to the Galapagos Islands!
5 posted on 04/12/2012 2:55:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: dsrtsage
Who writes this crap?

Obviously someone who is ignorant of geography.

6 posted on 04/12/2012 3:03:04 AM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: Fraxinus

Much like everything today, this being on the web site of the HONOLULU Star-Advertiser-the only place I could find a story on this quake at the time-they have to look at it from only their own selfish narcissistic viewpoint.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 3:11:23 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Terry Mross

Apparently the author didn’t bother to look at a map. But who doesn’t know that the Gulf of Mexico opens into the Atlantic?


8 posted on 04/12/2012 3:28:04 AM PDT by giotto
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To: John W

anyone got a link to earthquake3D that allows controls? Mine seems to have disappeared


9 posted on 04/12/2012 3:40:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Terry Mross

Is there a “GOM” on the west side of Mexico?


10 posted on 04/12/2012 3:53:24 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: silverleaf
Wolton.net
Try this.
11 posted on 04/12/2012 3:58:35 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: moose07

thanks but when I download I dont get the controls, only the animated graphic - with no sidebar controls

I know I used to have it


12 posted on 04/12/2012 4:05:30 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: John W; bd476; NorwegianViking; Quix; silverleaf; moose07; Recon Dad; giotto; F15Eagle; dsrtsage; ..

4/12/2012 — TWO LARGE QUAKES = 6.9M and 6.2M strike southern California / Baja Mexico

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/4122012-two-large-quakes-6-9m-and-6-2m-strike-southern-california-baja-mexico/

Magnitude 6.9 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00091a1.php

Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 07:15:48 UTC
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:15:48 AM at epicenter

Location 28.790°N, 113.142°W
Depth 10.3 km (6.4 miles)
Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA

Magnitude 6.2 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000919m.php

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 07:06:01 UTC
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12:06:01 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 28.841°N, 113.072°W
Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles)
Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA

4/11/2012 — 4.5 magnitude earthquake hits East Coast USA — 4.8M hits Utah = Craton pressure

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/4112012-4-5-magnitude-earthquake-hits-east-coast-usa-4-8m-hits-utah-craton-pressure/

Magnitude 4.8 – UTAH
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/uu00009847.php

Magnitude 4.8
Date-Time

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 03:29:22 UTC
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 09:29:22 PM at epicenter

Location 37.806°N, 112.100°W
Depth 0.8 km (~0.5 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region UTAH

Magnitude 4.5 - NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0009131.php

Magnitude 4.5
Date-Time

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 02:29:41 UTC
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:29:41 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 41.998°N, 65.994°W
Depth 15.8 km (9.8 miles)
Region NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

Also:

Hail 3 to 4 feet HIGH in Texas!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqsCZgcCfM8&context=C4edac17ADvjVQa1PpcFOAte-5MF2q2kSOGYlzBUjxJjd6Gh8CerI=


13 posted on 04/12/2012 5:19:44 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks for the ping and data. :)


14 posted on 04/12/2012 5:30:58 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Whenifhow

THX THX for the pings.

Been following the quake threads on ATS.

Given that it’s been decreed that I’m too ignorant to make useful comments about quakes on FR, I think I’ll just walk my fingers on by.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 7:46:45 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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