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M8 Earthquake strikes Mexico - Sep 8


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#1 sebberry

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

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(CNN)A strong earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala, the US Geological Survey reported Friday.

 
The quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, had a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 and depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles), according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
It struck off the Pacific Coast 74 miles (120 kilometers) southwest of Tres Picos, Mexico, which is 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City.
 
A Tsunami threat is being evaluated by the Tsunami Warning System. The Tsunami Warning Center advised the public that tsunami waves could hit within three hours off the coasts of Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and even Ecuador.
 
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#2 lanforod

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:13 AM

A bit further east and that quake could have been a lot worse for Mexico. Ouch. 

Not much of a tsunami from this one, apparently.



#3 Bingo

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:14 AM

A bit further east and that quake could have been a lot worse for Mexico. Ouch. 

Not much of a tsunami from this one, apparently.

 

A tsunami and a hurricane at the same time and the whole country might disappear.



#4 SimonH

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:34 AM

A tsunami and a hurricane at the same time and the whole country might disappear.

Hope the wall doesn't get damaged.


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