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Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

Powerful Quake Kills Dozens, Leaves Hundreds Missing or Injured in Guatemala

Posted by feww on November 8, 2012

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[November 8, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Powerful Quake Kills Dozens, Leaves Hundreds Missing or Injured in Guatemala


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 7.4
  • Date-Time: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 16:35:50 UTC
  • Location:  14.083°N, 91.916°W  (OFFSHORE GUATEMALA)
  • Depth: 41.6 km (25.9 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 24 km (14 miles) S of Champerico, Guatemala
    • 56 km (34 miles) SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala
    • 61 km (37 miles) SSW of San Sebastian, Guatemala
    • 61 km (37 miles) SSE of Suchiate, Mexico
  •   Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Tsunami: NO major tsunami reported, as of posting.

Death Toll: At least 39 deaths have been confirmed, with hundreds of others reported injured or missing.

Damage: Many buildings reportedly destroyed or damaged across the San Marcos region.

  • The authorities have declared a national alert advising  people to evacuate tall buildings in case of destructive aftershocks.
  • Dozens of aftershocks had occurred, as of posting, with at least five of  them measuring magnitude 5.0 or greater.
  • The tremor shook buildings as far away as Mexico City, some 1,000km NNW of the event.
  • The quake was the largest tremor to strike Guatemala since 1976 when 25,000 were killed in 7.5Mw, according to Guatemala’s Seismological Institute.
  • The quake follows a 7.6Mw shock which  struck beneath the Nicoya peninsula, 137 km (85 miles) west of  the capital, San Jose, in September.

Magnitude 6.3 Strikes Offshore VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 6.3
  • Date-Time: Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 02:01:51 UTC
  • Location: 49.185°N, 128.528°W (VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION)
  • Depth: 16.6 km (10.3 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 182 km (113 miles) SSW (204°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada
    • 254 km (158 miles) WSW (251°) from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
    • 301 km (187 miles) WNW (289°) from Neah Bay, WA
    • 392 km (244 miles) W (270°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

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