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Strong Earthquake Strikes SSE of Mexico City

Posted by feww on September 19, 2017

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M7.1 Earthquake Strikes 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico –USGS

  • The quake violently shook high-rise buildings in the Mexico City megalopolis, sending tens of thousands of scared residents fleeing into the streets.
  • Unknown no. of buildings have collapsed; major structural damage reported in parts of the capital.
  • Large plumes of dusts were seen rising at various location throughout the city.
  • A powerful 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Middle America Trench off the Mexican coast – centered about 600km SE of today’s event – on September 8, triggering a tsunami, killing about 100 people and causing major damage to the region.
  • Today’s event occurred on the anniversary of the 1985 Mexico City deadly earthquake that struck in the early morning of 19 September at 07:17:50 (CST), killing 5,000 – 45,000 people, injuring 30,000 others and causing  major damage to the Greater Mexico City. The event was centered at 18.35N, 102.39W, and was followed by two significant aftershocks.

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 7.1 mww
Location: 18.584°N, 98.399°W
Depth: 51.0 km
Time: 2017-09-19 18:14:39 (UTC)

Distances:

  • 58 km SW of Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico / pop: 1,591,000
  • 1 km S of Izúcar de Matamoros, Mexico / pop: 43,000

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

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Estimated Fatalities: USGS 

Orange alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Significant casualties and damage are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. Past orange alerts have required a regional or national level response.” [Previous USGS fatality estimate for the M8.1 event on September 8 was wildly inaccurate.]

Estimated Economic Losses: USGS


“Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Mexico.”

30 Day Significant Earthquakes Worldwide

M7.1
5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico
2017-09-19 18:14:39 (UTC)
51.0 km

M3.8
12km ENE of Albion, Illinois
2017-09-19 11:47:28 (UTC)
11.7 km

M3.6
5km NW of Westwood, CA
2017-09-19 06:20:44 (UTC)
10.5 km

M3.3
3km NNE of East Foothills, California
2017-09-15 01:17:47 (UTC)
-0.2 km

M8.1
87km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico
2017-09-08 04:49:21 (UTC)
69.7 km

M4.3
12km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma
2017-09-08 02:26:23 (UTC)
6.1 km

M6.3
Explosion 22km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea
2017-09-03 03:30:01 (UTC)
0.0 km

M5.3
15km E of Soda Springs, Idaho
2017-09-02 23:56:52 (UTC)
9.6 km

M6.3
71km NE of Muara Siberut, Indonesia
2017-08-31 17:06:55 (UTC)
43.1 km

M6.4
107km NE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea
2017-08-27 04:17:50 (UTC)
8.1 km

M5.1
29km ENE of Kuysinjaq, Iraq
2017-08-23 13:42:53 (UTC)
8.0 km

[USGS]

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Shallow Earthquakes Strike CA, ID, IL, UT

Posted by feww on September 19, 2017

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Significant earthquakes rattle Westwood, CA and Albion, IL —USGS

Earthquake Strikes 5km NW of Westwood, California

Magnitude: 3.6 ml  [USGS]
Location: 34.087°N 118.476°W
Depth: 10.5 km
Time: 2017-09-19 06:20:44 (UTC)
Felt Reports: 8,422 Responses

Earthquake Strikes 12km ENE of Albion, Illinois

Magnitude: 3.8 mw
Location: 38.424°N 87.910°W
Depth: 11.7 km
Time: 2017-09-19 11:47:28 (UTC)
Felt Reports: 1,096 Responses

Earthquakes Strike near Summit Park and Soda Springs, Idaho

Magnitude 3.3 ml
Location: 40.701°N 111.609°W [4km S of Summit Park, Utah]
Depth: 11.0 km
Time: 2017-09-18 17:21:18 (UTC)
Felt Reports: 621 Responses

M 3.5 ml
Location: 42.614°N 111.443°W [14km ESE of Soda Springs, Idaho]
Depth: 8.3 km
Time: 2017-09-19 15:27:13 (UTC)
Felt Reports: 17 Responses

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FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS – 091901

Posted by feww on September 19, 2017

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FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS – 091901

[Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.]

  • Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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Hurricane MARIA Becomes a Super Storm

Posted by feww on September 19, 2017

[NOTE: FEWW DIAG PROPA]

UPDATE: MARIA CONTINUES WNW TOWARD VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO –NHC

[FEWW FORECAST: MARIA sustained winds could intensify to 320 km/h with probability of 60%]

UPDATE: Current Status as of 11:00 AM AST Tue Sep 19
Location: 16.3°N, 63.1°W
Moving: WNW at 10 mph
Min pressure: 927 mb
Max sustained winds: 160 mph

POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE MARIA CONTINUES WEST- NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO, PREPARATIONS AGAINST LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL FLOODING AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION –NHC

Status as of 11:00 PM AST Mon Sep 18

Max sustained winds: 160 mph [~ 260 km/h, Cat. 5 hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale]
Location: 15.5°N, 61.4°W
Moving: WNW at 9 mph
Min pressure: 924 mb

[NOTE: FEWW DIAG PROPA]

  • Additional details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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