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Deadly Earthquake Rocks Osaka, Japan

Posted by feww on June 18, 2018

Applyn – 061802

Osaka Rattled by M5.9 Earthquake

Magnitude: 5.9 [JMA]
Location: 4.8°N, 135.6°E [Osaka-fu Hokubu]
Depth: 10km
Time: 07:58 JST (UTC + 9:00 hrs) 18 Jun 2018

The quake measured six-minus on Japan’s seismic intensity scale of zero to seven. The event was felt throughout S. Honshu affecting Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara and Shiga prefectures.

  • At least three people have been killed and six others injured as of 09:30 JST, officials said.
  • EQ initially reported as M6.3, occurring about 1km NW of Ibaraki City, Japan.
  • Blackouts reported in wide areas.
  • Officials are warning residents in western Japan to watch out for another “big earthquake” in the next few days.
  • At least a dozen aftershocks have occurred as of 11:00 JST [many more expected.]
  • Significant damage to multiple structures reported.

Japan’s NPPs

So far no problem detected at 15 nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture including and 5 offline reactors, located north of the epicenter of the earthquake.

A reactor at the Takahama nuclear power plant and 2 others at the Ohi plant continue to operate.

For now, radiation levels remain unchanged around the NPPs in Ishikawa, Shizuoka and Shimane prefectures, which are located farther from the quake’s epicenter, Japan’s nuclear regulator said.

Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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KILAUEA VOLCANO: 850+ Quakes Rattle Big Island

Posted by feww on May 18, 2018

Hawaii Island seismicity increasing, hit by hundreds of earthquakes

Over 850 earthquakes measuring magnitude 2.5+ have struck in and around Hawai’i Island since April 20, according to USGS records.

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT – USGS
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4:54 PM HST (Friday, May 18, 2018, 02:54 UTC)

Kīlauea Volcano Summit

  • After the explosive eruption early this morning seismic levels have been gradually increasing, but as of this report no additional explosions have occurred.
  • No earthquakes greater than magnitude 3.5 have occurred in the past day.
  • Volcanic gas emissions at the summit remain high.

Kīlauea Lower East Rift Zone

  • This afternoon, fissure 17 is still actively spattering but the flow is nearly stalled. In addition, fissures 18, 19, and 20 have reactivated and a new fissure (21) has opened between fissures 7 and 3. An area 50-100 yards wide, parallel to and north of the line of fissures between Highway 130 and Lanipuna Gardens, has dropped slightly. This long depression is currently being filled by pahoehoe lava flows from fissures 20 and 21.
  • Volcanic gas emissions remain elevated throughout the area downwind of the fissures.
  • Magma continues to be supplied to the lower East Rift Zone as indicated by the continued northwest displacement of a GPS monitoring station. Elevated earthquake activity continues, but earthquake locations have not moved farther downrift in the past couple of days. [USGS-HVO]


View of this morning’s eruption plume from the Overlook crater nearly an hour after the event started. This image is from the webcam located on the north rim of Moku‘āweoweo Caldera near the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano. This image was recorded at 5:10 a.m. HST. At about 04:15 a.m. HST, an explosion from the Overlook crater at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit produced an eruption column that reached at least 30,000 ft. above sea level. The plume was blown by wind toward the northeast. This resulted in ash fall at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, and nearby Volcano Village and the Volcano Golf and Country Club Subdivsion. [USGS-HVO]

Highway to Hell: Cracks widen in lower East Rift Zone, Kīlauea Volcano


Aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area at about 7 a.m. HST. Cracks continued to open and widen, some with horizontal and vertical offsets, in the area during the past 24 hours. These cracks are caused by the underlying intrusion of magma into the lower East Rift Zone. [USGS-HVO]


HVO geologist next to cracks on Nohea Street in Leilani Estates this morning. These cracks expanded significantly in the past day. Note the vertical offset across the cracks. [USGS-HVO]

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Quakes Strike Panama, Japan, Kermadec Islands

Posted by feww on May 18, 2018

ER12 – 051802

M 5.4 – South of Panama
4.029°N 82.511°W
10.0 km depth
2018-05-18 12:43:54 UTC

M 5.8 – 68km S of Nemuro, Japan
42.710°N 145.577°E
10.0 km depth
2018-05-17 18:42:10 UTC

M 6.2 – South of the Kermadec Islands
34.551°S 178.416°W
10.6 km depth
2018-05-18 01:45:31 UTC

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Significant Quake Strikes near Cabazon, CA

Posted by feww on May 8, 2018

KMPH – 050802

M4.5 Quake Occurs 11km N of Cabazon, CA

The quake struck at a depth of 12.9 km, with more than 11,000 felt reports sent to USGS, as of posting.

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 4.5 mw 
Location: 34.016°N, 116.780°W (11km N of Cabazon, CA); 12.9 km depth
Time: 2018-05-08  11:49:34 UTC

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KILAUEA: Sitting Atop an Active Volcano

Posted by feww on May 8, 2018

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT – USGS

Monday, May 7, 2018, 5:59 PM HST (Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 03:59 UTC)

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Lower East Rift Zone Eruption

The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano continues. The location of activity today was focused on the southwest portion of the area.

This morning, two new fissure segments broke ground. The first (fissure 11) opened in a forested southwest of Leilani Estates about 9:30 am and was active for only 3 hours. The second (fissure 12) opened about 12:20 between older fissures 10 and 11. By 3:15 pm, both new fissures were [inactive] but the west end of fissure 10 was steaming heavily.

Cracks on Highway 130 widened from 7 cm to 8 cm over the course of the day and additional cracks were found just west of the highway on trend with the eruptive fissures.

–  Rates of seismicity and deformation changed little throughout the day.
–   Gas emissions likely remain elevated in the vicinity of fissures.

Kīlauea Volcano Summit

Tiltmeters at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano continue to record the deflationary trend of the past several days and the lava lake level continues to drop. Rockfalls from the steep crater walls into the retreating lake continue to produce occasional ashy plumes above Halema’uma’u crater. These plumes are expected to continue.

Earthquake activity in the summit remains elevated but has decreased over the past few days. Many of these earthquakes are related to the ongoing subsidence of the summit area and earthquakes beneath the south flank of the volcano.

Aerial view of fissure 12 at 1:15 p.m. HST. [USGS/HVO]

 

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M6.9 EQ Strikes Big Island, Hawaii

Posted by feww on May 5, 2018

PTR – 050502

Strong Earthquake Rattles Hilo, HI

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 6.9 mww
Location: 19.370°N, 155.032°W [16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii; about 28km south of Hilo]
Depth: 5.0 km
2018-05-04 22:32:55 UTC

No. of Recorded Aftershocks: >160
Largest aftershock:
M 5.4 – 18km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii
Location: 19.342°N 155.032°W
Depth: 6.9 km
Time: 2018-05-04 21:32:44 (UTC)
[USGS]

TSUNAMI EVALUATION [PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI]

  • NO Tsunami Threat from the EQ, or its aftershocks, as of posting.

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near Shimane Nuclear Power Plant, Japan

Posted by feww on April 8, 2018

Earthquake Registers ‘5 Upper’ on Local Intensity Scale  (1 – 7)

CMQ – 040802

Strong Earthquake Strikes 50km from Shimane Nuclear Power Plant

Magnitude: 5.6mw [USGS]
[M5.8, JMA]
35.262°N, 132.541°E [9km NNE of Oda, Japan]
7.9 km depth
2018-04-08 16:32:31 UTC

Shimane Nuclear Power Plant [35.538°N, 132.999°E]

The event occurred about 50 kms from the NPP [Shutdown after Fukushima.] A previously unknown geological fault was discovered close to the Shimane Nuclear Power Plant in 2006, according to reports.

The quake was felt throughout 14 prefectures: Shimane, Tottori, Okayama, Hiroshima, Ehime, Hyogo, Kagawa, Kochi, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Tokushima, Nara, and Wakayama.

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Calif Earthquake; Powerful Mining Explosion in Pennsylvania

Posted by feww on April 6, 2018

M5.3 Earthquake Strikes Calif Coast, W of LA

KMPH – 040602

Calif Coast, W of LA – CHANNEL ISLANDS REGION, CALIFORNIA (43)

Magnitude: 5.3 mw
Location: 33.837°N 119.726°W – 29km SW of Santa Cruz Is. (E end), CA
Depth: 9.9 km
Time: 2018-04-05 19:29:16 (UTC)
Initial felt reports: 12,090
[USGS]

Mining Explosion

OGS – 040602

M 2.6 Mining Explosion – 30km SSW of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Location: 41.478°N, 77.384°W
Depth: 0.0 km depth [near ground level]
Time: 2018-04-05 22:19:52 UTC

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M7.5 Earthquake Strikes near Porgera, PNG

Posted by feww on February 25, 2018

Liljan – 022502

Powerful Earthquake Occurs 89km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea —USGS

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 7.5mww (±0.1)
Location: 6.149°S, 142.766°E (±7.1 km) – 89km SSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea
Time: 2018-02-25 17:44:44.380 UTC
FE Region: NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (202)

[Fatalities expected.]

Aftershock:
M 5.5
5.760°S, 142.244°E [110km WSW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea]
39.0 km
2018-02-25 18:11:34 (UTC)

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Tsunami Warning – Gulf of Alaska

Posted by feww on January 23, 2018

KMPH – 012302
Copy: FSCT

M 7.9 earthquake strikes 280km SE of Kodiak, Alaska —USGS

Magnitude (uncertainty):  7.9 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 56.046°N ,149.073°W (± 5.9 km)
Depth 25.0 km (± 1.8)
Origin Time: 2018-01-23 09:31:42.940 UTC
Region: GULF OF ALASKA
Source: USGS

 

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Earthquakes Hitting the Top [and Bottom] of the World

Posted by feww on October 29, 2017

KMPH-291G

Seismicity continues in Franz Josef Land

Strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0mww, preceded by two significant ant “foreshocks,” struck north of Franz Josef Land.

EQ Details:

M 6.0 – North of Franz Josef Land
Location: 86.893°N 55.135°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2017-10-28 19:11:01 (UTC)

M 5.7 – North of Franz Josef Land
Location: 86.829°N 54.195°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2017-10-28 16:16:07 (UTC)

M 5.7 – North of Franz Josef Land
Location: 86.871°N 54.768°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2017-10-28 16:13:54 (UTC)

Earlier this month:

CIL -095K

M6.7 quake occurs in Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean

  • This earthquake did NOT generate a destructive tsunami.
  • Aftershock measuring 5.3mb struck within 5 hours.

Magnitude: 6.7 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 54.285°S, 8.637°E (± 10.4 km)
Depth: 10.0 km (± 1.8)
Time: 2017-10-10 18:53:28.050 UTC

Source: USGS/ US (us1000apql)

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Heba-261M

M6.6 earthquake strikes 60km E of Buldir Island, Alaska –USGS

Magnitude:  6.6 mww  (uncertainty: ± 0.1)
Location: 52.450°N, 176.808°E (uncertainty: ± 9.1 km)
Depth: 111.8 km   (uncertainty: ± 8.3)
Origin Time: 2017-10-08 22:34:33.960 UTC
Number of Phases: 67
Minimum Distance: 186.2 km (1.67°)
Travel Time Residual: 0.79 s
Azimuthal Gap: 72°
FE Region RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Review Status: REVIEWED
Catalog US (us2000b2vq) -USGS

M6.3 quake strikes Balleny Islands region

Magnitude: 6.3 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 61.743°S, 154.553°E (± 10.6 km)
Depth: 10.0 km (± 1.9)
Origin Time: 2017-10-08 20:48:58.720 UTC

 

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Significant Earthquake Strikes Offshore California

Posted by feww on October 27, 2017

Heba-453T

M4.3 quake occurs 32km SW of Lompoc, CA –USGS

EQ Details:
Magnitude: 4.3 mw
Location (uncertainty): 34.421°N 120.678°W (±0.5 km)
Depth (uncertainty): 4.3 km (±1.1)
Origin Time: 2017-10-26 20:38:51.340 UTC
Number of Phases: 83
Minimum Distance: 21.8 km (0.20°)
Travel Time Residual: 0.25 s
Azimuthal Gap: 218°
FE Region: OFFSHORE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA (43)

Iceland’s Latest Seismicity

M 4.6 – 119km S of Akureyri, Iceland
Location: 64.609°N 18.002°W
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2017-10-27 00:16:43 (UTC)

M 4.6 – 118km SSE of Akureyri, Iceland
Location: 64.643°N 17.559°W
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2017-10-26 23:26:35 (UTC)

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Flores Sea, Indonesia

Posted by feww on October 24, 2017

EDI-683F

M6.7 quake occurs 141km NNE of Palue, Indonesia

EQD:

Magnitude 6.7 mww
Location: 7.236°S 123.040°E
Depth: 549.2 km
Time: 2017-10-24 10:47:47 (UTC)

Source: USGS

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Earthquake Strikes Wildfire Ground Zero in N Calif

Posted by feww on October 14, 2017

M3.9 quake strikes 3km NW of Redwood Valley, California

The quake occurred at a v. shallow depth of 1.4km, USGS report (FEWW Heba-728F). The epicenter was at 39.285°N, 123.234°W, striking at 23:10:32 UTC on Friday.

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Wildfires Now the Deadliest in California History

35 People now confirmed dead, as cadaver dogs search smouldering ruins for more human remains.

Wildfires have destroyed an estimated 5,700 homes and businesses and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from their homes in N. California’s wine country.

The deadly blazes have claimed at least 35 lives as of Friday (PDT), and the death toll is expected to climb much higher. Hundreds of people are still missing including  200 people in Sonoma County.

The wildfires are now the deadliest in California history, surpassing the previous record of 29 deaths from the 1933 Griffith Park fire in Los Angeles.

Some 17 large wildfires have consumed nearly 222,000 acres (~ 90,000 hectares) across eight counties.

This year’s wildfire season is currently the third worst in the US history, with nearly 8.6 million acres charred, behind 2015 (9.3 million acres) and 2012 (8.9 million acres). The ten-year annual average (2006 – 2016) is 6 million acres, according to NIFC.

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Bouvet Island Region, SAO

Posted by feww on October 11, 2017

CIL -095K

M6.7 quake occurs in Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean

  • This earthquake did NOT generate a destructive tsunami.
  • Aftershock measuring 5.3mb struck within 5 hours.

Magnitude: 6.7 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 54.285°S, 8.637°E (± 10.4 km)
Depth: 10.0 km (± 1.8)
Time: 2017-10-10 18:53:28.050 UTC

Source: USGS/ US (us1000apql)

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Strong Earthquake Strikes N. Chile

Posted by feww on October 10, 2017

Heba-112W

M6.3 quake occurs 36km SSW of Putre, Chile

Magnitude: 6.3 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 18.521°S,  69.641°W  (± 5.9 km)
Depth: 82.4 km (± 5.2)
Origin Time: 2017-10-10 06:32:20.800 UTC
Number of Phases: 97
Minimum Distance: 24.9 km (0.22°)
Travel Time Residual: 1.47 s
Azimuthal Gap: 27°
FE Region: TARAPACA, CHILE
Source: USGS


Heba-483H

Significant Earthquake Strikes N. California

Magnitude: 4.1 mw
Location: 37.310°N, 121.679°W (± 0.1 km), 14km ESE of Alum Rock, California
Depth: 7.9 km  (± 0.3)
Origin Time: 2017-10-10 00:53:18.220 UTC
Number of Stations: 80
Felt Reports: 5,144 [1:46 PDT on October 10, 2017]
Number of Phases: 78
Minimum Distance: 4.8 km (0.04°)
Travel Time Residual: 0.06 s
Azimuthal Gap: 33°
FE Region: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Source: USGS

 

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Strong Earthquake Rattles Buldir Island, Alaska

Posted by feww on October 9, 2017

Heba-261M

M6.6 earthquake strikes 60km E of Buldir Island, Alaska –USGS

Magnitude:  6.6 mww  (uncertainty: ± 0.1)
Location: 52.450°N, 176.808°E (uncertainty: ± 9.1 km)
Depth: 111.8 km   (uncertainty: ± 8.3)
Origin Time: 2017-10-08 22:34:33.960 UTC
Number of Phases: 67
Minimum Distance: 186.2 km (1.67°)
Travel Time Residual: 0.79 s
Azimuthal Gap: 72°
FE Region RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Review Status: REVIEWED
Catalog US (us2000b2vq) -USGS

M6.3 quake strikes Balleny Islands region

Magnitude: 6.3 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 61.743°S, 154.553°E (± 10.6 km)
Depth: 10.0 km (± 1.9)
Origin Time: 2017-10-08 20:48:58.720 UTC

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Strong Quake Strikes Tonga Region

Posted by feww on October 8, 2017

CWB-326T

M6.1 earthquake occurs 153km NW of Pangai, Tonga

EQ Details:
Magnitude: 6.1mww [USGS]
Location: 19.013°S, 175.556°W [± 5.2 km, 153km NW of Pangai, Tonga – 173]
Depth: 10.0 km [± 1.9]
Time: 14:04:38 UTC 2017-10-08

  • Regional forecast update available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan Trench, E of Fukushima

Posted by feww on October 6, 2017

KAT – 334G

M6.0 quake strikes 250km E of Namie, Fukushima, Japan

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 6.0 mww [USGS]
Location: 37.485°N, 143.954°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2017-10-06
07:59:33.110 (UTC)

 

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Coastal Iwate, Japan

Posted by feww on September 27, 2017

Heba-574B

M6.0 Earthquake Strikes ESE of Hachinohe, Japan

The earthquake was felt throughout the island of Honshu, and southern parts of Hokkaido, according to local monitoring stations.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.0 mww [Japan weather office]
Location: 40.3N, 142.5E [about 75km ESE of Hachinohe]
Depth: 30 km
Region: Offshore, Iwate Pref.
Time: 2017-09-26 20:22:11 UTC

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Strong Quake Strikes SE of Matias Romero, Mexico

Posted by feww on September 23, 2017

Applyn-037M

M6.1 Event Occurs 19km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico –USGS

REVISED EQ Details [USGS]

Magnitude: 6.1 mww (± 0.1)
Location: 16.736°N, 94.946°W (± 6.5 km)
Depth: 9.0 km (± 2.8 km)
Origin Time: 2017-09-23 12:53:02.240 UTC

Earthquake Location Map. USGS

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M5.8 Earthquake Strikes Coastal S Mexico

Posted by feww on September 23, 2017

Applyn-112E

M 5.8 quake occurs 48km SW of Paredon, Mexico

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 5.8 mww (± 0.0)
Location: 15.698°N, 94.162°W (± 10.3 km)
Depth: 74.2 km (± 10.0)
Origin Time: 2017-09-23 10:38:08.980 UTC

[USGS]

 

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M5.7 Quake Strikes Mendocino Ridge, Offshore California

Posted by feww on September 23, 2017

Grace-173G

M 5.7 – 218km W of Ferndale, California

EQ Details:

Magnitude: 5.7 mww [USGS]
Location: 40.416°N, 126.828°W; 15.1 km depth – 218km W of Ferndale, California
Time: 2017-09-22 19:50:15 UTC

  • AG: Diagnostics now available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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Mexico Earthquake: Explaining Absence of Aftershocks

Posted by feww on September 22, 2017

All Groups

The bad news: NO aftershock, so far, days after deadly 7.1 quake struck Mexico

[Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.]

  • Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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Mexico Declares State of Disaster, 3 Days of Mourning as EQ Toll Rises

Posted by feww on September 21, 2017

M7.1 Earthquake Leaves Hundreds Dead across Five Mexican States

Mexico has declared a state of disaster, and three days of mourning, as the earthquake death toll continues to rise.

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Atencingo in Puebla state, about 120km SSE of Mexico City on September 19, at 18:14 (UTC).

The earthquake destroyed scores of buildings and damaged thousands more across a wide area, inducing about 2,300 schools alone, according to reports.

The official  death toll now stands at 230 across five states, with at least 100 fatalities in the capital, but it’s expected to rise, as search for survivors continues.

Up to several thousand people may have been injured, but the exact number is  currently unknown.

Mexico Earthquake Forecast

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has issued “Mexico Earthquake Forecast 092101.”

  • Full details of the FORECAST and diagnostics available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

 

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