Posted by feww on February 17, 2017
Large parts of Mexico City sinking at rates of up to 23cm per year —Report
“Always short of water, Mexico City keeps drilling deeper for more, weakening the ancient clay lake beds on which the Aztecs first built much of the city, causing it to crumble even further.”
Drying Aquifers, Sinking Cities
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Posted by feww on May 13, 2013
Volcán Popocatépetl Alert Level Raised to 3
Mexcio’c National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED), has raised the volcanic activity alert to Yellow Phase 3 from Yellow Phase 2 on Sunday, after detecting increased level of explosive activity at the towering volcano.
Yellow Phase 3 alert means the volcano could explode ejecting lava and other volcanic matter over considerable distances, according to CENAPRED chart.
The 5,452-m Volcán Popocatépetl, or “smoking mountain” in Aztec, North America’s 2nd-highest volcano, sits about 70 km SE of Mexico City.
(Image source: CENAPRED)
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Posted by feww on June 30, 2010
Earthquake Measuring at Least 6.5 Mw Strikes Oaxaca, Mexico
The quake, epicentered at 16.530°N, 97.708°W, struck about 120km WSW of Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico, at depth of 10km on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 07:22:27 UTC.
The earthquake struck about 100 km WNW of the epicenter of a magnitude 8.0 quake which struck the region on June 17, 1928.
This quake has the potential to trigger one or more eruptions at volcanoes in the region.
The shock may well prove to be detrimental to oil and gas drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico.
As of posting, there was no report of damage or casualties, but the Moderators believe some structural damage may have occurred locally close to the epicenter, and will post further information on Fire Earth Disaster pages.
10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,100°W
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by Fire-Earth.
Fire-Earth Quake Forecast
The Blog Moderators expect more earthquakes, and related disasters, in the 2nd half of 2010 than occurred in the 1st half of this year.
- Magnitude 6.5
- Date-Tim: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 07:22:27 UT
- Location: 16.530°N, 97.708°W
- Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
- Region: OAXACA, MEXICO
- 120 km (75 miles) WSW of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
- 145 km (90 miles) S of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
- 160 km (100 miles) NW of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico
- 355 km (220 miles) SSE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
- Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles)
- Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
- Event ID: us2010yday
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Posted by feww on February 7, 2010
Images of the Day:
“Carmageddon” in California
La Cañada Flintridge. Smashed vehicles are pushed together on Ocean View Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times / February 7, 2010) Image may be subject to copyright. LATIMES Photo Gallery
On Saturday, more than 500 homes were under mandatory evacuation orders. About 43 homes have been damaged including 12 that sustained major structural damage, in Paradise Valley, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta, LA Times said.
“About 25 vehicles were damaged, flowing down the street and smashing against walls, trees and one another.”
“Mubserged” in Mexico
Everything on wheels are seen submerged on a flooded highway in Chalco, Mexico City (Feb. 5, 2010). Severe rain from several different weather systems have created chaos killing at least 30 people and causing substantial to several Mexican states, government met services said. Credit: REUTERS. Image may be subject to copyright.
Meanwhile, the death toll from severe and unseasonable winter rain, which have triggered floods and mudslides in Mexico reached 29. At least two dozen others were reported missing, presumed dead, in the mudslides near Toluca, Mexico State. “A mix of drain water and sewage flowed into thousands of homes and blocked major thoroughfares in the metropolis of 20 million people. About 7,500 homes were flooded, prompting emergency personnel to ferry people from their homes through chest-high water.” AP reported. “… at least 2,000 homes were damaged. The federal government declared three Michoacan townships disaster zones, opening access to relief funds.”
Source: ABC News Aust. Image may be subject to copyright.
After record rainfall in parts of Australia (70 mm fell in 15 mins at Usher Falls at Bouldercombe, south of Rockhamptonn central Queensland,) dozens of cars “ended up under water and boats washed from the Gold Coast marine precinct at Coomera,” and two people were killed. “The weather bureau says Mount Tambourine and Canungra in the Gold Coast hinterland set rainfall records, each receiving more than 360 millimetres in the 24 hours to 9am AEST yesterday.” ABC News Aust reported.
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Posted by feww on June 4, 2009
Powerful Earthquake Could Strike Near Mexico City in 2009
FEWW forecast: A major earthquake measuring about 8 Mw could strike southwest of Ecatepec, Edomex, NNE of Mexico City [probability of 0.7] in 2009.
The epicenter of the forecast event may be located at 19.521ºN, 99.093ºW, according to FEWW “EarthModel.”
FEWW Earthquake Forecast: Ecatepec, Mexico. Original Map: Google Earth. Image may be subject to copyright.
10-degree Map Centered at 20°N,100°W
FEWW Earthquake Forecast: Ecatepec, Mexico – Location Map. USGS
Note: This forecast does NOT preclude the possibility of other seismic events in the area at any time. [All data are subject to updates and changes.]
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