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Magnitude 8 Earthquake hits Pacific Near Mexico/Guatemala border, Tsunami warnings abound

naengwennaengwen Registered User regular
edited September 2017 in Debate and/or Discourse
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/08/americas/earthquake-hits-off-the-coast-of-southern-mexico/index.html

Mother nature clears her throat, reminds the world that she's still here thank you very much.

No casualties reported, but everyone's worried about a possible tsunami to follow. If you have any family down and about there, best to get in touch and make sure they're safe.

EDIT: clarified, definitely some destruction but reporting of such is limited due to power lines being cut. Expect more details soon.

DOUBLE EDIT: Details are starting to trickle in, 2 confirmed casualties so far and "little tsunamis" confirmed with larger waves expected over the course of the next 2 hours.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-quake-mexico/at-least-two-die-in-mexico-quake-small-tsunami-triggered-idUSKCN1BJ0FW

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  • LabelLabel Registered User regular
    This is not where the hurricane down there is supposed to hit, right?

    Silver linings, I guess.

  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Label wrote: »
    This is not where the hurricane down there is supposed to hit, right?

    Silver linings, I guess.
    Hurricane Katia is inside the gulf. This earthquake was off the coast on the Pacific side, and is actually further south closer to where Mexico meets South America.

  • naengwennaengwen Registered User regular


    Most footage so far are from people in Mexico City, who dealt with tremors and aftershocks. Terrifying to think of what that must've been like along the coast.

  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    I forgot how long earthquakes last. I haven't been in one in forever. It looks like everyone in that video was okay.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Cannot read

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Hoping this turns out better than the other natural disasters going on. :( Mexico really doesn't need to be made more vulnerable right now.

  • naengwennaengwen Registered User regular
    Oof. They're still assessing damage, so far at least 26 dead.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/magnitude-8-0-earthquake-hits-mexico-s-southern-coast-n799726

    Fortunately no big tsunamis yet - biggest waves weren't bigger than 4 feet. But they're still experiencing aftershocks around mag 5 with the president warning that they could go as high as 7.2.

  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    Label wrote: »
    This is not where the hurricane down there is supposed to hit, right?

    Silver linings, I guess.
    Hurricane Katia is inside the gulf. This earthquake was off the coast on the Pacific side, and is actually further south closer to where Mexico meets South America.

    Indeed. There is a chance that the remnant low of Katia could cross the mountains and end up on the Pacific side for redevelopment, but it would be further north, and tropical storms on the Pacific side tend to track north, so it wouldn't be a flooding issue in the earthquake zone.

  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Henroid wrote: »
    I forgot how long earthquakes last. I haven't been in one in forever. It looks like everyone in that video was okay.

    Maybe a minute, often much less. The problem is when the earth moves it doesn't take long for structures to start toppling.

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