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Mexico hit by 6.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday

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posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 04:16 PM

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said, rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from two stronger temblors earlier this month.

Saturday's quake was centered in Oaxaca state, about 275 miles southeast of Mexico City. Roughly speaking, the epicenter was between the centers of this month's two more violent Mexico earthquakes -- the 7.1 magnitude temblor that hit Tuesday closer to the capital, and the 8.1 magnitude quake that struck September 8 off the country's southern Pacific coast, near Chiapas state.

Just to make it worse Mexico is hit today by a 6.1 earthquake. Such a strong earthquake will have a major impact more so after the 7.1 earthquake which brought down a lot of buildings, and weakened many other buildings.

Yesterday I also watched on Univision how another earthquake brought down some buildings that people were allowed to get into after the major 7.1 earthquake.

Let's just hope the seismic activity slows down, but after watching for the past 3 days, it seems that earthquake activity is increasing in many areas from North America, Central America, and South America. The same has been happening alongside the ring of fire in the Pacific.

posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 04:25 PM
The previous Mexican earthquake also triggered a volcano. It's strange to think that the displacement of one tectonic plate at one side of the world can affect somewhere else thousands of miles away. Either there must be deep electromagnetic fields/currents or pressure really is that sensitive.

posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 04:29 PM
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Luckily this 6.1 was in the area of the 8.1 and not an aftershock of the 7.1 which occurred on land. The 6.1 did occur on land but it was associated with the fault plane that the 8.1 occurred upon.

Here's a 3D representation of these 3 quakes and some related seismicity made by Muzzy:

This is from the Spectro Watchers Facebook group that is dedicated to TA's live spectro stream.

So far, none of the aftershocks of the 7.1 have been above M4. Thankfully all of the other aftershocks that have been over that range have been in the area of the 8.1 although the 6.1 today did occur Inland rather than out to sea.
edit on 23-9-2017 by jadedANDcynical because: (no reason given)


a reply to: stormcell

Except that it wasn't thousands of miles away.

The 7.1 was around 200 miles straight line distance from Mount Popcatepetl, which is the volcano that erupted.
edit on 23-9-2017 by jadedANDcynical because: not far

posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 04:45 PM
I heard all earthquakes are nuke tests.


posted on Sep, 23 2017 @ 04:54 PM
a reply to: Jefferton

Then you've been hanging out in the wrong parts of ATS, try Quake Watch 2017 for a more grounded and scientific view of these events.


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