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Magnitude 4.9 - Offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Earthquake Details
Magnitude 4.9
Date-Time Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 00:23:46 UTC
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 07:23:46 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 14.534°N, 92.263°W
Depth 67 km (41.6 miles)
Distances 40 km (25 miles) S of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
90 km (55 miles) WSW of Quezaltenango, Guatemala
190 km (115 miles) W of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
915 km (570 miles) SE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 5.5 km (3.4 miles); depth +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
Parameters NST=134, Nph=134, Dmin=541 km, Rmss=0.78 sec, Gp=173°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=Q

Event ID us2009head

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

And why not throw in one more earthquake for today ...

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 2.9
Date-Time Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 08:37:48 UTC
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 01:37:48 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 33.656°N, 116.759°W
Depth 17.7 km (11.0 miles)
Distances 11 km (7 miles) SSW (203°) from Idyllwild, CA
14 km (9 miles) NW (324°) from Anza, CA
17 km (10 miles) SE (130°) from Valle Vista, CA
28 km (18 miles) SW (229°) from Palm Springs, CA
104 km (65 miles) NNE (20°) from San Diego, CA

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles)
Parameters Nph= 67, Dmin=7 km, Rmss=0.22 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=G
Source California Integrated Seismic Net:

Event ID ci14464376

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Is it just me, or is the quakes increasing ? is it the Moon ?

Mod Edit: All Caps – Please Review This Link.

[edit on 28 May 09 by Gools]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:15 PM
After that 7.1 off the coast of Honduras this morning....and the possible tsunami watch....Now we have one off Mexico's coast....

I found this article quite interesting:

DANICA COTO | Associated Press Writer
8:07 PM EDT, May 27, 2009
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — It's only the moon, emergency officials in Puerto Rico are telling nervous islanders who have feared that recent extreme tides portend a tsunami or biblical catastrophe.

Waters receded up to 50 feet (15 meters) this week during low tide on Puerto Rico's southern coast, sparking a flurry of calls to seismology and geological agencies from people worried about natural disasters or supernatural events. Tsunamis are sometimes preceded by a dramatic drop in sea level.

"There are people who have said it's a biblical sign," said Pedro Calixto, who lives in the southern coastal town of Guayama. "There are others who don't dare go into the ocean because they believe it's a supernatural thing."

Severe tide changes occur a couple of times a year worldwide, and are happening now because the moon is at its closest point to earth, said government seismologist Alberto Lopez Venegas. The closer the moon is, the stronger its gravitational pull on water.

So....can a tide shift happen BEFORE an earthquake or a tsunami? Are today's earthquakes related at all? Do these earthquakes have anything to do with the moon?

I am "seismologically challenged" ...but I just wanted to put those questions out there.
Maybe an ATSer with more knowledge can give me some perspective here.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:22 PM
Not sure if it has anything to do with the tides and the moon, but with the water receeding like that it must put strain elsewhere. If I lived off the coast of one of these places i'd be pretty terrified. What does the water receeding like that have to do with the bible as i am bible illiterate?

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:30 PM

They also had another one on the 22nd.

Really shaky ground lately.

Edit for godawful typo!

[edit on 28-5-2009 by Republican08]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:38 PM
I think this is getting Creepy.

Only times ahead will tell what's in store for us..

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:00 PM
the tide only goes in directly before a tsunami, and it moves outwards drastically, sometimes with miles of water being sucked back into the ocean. the tide dropping so suddenly and with no imediate after effects is indeed strange. i can see how some might interpret this as a supernatural incident, as so many (including many of us on this site) are doing these days.

lets just hope we dont get a large scale war and large numbers of disasters at the same time... because, unlike katrina, all those people would be helpless without the army

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 03:15 AM
reply to post by Kevin_X1

You are right and didnt I see some where that the military are working around the clock to build sandbag walls , I cant remember where I read it, but that shows they are expecting unusuall water traffic..

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