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6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Mexican state of Baja California, U.S. {Updated}

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 01:45 PM
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This just in off of CNN, no details yet.

6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Mexican state of Baja California, U.S. Geological Survey reports. No word on damage.

Ok found the quake info.

US Geological Survey

Here's a Video Link for MSNBC.

www.msnbc.msn.com...

~Keeper



[edit on 8/3/2009 by tothetenthpower]




posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 01:47 PM
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CA is getting VERY lucky lately. I feel the big one is on the horizon. That's all that CA needs right now.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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You beat me to it....darn "Breaking news" category requires too much information to make a post on a subject that has very little info. to provide yet.




posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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earthquake.usgs.gov...


This has the technical details.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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The same region was also struck with a 5.8 and a 5.0 about 15 minutes before the other.

Source

I hope there's not too much damage.

~Keeper



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 01:53 PM
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Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time Monday, August 03, 2009 at 17:59:59 UTC
Monday, August 03, 2009 at 10:59:59 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 29.372°N, 112.814°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Distances 122 km (76 miles) NNE (25°) from Santa Isabel, Baja California, Mexico
142 km (88 miles) WNW (294°) from La Doce, Sonora, Mexico
163 km (101 miles) SSW (203°) from Caborca, Sonora, Mexico
182 km (113 miles) W (281°) from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
533 km (331 miles) SE (130°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico


Magnitude 5.8
Date-Time Monday, August 03, 2009 at 17:55:23 UTC
Monday, August 03, 2009 at 10:55:23 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 28.976°N, 112.988°W
Depth 10.3 km (6.4 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA
Distances 75 km (47 miles) NNE (28°) from Santa Isabel, Baja California, Mexico
147 km (92 miles) W (276°) from La Doce, Sonora, Mexico
159 km (99 miles) NE (46°) from Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
196 km (122 miles) W (267°) from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
552 km (343 miles) SE (135°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Magnitude 6.0 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time Monday, August 03, 2009 at 18:40:53 UTC
Monday, August 03, 2009 at 11:40:53 AM at epicenter
Location 29.568°N, 113.578°W
Depth 11 km (6.8 miles) set by location program
Region IS. ANGEL DE LA GUARDA, BAJA CALIF, MEX.
Distances 134 km (83 miles) N (351°) from Santa Isabel, Baja California, Mexico
185 km (115 miles) NNE (18°) from Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
187 km (116 miles) SW (227°) from Caborca, Sonora, Mexico
259 km (161 miles) WNW (283°) from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
465 km (289 miles) SE (134°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

That has to be doing some damage, that many that big that close together



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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I agree, virtually all at the same depth too, I guess this is more proof that the "Big One" of California is going to be coming soon too.

~Keeper



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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Is there an island at that quake location? I see 2 little specks there on the map in hisz.rsoe.hu...?action=reply&fid=31&tid=488019 but Google Earth does not show any islands at that location.

[edit on 8/3/2009 by Larryman]



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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I don't think the depth is accurate.
USGS provisionally sets a depth (hypocenter) of around 10 Km to many earthquakes before it gets more exactly located by a seismologist.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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What's intriguing is in the past several days there have been flurries of small quakes in the Baja region. I believe it was on 7/31 that they had a few around Mag 3 (ish). There is alot to be said with regard to the small pre-cursor quakes.

edit to add: This is also on the plate boundary, which may indicate the biggie is coming soon


[edit on 3-8-2009 by jackieps1975]



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:05 PM
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Hard to tell about the big one in cali, could happen tomarrow, or this could released enough tension it could be 10 years from now, or 100...

is a suprise that many that big though, just glad there are not any decent cities close, it would have leveld them by now and caused a lot of people to be in a world of hurt.

I wonder how far this was felt.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:06 PM
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Wow, pretty intense swarm going on down there:
MAP 6.0 2009/08/03 18:40:53 29.568 -113.578 11.0 134 km ( 83 mi) N of Santa Isabel, Mexico
MAP 5.0 2009/08/03 18:33:34 28.931 -113.022 10.0 69 km ( 43 mi) NNE of Santa Isabel, Mexico
MAP 6.9 2009/08/03 17:59:59 29.372 -112.814 10.0 122 km ( 76 mi) NNE of Santa Isabel, Mexico
MAP 5.8 2009/08/03 17:55:23 28.976 -112.988 10.3 75 km ( 47 mi) NNE of Santa Isabel, Mexico

Those are all within an hour!


Any 'experts' around that can comment on the stability / faults around the Baja location? I know an occasional quake will pop off in the Baja region, but something like this seems a little .. worrisome for SoCal. Then again, maybe this is really good news because the quakes are releasing stress that would otherwise be accumulating up north near SoCal?

Inquiring minds want to know!


I sure do hope these are not a prelude to the big one everybody is expecting for Cali. I also hope everybody in the Baja region are ok.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:06 PM
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Thanks for the info, I'm not a very big Earthquake buff, and don't know much more than a few Discovery Channel specials on the matter.

How long does it usually take for a seismologist to figure these things out?

~Keeper



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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Tsunami warning center only says none are expected for Hawaii as a result of the quake. I'd expect one to be localized to the E\W coasts of the Gulf of CA based on the EQs location if one was generated at all anyway.

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
817 AM HST MON AUG 03 2009

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0800 AM HST 03 AUG 2009
COORDINATES - 28.9 NORTH 112.8 WEST
LOCATION - GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAGNITUDE - 6.9 MOMENT

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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MSM

Fox just gave the story about fifteen seconds before cutting to comercial break.

Either nothing to worry about

or

Dont want to cause panic



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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I "beleive", that they were all at a reasonable good depth.

Remember, the farther down it occurs, the less it is felt on top.

At least that is what I believe to be true.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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Those squares sure do look large!

I wonder how this is going to affect the near by faults, will it have loosened them?

I will be watching the Earth boards.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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Good to see all the yellowstone gang back into action.

There was a lot of good that came out of that with education, information, and tools to use.

Thanks

JV



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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I just looked at Yellowstone and they all went at the same time, a nice little ripple...........


www.isthisthingon.org...


sorry I should have put the link in first..........jv

[edit on 3-8-2009 by j2000]



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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Wow, that's heavy duty. I had a ton of water stored up and just recently had to move and downsize, so I could not bring my water. I'm by the Monterey Bay and if it decides to crawl up the coast for the Big One, man oh man! From the looks of the fault it is on, if it's big enough, there may not be a need for stored water ... just a life raft and a prayer.

Flu Vaccine ... Fema Camp ... Earthquake - I'm not sure which door to chose here.



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