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Mexico Quake Up Date

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posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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Not sure this should be here or on an existing thread.

i searched what threads i could and did not find this info,

and thought it might stand alone. was looking for something

a bit different at the time, and you can t waste good info.

www.tectonics.caltech.edu...

here is a tidbit.


The unusual case of the Mexican subduction zone

Mexico is located on one of Earth's subduction zones, where the ocean floor of the Cocos tectonic plate is forcing its way down ("subducting") beneath the continental edge of the North American plate. Subduction zones are prone to large earthquakes, for the two plates grind against each other, sometimes sticking together ("locking"), the lower plate pulling the upper plate down with it and thus building up stress. When the stress builds to the breaking point, the upper plate breaks free and springs back to where it had been, thus lifting the ocean floor. This produces an earthquake and sometimes a tsunami (see animation). The lower plate moves slowly, only about 6 cm/year, about as fast as fingernails grow. Thus it takes hundreds of years for stress to build up before causing a large earthquake.


please see link for ALL the info.

these are that dates that caught my eye


Last modified May 14, 2009

Email: outreach (at) tectonics.caltech.edu


this is the research highlights page

www.tectonics.caltech.edu...


© Tectonics Observatory :: California Institute of Technology
Last updated: March 15, 2012 :: Contact Us


so the not even the highlight page has been modified since the 15th 5 days prior.

this is just cal tech posting 3 years prior about almost the same damn spot

here is one 6 years prior to this.

www.gps.caltech.edu...

hehe all i was trying to do was compare different subduction zones to the pacific N/W

please moderate if needed.

thank you for your time




posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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All this earthquake stuff going on is making me glad that I am moving back to Colorado next week.

May everyone in the PNW be safe in the coming events.



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 03:49 AM
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Some day they may be able to pinpoint a date/time when a big one is coming.... Til then it's all pretty much the same as looking at chicken entrails



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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Crap,.. I've been using chicken bones...

time to start over with the entrails



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 04:02 AM
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I've been keeping an eye on this area since the 7 hit, and this is my first time watching earthquakes ever, so i'm a total "noob" at this information.

However, the reason why i've kept tabs on it is due to the vast amount of aftershocks that have been occurring in the region over the last week. Is this normal?

See the link to see what i'm referring to.

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 04:26 AM
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Aftershocks can occur for months after a quake...lasers and radar and all sorts of nifty expensive electronics can tell us that a quake will happen even tell if it's a huge one or a shaker....but no one can say WHEN or WHERE ....The Nortjridge quake was on an unknown totally new fault..And chickens are getting expensive and PETA is starting to follow me around



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 04:53 AM
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take a look at what port vila dose. its next to fiji

all kinds of cluster quakes. kind of like the Aleutian Islands.

huge subduction zone







 
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