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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattles the Gulf of California

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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:40 AM
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This just in, did anyone in the area feel it? I'm guessing most people were asleep but due to it's shallow depth perhaps it caused a bit of shaking on nearby land even though the epi-centre was in the Gulf.

Chances are that Mexican citizens felt it more than any Californians due to it's location.


Event Time
2012-10-08 06:26:22 UTC
2012-10-07 23:26:22 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
2012-10-08 02:26:22 UTC-04:00 system time
Location
25.182°N 109.622°W depth=10.1km (6.3mi)

earthquake.usgs.gov...


I hope this is not a sign of bigger things to come, I recall another high magnitude quake in the area recently as well. Hopefully some of the experts can stop by and tell me that this is normal and that we have nothing to worry about.
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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:45 AM
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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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Every time there's a quake people go "I hope this is not a sign of things to come...!!!"

Well, yes, sorry, but more earthquakes will occur in your lifetime.



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:50 AM
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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:52 AM
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Yes more earthquakes are bound to happen, but that does not give us reason to ignore current activity.

I was not trying to fear monger, just thought I would share the news as I do know that many members like to hear these updates when it comes to seismic activity. Volcanoes are always good to keep an eye on too since both these types of incidents can have a major effect on our earth.



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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I didn't feel it but you can check here to see who felt it

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 02:58 AM
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It was actually in the Gulf of California near Mexico.

The link in my OP has a map that shows the exact location if you are interested.

I know the area is prone to this magnitude of quake but in my non expert opinion I believe that these shallow quakes have the potential to cause more damage. Perhaps I am wrong and do not mind being corrected.



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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Rattles.

Rattles?

You make it sound like it was epic.



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Rattles.

Rattles?

You make it sound like it was epic.


That was the title of the article where I came across the information.

I did not try to "make it sound like it was epic".



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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BTW I have been through mag 5's and higher while I lived on the West Coast and they are quite scary, and epic would be one way of explaining it, frightening is also another word that comes to mind, especially if you live on an island in the Pacific right on sea level.



posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. Not even a mention of it on the news this morning.





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