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Powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquakes strikes Guatemala killing at least 48

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posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:28 PM
I searched for found no one noticed this to open a thread. So thought of updating you ATS..

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Guatemala on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people, injuring about 150 and leaving 23 unaccounted for, government officials said.

Though it was a powerful quake.. no Tsunami warnings have been issued.


posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:33 PM
Ring of Fire is going off in the last month. Nothing substantial as far as devastation. However, 7.0 quakes are still no joke...especially in high population areas. Impending "doom"? Perhaps. Nothing new given the location? Yep. It would be wise to keep an eye/ear out on the West Coast (US), something stinks.
edit on 7-11-2012 by MmmPie because: spelling

posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:33 PM

Event Time

2012-11-07 16:35:47 UTC
2012-11-07 10:35:47 UTC-06:00 at epicenter
2012-11-07 16:35:47 UTC+00:00 system time


13.987°N 91.965°W depth=24.1km (15.0mi)
Nearby Cities

35km (22mi) S of Champerico, Guatemala
67km (42mi) SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala
67km (42mi) SSE of Suchiate, Mexico
72km (45mi) WSW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala
172km (107mi) WSW of Guatemala City, Guatemala

Tectonic Summary

The November 7, 2012 M 7.4 earthquake south of Champerico, Guatemala occurred as a result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone interface between the subducting Cocos plate and the overlying Caribbean and North America plates, near their triple junction. At the latitude of this earthquake, the Cocos plate moves north-northeast with respect to the Caribbean and North America plates at a velocity of approximately 70-80 mm/yr, and subducts beneath Central America at the Middle America Trench.

posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:41 PM
reply to post by AncietSoul

And another quake off the coast of Vancouver Island. A 6.3 . Is this to be considered a new quake or should call it an aftershock from the 7.7 a few weeks ago.

posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 11:42 PM

Originally posted by AncietSoul
I searched for found no one
and also discussed in

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 12:55 AM

posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by AncietSoul

Either side of the US West Coast!!

Does anyone here think a big quake is coming to that area soon?

Seems to be the only area missed over recent years!!

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