Powerful 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City, No Tsunami Warning

Tyler Durden's picture

Moments ago we saw headlines flashing of a major 7.6 magnitude earthquake swaying Mexico City. It turns out the earthquake was even stronger, and according to the USGS is now classified as 7.9. From Reuters: "MEXICO CITY, March 20 (Reuters) - A major 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday. Earlier it had been reported at 7.6 magnitude." Luckily, as Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher notes, "Mexican TV reports no major damage in the State of Oaxaca" citing the local governor.

From the USGS:

No Tsunami warning from the NOAA:

000
WEPA42 PHEB 201813
TIBPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1813Z 20 MAR 2012

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  1803Z 20 MAR 2012
 COORDINATES -  17.0 NORTH   98.1 WEST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  GUERRERO  MEXICO
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.8

EVALUATION

 A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WAS NOT GENERATED BASED ON
 EARTHQUAKE AND HISTORICAL TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER, THERE IS THE
 POSSIBILITY OF SOME LOCAL TSUNAMI EFFECTS.  THIS EARTHQUAKE IS
 LOCATED INLAND FROM THE COAST.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.

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junkyardjack's picture

Hopefully there isn't any slow down in the drug trade

LuKOsro's picture

Back into the white gold ?

TruthInSunshine's picture

All the damn coordinated printing by central banks is disturbing the earth's tectonic plates!

The fractional reserve charlatans tempt Mothra & King Ghidorah!

I do hope that Newtonstroyah & MechaVonMises will defend us!

Hard1's picture

This will go down as an another example of how news agencies repeat a wrong reading over and over and over

TruthInSunshine's picture

I bet Krugman is on bended knee, praying for a follow up tsunami and ancillary destruction right now.

...a Keynesian's wet dream (especially when the Uranusian Invaders let them down).

SokPOTUS's picture

A "wet" dream about a tsunami?  Ha!

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

This be a lesson! Stay south of the border or your relatives will pay!!!

Hard1's picture

Traded down to 7.6% already.  I have orders at 6.6%

Hard1's picture

Another downtick, 7.4 now on USGS

ShankyS's picture

Were nuclear weapons part of fast and furious? 

navy62802's picture

I wouldn't be fucking surprised.

Joe Davola's picture

Either that or it's the fracking in Ohio and PA.

A Lunatic's picture

This is nothing short of a conspiratorial diversion by TPTB to draw attention away from Apple.

Ratscam's picture

BS, but iWonder why there are some many iQuakes always at depths of exactly 10 km? Any suggestions from geologist?

francis_sawyer's picture

I just hope Andy Dufrene & Red are doing ok...

kridkrid's picture

You watch last night as well?

Manthong's picture

Good thing.. Probably disrupted the aim at several different shootings when it hit..

Bad thing.. these things are always bigger that first reports and even a little is a lot on a log scale.

 

 

Think for yourself's picture

Surface quake, usually much weaker than that. There has been many powerful surface quakes lately, conspiracy theorists are ablaze. Tin foil hat says HAARP-induced, but I personally haven't looked enough into it to have an opinion.

It definitely points either at something unnatural or at manipulated data.

Moreover, 7.9 quake that does not cause damage? I call bullshit. There should be collapsed buildings, damaged roads and so on, spotting the landscape everywhere. 

New World Chaos's picture

I have worked in seismology for a few years and you are right about the surface quakes.  Very strange.  I can also tell you that HAARP won't cause these things.  HAARP can't focus massive amounts of energy anywhere in the world underground, and there is simply no way to know enough about underground geology, crack patterns and stresses to be able to trigger large earthquakes using a small amount of energy.  The smaller surface quakes are probably due to fracking.

I am pretty sure the Virginia surface quake was a nuke.   The seismogram lacked a separate P-wave and S-wave.   Alex Jones kept a copy of the seismogram:  http://www.prisonplanet.com/6-strange-anomalies-with-the-virginia-earthquake.html

I see seismograms like this from mining blasts.  A blast in pristine rock generates all P-wave and no S-wave, whereas with normal earthquakes there is a small P-wave followed by a larger S-wave.  Only S-waves can interact with the surface to create Love waves, which are even more destructive.  The end result is that a blast should not cause nearly as much building damage as an earthquake of comparable energy.

The Virginia event was no mining blast.  It released more energy than the Hiroshima nuke.  Furthermore, the aftershock sequence was very weak.  Aftershocks on stressed faults follow certain statistical laws.  Looks like this "quake" was not on a stressed fault.  Might not have been on a fault at all. It might also have been shallower than its stated 6km. Depth readings are unreliable for shallow quakes.

The Denver surface quake (which came shortly after the Virginia quake) might also have been a nuke, though the seismogram went down the memory hole.  Both Virginia and Denver were rumored to have underground NWO bug-out bases.  Is someone in our military trying to prevent WWIII by forcing the elites to take their chances on the surface with the little people?  It would be great to have the US military be on humanity's side for a change.  We will need them to help take down the NWO.  http://www.divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/975-undergroundbases.  There were surface quakes and possible underground bases in northern NM but the quakes were near faults and/or volcanoes that were active in the geologically recent past.

As for the Mexico quake:  Our own MrGneiss said one was coming. (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2011-year-earthquake-visual-and-auditory-guide#comment-2268562) I called BS because he referenced a site by a cultish alien contactee and because so far, nobody has been able to set their watch by anything geological.  Sorry, MrGneiss.  No common sense in crazy times?  WTF?  Is The Onion Reality spreading?  Or is the cause somehow astronomical? 

It makes no sense.  Gravitational influences are so small.  The whole Planet X thing is guaranteed to be bogus.  I'm still thinking even the earthquake thing is a fluke.  Let's wait till Sept. 24 and see if another Pacific Rim city eats it.  The part from California to Alaska is quiet... too quiet.

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

Riiiiiing riiiiiiing...............

Malia.........um, hello?

The Great and Powerful OZ.......Hello, Talia dear, this is your father; The President of..

Malia.........Oh, hell dad, I was about to do a jello shot. And the names Malia, not Talia.

The Great and Powerful OZ.......Oh, yes.....right. Anyway, it says here on the teleprompter that there's   an earthquake in Mexico and your mother and I would like for you to come home or just meet us at our next sudden vacation spot.

Malia........No way. The stupid earthquake happened on the other side of Mexico anyway.

The Great and Powerful OZ......Ah yes, You were always good at geometry. We still want you to come home.

Malia........Uh, no....ain't happening. 

The Great and Powerful OZ.....Your mothers going to kill me.

Malia........Not my problem.

The Great and Powerful OZ.....Well, just remember to eat your peas.

Malia.......<click>

 

azusgm's picture

Definitely not HAARP. Malia is in Oaxaca this week, not on the other side of the country.

Citxmech's picture

"MechaVonMises"

LMFAO - That is priceless!

battle axe's picture

Calif, you are next, you are way over due.....

12ToothAssassin's picture

These nearby non-catastrophic quakes hopefully relieve pressure on Cali fault lines

Jake88's picture

Reality is for people who can't handle drugs.

Deep79's picture

Thats bullish right?

 

 

junkyardjack's picture

Think of all the construction equipment that will need to be purchased to repair collapsed drug tunnels

LongSoupLine's picture

yes...bullish.  Market hitting high of day as algos are not programmed with the words "natural" "earth" "disaster and "quake".

UTICA CLUB XX PURE's picture

We need to send freshly printed tax dollars there ASAP!!!

 

gina distrusts gov's picture

The cia gets free drugs to sell in USA  Bankers get tons of cash to launder , if they get caught  the preset fine is 1% of the churn

wisefool's picture

I think the Romney type people are from mexico. Hopefully he'll donate a bunch of money to the rebuilding effort and get his tax rate down to 12%.

alien-IQ's picture

CNBC reporting that thousands of I-pads were damaged in the quake. This is, needless to say, bullish for AAPL.

sigh....

Sudden Debt's picture

The Apple News?!?!?!?!

My god... Even 1 scratch on the box can cause the price to drop 50%... who would want a new ipad where the packaging isn't mint....

Bunga Bunga's picture

Which report can't be linked to iPads these days?

kenban's picture

Glad the same thing does not happen in China. Otherwise Apple would be closing up shop.

death_to_fed_tyranny's picture

Bring On the Great San Francisco Quake. California needs to be snuffed out. Then the Fed Intervention will be done. Nothing will hold up the Great Ponzi!

alien-IQ's picture

I was in LA during the Northridge quake. All I can say is that it SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKED...big time.

Fuck that shit. I'll take a hurricane any day of the week over an earthquake.

Sudden Debt's picture

Yesterday it rained a bit over here... Just as I planned to have drink with my friends... I feel their pain...

Sunshine n Lollipops's picture

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, SD.

Gohn Galt's picture

Exactly, I am staying put in secure location and have everything flat in metals until after that date. 

Does anybody have anything more?  The steam volcanoes and crazy weather in the US and a few other things make me think that we are than due.  There have been a lot medium but unusual quakes reported from Oklahoma through Tennessee that aren't on the USGE site over the last few months.

This guy haas some nice video demonstrations on the weather, earthquakes and plumes in the US if there is interest.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dutchsinse

 

Dull Which's picture

Amazing after the link on here yesterday showing the video of all the 2011 seismic activity followed by numerous posts that there'd been so little activity in the top right hand quadrant of the Ring of Fire

 

(I feel a Johnny Cash song coming on)

TruthInSunshine's picture

[I'm NOT implying Johnny Cash wasn't epic]

 

Just sayin' variety is the spice of life, punk bitchez:

Social Distortion-Ring Of Fire LIVE - YouTube

 

Social Distortion- Ring of Fire - YouTube