Category Archives: mexico

Earthquake Report: Chiapas Earthquake Update #2

Well, we had a really interesting earthquake today. There was a M 6.1 earthquake in the North America plate (NAP) to the north of the sequence offshore of Chiapas, with the M 8.1 mainshock. Here is the USGS website for … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Puebla, Mexico Update #1

Well, the responses of people who are in the midst of a deadly disaster have been inspiring, bringing tears to my eyes often. Watching people searching and helping find survivors. This deadly earthquake brings pause to all who are paying … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Chiapas, Mexico Update #1

Well, after about 4 hours sleep, my business partner woke me up to talk about the fire alarms we were installing in a rental (#safetyfirst). Now that I have had some breakfast, I here provide some additional observations that people … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Chiapas, Mexico

While I was spending time with my friend Steve Tillinghast (he is getting married on Saturday), there was a Great Earthquake offshore of Chiapas, Mexico. This is one of four M 8 or greater earthquakes ever recorded along the subduction … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: East Pacific Rise and Middle America Trench

Yesterday we had an earthquake along the Clipperton fracture zone (CFZ), a transform plate boundary that offsets the northern East Pacific Rise (EPR). I was busy grading so did not get to this until today. Here are the four large … Continue reading

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Earthquake Report: Rivera fracture zone, Mexico!

We just had an earthquake offshore of Colima, Mexico. This earthquake appears associated with the Rivera fracture zone (RFZ), a transform plate boundary separating the Rivera plate to the north and the Pacific plate to the south. The RFZ connects … Continue reading

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