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Random
April 18th, 2014, 10:23 AM
7.2 in Mexico City this morning.

Everything ok with you, Mario?

21Kid
April 18th, 2014, 10:41 AM
Again? There's been a bunch of them lately.

overpowered
April 18th, 2014, 03:34 PM
One of my FB friends was on the 3rd floor of a hotel in Mexico City when it hit. Minor damage to the room but they are OK.

FaultyMario
April 18th, 2014, 03:43 PM
We're ok, thanks for asking.

It was a long one. Not particularly violent but it could have been bad had it been a little stronger or longer.


Again? There's been a bunch of them lately.

The whole week it seems.

Random
April 18th, 2014, 03:47 PM
:up:

Tom Servo
April 18th, 2014, 09:39 PM
I have no idea what I'm talking about, but from my purely amateur eye it seems like there have been a ton of 6+ quakes along the edges of the pacific plate. Very happy to hear you're okay, Mario.

overpowered
April 18th, 2014, 09:42 PM
I'm also glad you're OK Mario.

How far were you from it? I thought you were further south.

overpowered
April 18th, 2014, 09:43 PM
People get so worked up over 5's. Pffft. A 7 is some real shit though.

FaultyMario
April 18th, 2014, 10:15 PM
It didn't feel that bad. I don't know if I can explain myself but it didn't have the violence of the combined motions. It was just a groovy sort of back and forth movements. It felt like the energy took a lot more time be released.

I'm in the city of Oaxaca (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oaxaca/@17.1949053,-96.7531958,10z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x85c72249df26d9b1:0xac88a77657dff c3b), normally earthquakes originate underneath the Ometepec mountains (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oaxaca/@16.5869979,-98.4394256,10z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x85c72249df26d9b1:0xac88a77657dff c3b), on the border of the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, some 30 miles away from the coast. I guess I'm roughly some 200 miles from the epicenter.

overpowered
April 18th, 2014, 10:18 PM
200 miles from a 7 is enough to feel it but not too bad.

FaultyMario
April 18th, 2014, 10:18 PM
Mexican Seismic Institute has recorded 105 aftershocks so far.

JoshInKC
April 19th, 2014, 05:50 AM
I'd forgotten that you moved. How's Oaxaca so far?

If the quakes get too big at least you can comfort yourself with delicious mole and a visit to Monte Alban.

sandydandy
April 19th, 2014, 04:16 PM
Glad you're ok, buddy! We don't get many earthquakes around here...when we do get one it's usually a 4-pointer or less. Feels like a cute little tremor. It's always something special because it's so infrequent.

jimeez
April 20th, 2014, 04:51 AM
We are getting 3.0-4.0 earthquakes around here (Oklahoma) every few months. There are a lot of people saying its from the fracking going on in the oil fields. First one we felt, thought someone hit the house. The quakes come as a jolt and not the usual rolling style. Looked at the hanging lamps and they didn't even move. Not like the ones when I was in Ca where anything that hangs sways like a pendulum in a gale wind.

FaultyMario
May 21st, 2014, 07:11 AM
I'd forgotten that you moved. How's Oaxaca so far?

If the quakes get too big at least you can comfort yourself with delicious mole and a visit to Monte Alban.

I've never lived in Mexico City. I'm Oaxacan, born and raised. I moved to Villahermosa (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4095/4790505329_41a1d8e8c6_z.jpg)at the beginning of the year, and there's no quakes here. And no prevention culture, either. Where I come from (and when I lived in Encinitas, notably) people would be really aware of their surroundings in the first seconds of a quake (or before, if there's an alarm system) and act accordingly. Once the OMG IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!! initial panic goes by and everyone pretends they weren't the least bit scared, they start doing the things they've drilled for.

Out here, it's pretty scary, people are not prepared to deal with the psychology of a quake. They panic. We had* a 5.5 in the early morning today, and people are all freaked out at work. I don't know what they're gonna do in a couple of years when they start feeling the consequences of the fracking they've recently greenlighted.

*150 miles away

KillerB
May 21st, 2014, 06:29 PM
Fracking causes tiny earthquakes, if any at all. Certainly less impact than the mine subsidence people dealt with in PA before fracking.

Fracking doesn't trigger earthquakes on active faults.

Random
May 21st, 2014, 07:35 PM
That we know of...

KillerB
May 21st, 2014, 11:43 PM
Everything has unintended consequences. We should be studying it, but if we wait for an energy source with zero drawbacks, we're all going to be sitting in the dark.

Luckily for Americans, most of the oil and gas reserves are in states with very little active seismicity - North Dakota and Pennsylvania, respectively. But any statements made about fracking increasing the chances of large earthquakes along active fault lines are pure speculation at this point. I just get very irritated when people spout off about fracking causing this and that when, at this point, there is zero science to back it up.

Honestly, I find it amusing that people are surprised that there might be small earthquakes in areas where fracking is occurring - I guess most of these people aren't used to living in areas where resource extraction is taking place. Small tremors were expected in the anthracite region where I grew up, and subsidence was really common. I guess I never really thought of them as "earthquakes"; they were just thought of as the effects of underground rockfalls.

FaultyMario
May 22nd, 2014, 07:34 AM
I never said they would cause any major earthquakes. But from my experience here, the complete disregard for preparedness will cause some social unrest if they start getting continuous seismic activity, even if it lingers around 2.5 degrees.

You know there's major mass denial when people live in the deltas of the two biggest rivers in Mexico and they build within a hundred yards of them. And then complain about their losing their property to floods.

jimeez
May 23rd, 2014, 04:53 AM
People have been building in questionable places for a long time. The side of a cliff, middle of a forest, on the beaches and then moan and groan when some a natural disaster comes along and destroys that house.

There are some around here that truly believe that the fracking is causing these quakes around here. Along with the quakes there are questions about fracking contaminating ground water. EPA is doing a study that may come out this year.

Random
July 7th, 2014, 07:56 AM
7.1 at the Mexico/Guatemala border. I imagine that bumped you around a bit, Mario?

FaultyMario
July 7th, 2014, 09:36 AM
Didn't.feel.it.

I was getting the car out of the garage onto the street. No seismic alarm either, but that's because the triggers are on the Michoacán-Guerrero coast, not on the Chiapas side.

Random
July 7th, 2014, 09:46 AM
Ha! Nice.

FaultyMario
July 29th, 2014, 07:38 AM
Today's (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000ry8m#summary) was scary. It seemed to go on forever and it was quite noisy.

Random
July 29th, 2014, 08:01 AM
Whee!

Random
August 24th, 2014, 02:54 AM
Good-sized quake near Napa just now--I've got some phone calls to make!

From twitter: "Oh god. What if we all die in an earthquake and the only people left to rebuild are the ones who went to Burning Man? #terrifying (https://twitter.com/hashtag/terrifying?src=hash)" :lol:

Godson
August 24th, 2014, 08:20 AM
:lol: @ BM comment

I am waiting on a buddy to respond to see if all is ok with him in San Fran.

KillerB
August 24th, 2014, 10:14 PM
LOL

Didn't feel a thing here but I don't know if that's normal or just because I was asleep. I know on the east coast that a 6.0, even 500 miles away, would wake the dead.

overpowered
August 24th, 2014, 11:30 PM
California's geology is different. Earthquakes don't transmit energy as far as they do on the east coast. This is largely due to the fact that we have earthquakes with some regularity. The earth's crust is less rigid here than the east. There's no way we're feeling a 6.0 from the bay area in SoCal. Maybe an 8 or so could go that far.

Godson
August 25th, 2014, 01:58 PM
My buddy in SF checked in with zero damage (or anything falling off the shelves fwiw).

KillerB
August 25th, 2014, 05:19 PM
Makes sense.

Random
November 13th, 2016, 07:36 AM
7.5 (ish, depending on source) in NZ overnight, a couple hundred km north of Christchurch on the South Island. Leon and Hannah (scoop) have both checked in on FB. Based on reddit posts, folks in Dunedin like SkylineObsession (and wifey) didn't feel it all that strongly. Peril's in Oz, now, right?

Pretty deep quake (23km) and appears to have ruptured towards the north, sparing CHCH. Looks like some damage in Wellington. I'm sure Nelson and other smaller South Island communities got hit, but haven't seen pics.

Crazed_Insanity
November 13th, 2016, 08:21 AM
That's a significant shake..., hope people there are alright...

Freude am Fahren
November 13th, 2016, 08:22 AM
Tsunami damage a worry?

Random
November 13th, 2016, 08:39 AM
Yes, they've already seen some 2m ish waves.

Leon
November 13th, 2016, 09:39 AM
MOFO that was an interesting night.

I am amazed that my house survived that apparently undamaged. Just after midnight got quite the wake up call. I was braced in a doorway, with the whole damn place moving under me. One cat was running around the bedroom doing panic meows, the other cat who is in another room at night went under the spare bed and took quite a while to come out.

Tsunami warning was issued in the middle of the night, I don't think a lot eventuated from that. I slept through those warnings, as I went back to sleep (yay pills), but I am miles from the coast.

The Wellington central business district is apparently "closed" this morning, meaning workers have been told to stay home. I work out in the burbs so I am probably not effected.

Leon
November 13th, 2016, 09:42 AM
Looks like a couple of deaths reported so far.

Heart attack is one, collapsed house another.

speedpimp
November 13th, 2016, 10:06 AM
Stay safe kiwis.

Leon
November 13th, 2016, 10:18 AM
Interesting morning. Pretty much non stop aftershocks. Get a bit casual about it though, so I'm sitting in front of the TV, just ignoring that my house is wobbling every ten minutes or so.

Yobbo NZ
November 13th, 2016, 10:43 AM
Yep,I'm in OZ now,thankfully!

Random
November 13th, 2016, 10:47 AM
:up:

Tom Servo
November 13th, 2016, 03:05 PM
Damn that sounds scary, glad you're safe. I know this is all coming for me, probably sooner rather than later.

Alan P
November 13th, 2016, 04:01 PM
Glad you're all safe. :)

Leon
November 13th, 2016, 07:33 PM
Crunching the numbers, we're enjoying currently an average of 17 quakes an hour, over the last 24 hours .... and the quakes only started 18 hours ago.

Made for an interesting day at work. Particularly during one of the really big ones, that arrived as I was having a pee.

Braced against the walls and carried on. Not a drop was spilled.

SkylineObsession
November 13th, 2016, 09:58 PM
Yeah i was still up at midnight (playing FH3) and a while later before hitting the sack i noticed my compy was still on, so checked Facebook quickly and 'oh - there was an earthquake'?

Have relatives in Blenhiem, haven't heard from them but they may have changed cell numbers. And one of my uncles lives near Christchurch, but they are in Blenhiem at the mo - said "it hasn't stopped rocking all f...ing night". Obviously with the simply massive landslides along the coast, they'll have to take the long way home in a day or so.

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/2044c3a2da0093ff428ce10e0690b3cc035d5a2c/0_55_1024_614/master/1024.jpg?w=1920&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/5c95ee4d703bc292b6a27a4695f8dcaed5094a56/0_0_2048_1466/master/2048.jpg?w=1010&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c1772b08666133899639e63a6ce2e53bc8d9d34c/0_0_960_576/master/960.jpg?w=1010&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

SkylineObsession
November 13th, 2016, 10:02 PM
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/5894e525ee21ebeebd9651422059132c4335546c/0_0_3500_2132/master/3500.jpg?w=1010&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

I'm still blown away seeing the sheer size of this slip - will take months to clear probably, and no guarantee that the rest of the hill would be stable anymore. :( Gutted, as that was a really nice road to drive on, and wifeys Skyline sounded great in the tunnels. :D.
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/5df36dea0adf679aca910f15fe5806bbb939bdc4/0_0_1800_1198/master/1800.jpg?w=1010&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

According to the news, this earthquake-made dam burst open sometime today
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/8b3ed547f544d8de9a05fddca98eaf73f17cb600/0_0_4000_6000/master/4000.jpg?w=1010&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

SkylineObsession
November 13th, 2016, 10:09 PM
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/8f9007decbd1d545f245e8c2add514c89d383291/0_0_695_467/master/695.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxMcN82VEAAOLLp.jpg:large

Poor moo cows. :( Hopefully they've been rescued - so random that it's just a tiny patch remaining.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CxMauTOUAAAZ-2w.jpg:large

Part of the railway line that got pushed off its base, over the road and onto the beach
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c876780dd1c07766ad1f326623f2bc16a8ad428c/0_44_1800_1080/master/1800.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

Leon
November 13th, 2016, 11:35 PM
Three 5.7-ish quakes in the last hour or so. Fun times.

SkylineObsession
November 13th, 2016, 11:44 PM
These may not show up? From Facebook.

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15078758_10207544902251201_5399969886284661373_n.j pg?oh=6b41e9af6a254a2572db47d354f4c0b6&oe=58C9969B

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15094305_10207544906571309_7506939536811740107_n.j pg?oh=ef157e0d2af68619a026e141d6ba93e9&oe=58D149B2

:twitch:
https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15027735_10207544920131648_25280272498655756_n.jpg ?oh=ac5415fca67f8f5a13651ac22d5d3d1d&oe=58D0C802

I don't recall seeing anything as remotely destructive (environmentally, not buildings etc) after the Christchurch earthquakes - never saw roads torn up like this?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86443298/little-pigeon-bay-cottage-smashed-by-tsunami-waves

21Kid
November 14th, 2016, 06:20 AM
Damn! :eek:

Crazed_Insanity
November 14th, 2016, 12:18 PM
Part of the railway line that got pushed off its base, over the road and onto the beach
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c876780dd1c07766ad1f326623f2bc16a8ad428c/0_44_1800_1080/master/1800.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&

How did that happen?

If I were standing on the road, I could get struck by railroad tracks during an earthquake?!?!?!? Wow.

dodint
November 14th, 2016, 12:48 PM
Amazing. The earth is hitting the reset button on NZ. Oof.

dodint
November 14th, 2016, 12:53 PM
Poor moo cows. :( Hopefully they've been rescued - so random that it's just a tiny patch remaining.


They're working on it, which is great given the level of disruption: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86460020/whats-happened-to-the-cows-stranded-on-a-quake-island

IMOA
November 14th, 2016, 03:23 PM
Bloody hell, some of that damage is really quite unbelievable.

Yobbo NZ
November 14th, 2016, 04:18 PM
I'd guess a lot of it would have been weakened by all the rumblings going on since Sept 2010.

Godson
November 14th, 2016, 08:03 PM
Jesus fucking Christ

Leon
November 14th, 2016, 08:52 PM
Now Wellington is flooding :)

Interesting week.

G'day Mate
November 14th, 2016, 09:03 PM
Is Peter Jackson dry and ok?

Rare White Ape
November 14th, 2016, 10:34 PM
What about the Marmite factory? Without it, you'd have a national emergency on your hands.

SkylineObsession
November 15th, 2016, 12:01 AM
Another one, don't you mean.

I bloody hope it's alright, only have 3/4 of a small pottle left!

SkylineObsession
November 16th, 2016, 02:53 PM
Um, shit. Didn't think the roads were this bad! :twitch:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqGPvmjxBNg

Godson
November 16th, 2016, 08:11 PM
Jesus christ

Leon
November 16th, 2016, 10:57 PM
Whoops, seems like a 10 or so story car park building in the central business district is now leaning ... they're making noises like "it's f**ked Jim, and is going to fall over".

Along with another building which is fortunately vacant currently anyway.

Apparently this shake has caused a whole lot more damage than expected.

SkylineObsession
November 17th, 2016, 01:59 AM
Yeah i'm quite surprised how they said that building would have to be demolished.

At the same time. i thought that their 'inspections' of buildings after the quakes was happening a little too quickly and not thoroughly enough. Seems i was kinda right in this thinking.

Leon
November 17th, 2016, 09:07 AM
The interesting thing about that car park building, is that after the earthquake a few years ago, that building was damaged and spent a year or so being strengthened before it re-opened.

Sooooooo, how exactly did that year worth of repairs and strengthening work out for you?

Random
November 17th, 2016, 09:30 AM
The interesting thing about that car park building, is that after the earthquake a few years ago, that building was damaged and spent a year or so being strengthened before it re-opened.

Sooooooo, how exactly did that year worth of repairs and strengthening work out for you?

In the few brief articles I've read, it sounds like the foundation had some liquefaction issues. Doesn't matter how nice your building is if the foundation moves away underneath it. :|

Random
November 17th, 2016, 09:31 AM
Helicopter rides for stranded tourists!

https://www.nbr.co.nz/sites/default/files/nzdf1.jpg

Random
November 17th, 2016, 09:33 AM
Three foreign warships are expected to arrive off the Kaikoura coast this morning. They will be assisting with checks on smaller rural towns and delivering supplies. The international warships had been headed to the International Naval Review in Auckland. NZDF accepted offers from naval ships from the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore to help with relief efforts. The USS Sampson, HMAS Darwin and HMCS Vancouver are now close to quake-hit areas, where their helicopters will help deliver supplies and evacuate people.

:up:

SkylineObsession
November 17th, 2016, 07:11 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86621345/earthquake-creates-a-new-geographical-landmark-in-hurunui

Leon
November 17th, 2016, 08:00 PM
There's a bunch of really surprised aquatic life off the coast of Kaikoura (where the quake was centered), as the seabed has risen up to two meters in places.

Cue stranded fish and various other inhabitants.

MR2 Fan
November 21st, 2016, 12:42 PM
7.3 Earthquake off Fukushima Japan....tsunami warning right now :(

SkylineObsession
November 21st, 2016, 02:32 PM
I wonder if the international space station has a spare bed.

SkylineObsession
November 28th, 2016, 04:49 PM
Dayum, more new quake pictures. Land raised over a metre in random paddocks. :s
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86982336/earthquake-pictures-show-huge-walls-of-land-rose-after-quake-in-waiau

Phil_SS
November 28th, 2016, 05:06 PM
Wow. :eek: :cool:

Random
November 28th, 2016, 08:46 PM
Very cool.

Crazed_Insanity
November 28th, 2016, 10:12 PM
The Great Wall of NZ!!!

SkylineObsession
November 29th, 2016, 12:33 AM
Its to stop an invasion of Aucklanders. But they have these fancy modern things called aircraft, which might be able to get past it by floating in the air? Leon can probably explain better.

Leon
November 29th, 2016, 09:28 AM
Apparently helicopters work by being so evil, that the ground repels them.

They're tearing down a few downtown Wellington buildings after the quake.

Seems that the frequency of the shake was really hard on 5-8 story buildings, but not too bad on low buildings, or buildings tall enough that they didn't have time to get a good sway going. So there are buildings that have been damaged by smacking into the building next to them.

Rikadyn
November 29th, 2016, 10:02 AM
So there are buildings that have been damaged by smacking into the building next to them.

that is covered by part of japans construction laws

FaultyMario
September 14th, 2017, 08:38 AM
One week after the big one.

2583

I live on the grey dot between the orange and yellow, Mexico City is the inverted pentagon on the edges of lime. I'm Ok, but most people in the communities surrounding the lagoons near the epicenter are not. As the map shows, their lands were subjected to about 150 gal for over 3 minutes.

Crazed_Insanity
September 14th, 2017, 09:05 AM
Glad you're okay.

BTW, had to google up Gal... at first I was thinking Gallon! Just not very familiar with that unit and associating that with earthquakes. Not sure if it's a british unit thing? Anyway, 1G is 980 Gal... so I don't really have a good 'feel' for 150 Gal.

However, I do know 8.1 on the Richter scale is freaking scary! I don't even think LA can handle that kind of shaking very well for 3 minutes!

Random
September 14th, 2017, 07:43 PM
Predicted peak ground acceleration (pga) for most dam sites near the San Andreas fault is 1g or higher, FWIW. Minimum pga that most California dams are designed to is typically 0.15g.

The USGS, et al, will be all over the records from this Mexican quake--the engineering community desperately needs good records for large subduction zone quakes.

Crazed_Insanity
September 15th, 2017, 09:42 AM
Do we really need to worry about peak accel for dams? Kinda like race car driver could survive more than 100G's in a crash, but probably can't last too long under a sustained 10G...

Anyway, regardless..., sounds like our dams may not hold up in a big one?

FaultyMario
September 15th, 2017, 02:41 PM
How deep are San Andreas' quakes?

This one was about 38 km underground.

Random
September 15th, 2017, 02:59 PM
Shallower--like 10-20km, I think. The subduction zone quakes tend to be deeper, FWIU.

FaultyMario
September 16th, 2017, 06:28 AM
Day 9, we got a big bump from a 4.9

Tom Servo
September 19th, 2017, 11:14 AM
7.4 in Peubla, which is not exactly far from Mexico City.

MR2 Fan
September 19th, 2017, 11:18 AM
on the anniversary of the 1985 quake....that's crazy. Earthquakes aren't supposed to happen on anniversaries

Tom Servo
September 19th, 2017, 12:13 PM
I've seen two videos so far of buildings collapsing in Mexico City. Hopefully Mario checks in soon.

Tom Servo
September 19th, 2017, 04:39 PM
He's recently marked himself safe on Facebook, so that's good news.

MR2 Fan
September 19th, 2017, 04:46 PM
He's recently marked himself safe on Facebook, so that's good news.

:up:

FaultyMario
September 19th, 2017, 05:18 PM
I felt it a little. I was on a new building on the side of a mountain, nice view of the city and pretty solid foundations.
The sounds, though, they were bowel-emptying!

As for damage, as Swervo said, it was in central Mexico, and people in Mexico city were hit hardest. It's an odd quake, because it didn't originate at either the plate's rifts or the subduction zone, so its violence was unexpected.

FaultyMario
September 19th, 2017, 05:48 PM
It was a deep Intraplate earthquake (http://www.seis.sc.edu/projects/SCSN/history/Publications/G&T_SRL_2003.pdf). File under: rare and devastating

Yobbo NZ
September 19th, 2017, 07:31 PM
Fuck earthquakes, still have flashbacks when hearing a truck thunder past, as its a similar sound just before a quake hits.

drew
September 23rd, 2017, 08:18 AM
Was there just another one this morning?

Fucking hell

Random
September 23rd, 2017, 08:30 AM
Adjustments.

drew
September 23rd, 2017, 08:32 AM
ugh...

FaultyMario
September 23rd, 2017, 10:04 AM
Once past 4,000 aftershocks it gets annoying.

FaultyMario
October 19th, 2017, 03:06 PM
The mysterious brigades at Alvaro Obregon 286 (https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ejecentral.com.mx%2Falvaro-obregon-286-el-misterio-del-sismo%2F&edit-text=)


In a few minutes, more than three thousand kilometers from the epicenter of the emergency in Mexico City, a minister and two foreign ministers agreed that 122 specialists, including rescuers and engineers, would travel to Mexican territory. What seemed like sending international aid to the disaster, in fact hid an urgent mission: rescue two targets listed as top priority.


They came quietly. No one prevented them from crossing the security lines in the direction of the remains of the collapsed building. Marinos, federal and Mexico City police officers opened the way to the mission led by Colonel Dudi Mizrahi, a civilian communications expert recruited by the IDF specifically to command it.


As the data were confirmed against the architectural memory of the building, Kabitke transmitted the information to the members of the Israeli team that would execute the rescue of the target by which they had arrived at Mexico. US rescuers supported them so that it was the Israeli team that coordinated the rescue operations, thereby displacing Mexicans, Spaniards, Colombians and Koreans, who were ordered to carry rubble.


The Israel team never said that they were looking for a specific person, simply that they were helping in the rescue tasks, but in reality they were only interested in one person, and it was a woman who was on the 2nd floor, in the offices of Valora Consultores , in one of the points of greater complexity, because it remained trapped under a concrete block. Neither the shabbath , the Jewish holy day nor the celebration of the Rosh Hashanah , the Jewish New Year, which coincided with this date, stopped the work.


The protocol launched 36 hours earlier already had the first 17 elements of the Emergency Military Unit (UME) on Mexican soil as advanced to recognize the terrain of the tragedy and plan the rescues. On 22 September, on board an Airbus of the Spanish Army would arrive at the capital of the country another 37 staff.


"The first impression was that maybe the Attorney General came to do the survey, the photographs, but no. Everything was done by agreement with the Spaniards, because they wanted to remove all the bodies, because apparently they were not only looking for this body (Gómez Varo's), but strange documentation that he had with him", said Jorge Enrique Gómez Zamarripa, ex-husband of one of the victims of the second floor.

That article needs to be picked up by English-language media.

novicius
October 20th, 2017, 04:52 AM
WTF? :erm:

FaultyMario
October 20th, 2017, 05:48 AM
It's a reputable source, homes! They constructed the narrative from interviews and documentary evidence.

In the days after the quake, I heard an interview with a widower was on the news complaining about the lack of information and transparency surrounding the rescue work at Obregon 286, his wife was working for a PPG subsidiary and had been called to a meeting at Valora's offices where she died when it collapsed. His opinion was that it was all too shady.

FaultyMario
February 16th, 2018, 02:54 PM
Yet another one.

I think i Shat myself this time.

Cam
February 16th, 2018, 02:58 PM
:eek:

:(

FaultyMario
February 16th, 2018, 03:00 PM
7.0

Fuck.

Tom Servo
February 16th, 2018, 03:56 PM
USGS is saying 7.2. Glad you're safe!

Crazed_Insanity
February 16th, 2018, 05:25 PM
That's a big one alright... stay safe!

FaultyMario
February 16th, 2018, 08:32 PM
...and one of the Mexican Navy's Supercougars that was taking the State's governor and the Minister of the Interior to the epicenter crash landed on top of two passenger vans, accounting for all the casualties of this earthquake.

FaultyMario
September 28th, 2018, 06:19 AM
Bad news from Indonesia.

FaultyMario
October 2nd, 2018, 10:00 AM
Indonesia: 800 casualties and rising.

Meanwhile we've had at least a couple of 4.5+ seims per day in the last four or five days, it kinda dizzies you. Spare a thought for the people in the isthmus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Chiapas_earthquake#Aftershocks), folklore says they haven't stopped shaking since last year.

Tom Servo
October 2nd, 2018, 10:28 AM
I can't even imagine. We get a 3+ and everyone goes crazy. Stay safe.

FaultyMario
October 3rd, 2018, 08:00 AM
Indonesia death toll @ 1400 and rising. Plus they now have a volcanic eruption in the area.

Crazed_Insanity
October 3rd, 2018, 08:32 AM
:(

FaultyMario
November 30th, 2018, 10:21 AM
News coming in from Anchorage, 7 pointer and Tsunami warning as of 2 pm EST.

MR2 Fan
November 30th, 2018, 10:59 AM
damn nature, u scary...

Edit:

This is what I'm referring to...66 seconds!

https://twitter.com/HeatherHintze/status/1068577253905203200

Random
November 30th, 2018, 03:16 PM
Attorney on the right ducked under something substantial and hung on like you're taught to.

FaultyMario
July 4th, 2019, 11:15 AM
Brian, shaky morning eh?

Crazed_Insanity
July 4th, 2019, 12:45 PM
LA wasn’t too bad.

dodint
July 4th, 2019, 01:02 PM
My buddy in LA had about 1,000 gallons knocked out of his pool.

FaultyMario
July 4th, 2019, 02:12 PM
LA wasn’t too bad.

Good to know!

Kchrpm
July 5th, 2019, 08:22 AM
Another big one (mid 5) at 4 am local time in Southern California. Is that common?

FaultyMario
July 5th, 2019, 12:07 PM
Yes, after a movement the earth settles down thru a sequence of events. Thankfully.

Crazed_Insanity
July 5th, 2019, 12:30 PM
Yeah, after shocks of smaller magnitudes are quite common.

We’ve been anticipating a BIG one for quite sometime... or geologists believe we’ve been overdue for a BIG one based on historical data...

I suppose it’s better to have more of these 6 pointers to relief the stress build up rather than to have one big 8 pointer that end up destroying nearly everything...

Tom Servo
July 5th, 2019, 07:00 PM
Brian, shaky morning eh?

Heh, I was up in Portland, Oregon at the time, where I managed to miss one of only five tornadoes they've ever had by about 45 minutes. My flight landed at 6:15, the tornado passed 3 blocks from where we were staying at 5:30ish.

I should probably play the lottery.

Tom Servo
July 5th, 2019, 07:01 PM
Another big one (mid 5) at 4 am local time in Southern California. Is that common?

Yeah, aftershocks are basically a given.

Tom Servo
July 5th, 2019, 07:20 PM
Well, I did just feel a 4.8 aftershock here in West LA, so that 6.4 probably felt pretty substantial.

Tom Servo
July 5th, 2019, 07:22 PM
Holy crap, then a looooooooooooooong one. No big jolts, but long rolling...

Edit: 7.1 aftershock, so stronger than the first quake. Not common, but not unheard of.

Edit 2: Downgraded to 6.9.

Edit 3: USGS saying depth was 0.9km. They're usually more like 8-12km. That's crazy shallow.

Edit 4: Looks like USGS have upgraded it back to 7.1

Edit 5: Caltech seismologist on TV says depth is more like 16km. That sounds more normal.

Crazed_Insanity
July 5th, 2019, 07:43 PM
Can after shocks really be bigger?

Maybe yesterday’s was a fore shock!!!

If trend continues, maybe we’ll get an 8 pointer tomorrow... we are way overdue for a big one. To have some fore shocks to relief a stress a bit was probably good.

Tom Servo
July 5th, 2019, 08:02 PM
Turns out you're right, if a later quake is larger, they rename the previous one a foreshock, so this would be the main event at this point.

Tom Servo
July 5th, 2019, 08:05 PM
Gonna suck to live in Ridgecrest. I imagine this will be exciting for the people stationed at China Lake or Edwards AFB.



A quake this large will have aftershocks for years.

MR2 Fan
July 5th, 2019, 09:29 PM
Don't worry Californians, I'm 100% certain that Trump will make sure NO federal aid will come to California since people there say bad things about him.

Tom Servo
July 5th, 2019, 09:48 PM
You are 100% right that he won't for that reason and he also won't realize that Ridgecrest is solidly pro-Trump. He took the county 53% vs. Clinton's 40%.

CudaMan
July 6th, 2019, 08:16 AM
Ridgecrest is a smaller town in the desert, not wealthy. My sister lives there but she has been away this week. We'll know more about the damage tomorrow. She did have a neighbor look in her windows and her Miata fell off its jackstands at the first quake on the 4th.

I felt only a little gentle rolling up here in Fresburg. I was working on my car both times and both times I saw the car rock before I felt the ground move. Suspension is definitely too soft - where's all my low speed compression damping? :lol:

Tom Servo
July 6th, 2019, 09:27 AM
Oh wow, yeah, that's probably the closest reasonably sized city to the epicenter. It's about 11 miles away, right?

On the plus side, I haven't heard much about major damage there, mostly things falling off shelves and stuff like that, and a couple of structure fires due to broken gas lines. Hopefully the damage to her place (and the Miata) is minimal.

Crazed_Insanity
July 6th, 2019, 05:07 PM
President actually called and said he wish to help! Guess he knows he’s helping the Californians who supported him! Anyway, you guessed wrong mr2! :p

Tom Servo
July 6th, 2019, 06:23 PM
I won't believe it until he tweets it.

Tom Servo
July 11th, 2019, 08:02 AM
Was just reading an article in the Times about how structural engineers were sent to Ridgecrest to survey the damage and ended up finding very little. They're crediting the fact that it's a lot of newer construction that's more earthquake resilient. Hopefully that means good things for Cuda's sister.

Crazed_Insanity
July 11th, 2019, 08:23 AM
That's pretty amazing. Northridge quake was only 6. something and that caused quite a bit of damage and deaths too, right? Glad they survived that 7.1 well. :up:

CudaMan
July 11th, 2019, 09:12 AM
Oh yeah, I should be a good person and provide an update. Forgetful me. Anyway things are well for the most part. Someone shut off the water to her house and her cat ended up pretty hot since she uses a swamp cooler instead of AC. But the cat recovered quickly. The Miata seems to have also escaped its fall from on high (it was on stands high enough to remove the transmission on a tranny jack out from underneath) with little damage. Just the front bumper cover, a headlight cover where the prop rod detached from the hood and the hood came down, and the brake dust shields. Kind of amazing really. The house is otherwise okay, some things fell from shelves and broke on the floor but not as much as feared. The fridge moved a couple feet out from the wall but stayed upright. We think she got off easy considering the magnitude of the quakes.

Reports have been that these have been 'rolling' quakes, so I can see the damage being less severe than a quake that shakes more violently. IIRC my sister's neighborhood was built in the 80s.

Tom Servo
July 11th, 2019, 09:30 AM
Roller or not, that's a pretty great outcome from a 7.1 that was 10 miles or so away. Also very happy to hear that the cat is okay!

FaultyMario
June 23rd, 2020, 07:54 AM
Had a 7+ jolt a few minutes ago. 23.3 km deep, too. Was a fun one.

FaultyMario
June 23rd, 2020, 07:57 AM
The Tsunami center has issued a warning for the pacific coast of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Crazed_Insanity
June 23rd, 2020, 08:12 AM
Had a 7+ jolt a few minutes ago. 23.3 km deep, too. Was a fun one.

You felt that? I just saw a notification on my earthquake app... 7.9!!! That's a big one!

FaultyMario
June 23rd, 2020, 08:46 AM
Convenience store (https://twitter.com/i/status/1275467401933414400)at the epicenter.

Cam
June 23rd, 2020, 09:03 AM
Yikes!

FaultyMario
June 23rd, 2020, 11:20 AM
Construction crew working on a 56th floor (https://twitter.com/CBarreraDiaz/status/1275501220506013696?s=20).

Rare White Ape
June 24th, 2020, 01:04 AM
Holy fuck.

That video is pretty mundane but I'd have been having 9/11 flashbacks and telling my mum I love her.

I hope they are given the next week off in case any aftershocks pummel the building into dust.

FaultyMario
June 24th, 2020, 07:16 AM
Yeah, I love how the mobile notification goes "Seissmic activity detected, intensity: weak" and meanwhile the counterweights on the big ass crane are going grandfather clock.

FaultyMario
June 24th, 2020, 07:29 AM
Hey smartphone, does this look like weak to you?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbSBh7eWoAAEiKV.png

Not so smart now, are you?

Crazed_Insanity
June 24th, 2020, 08:23 AM
Anything above 7 is hardly weak..., but perhaps the quake was a "gentle" giant and in a more remote location that's why Mexico seemed to have suffer minimal damages? Or perhaps we don't know the full extent of the damages yet? Or perhaps you guys have been more prepared after that 8.1 in Mexico City a few years back?

Last major earthquake in LA was only 6.7 and sections of our major freeways collapsed! So we SoCal folks can appreciate the size of your quakes!

sandydandy
June 24th, 2020, 12:37 PM
Can’t remember the last time we had an earthquake here. They seem cool. The small ones I mean.

Crazed_Insanity
June 24th, 2020, 12:40 PM
Central CA had a sizable one this AM and lots of aftershocks... I didn't feel anything...

Anyway, 2020 is not even half way over... wonder how many more disasters we can cram within the year...

FaultyMario
June 24th, 2020, 03:22 PM
Fuck that noise!

Dicknose
June 25th, 2020, 06:53 PM
Can’t remember the last time we had an earthquake here. They seem cool. The small ones I mean.

We had a 5.6 way back in 1989. Killed 13 people.
Thats the only one Ive felt here.
But since every single other thing in this country tries to kill you, having the ground on your side is bloody good.

Rare White Ape
June 25th, 2020, 08:18 PM
There was a quake out near Fraser Island in 2015, a 5.7 The epicenter was under the ocean about 400km from where I live.

It felt and sounded like a large truck was driving past my house. It was odd, and I remember it clearly.

A few minutes later a news search confirmed it was an earthquake.

Dicknose
May 4th, 2021, 06:01 PM
Ok so we just had an earthquake.
It was a feeble 3.2, but... it was less than 5km from here.
I heard a rumble, then a loud bang, then it shook for a couple of seconds then another bang.
Seriously thought it was an explosion, not an earthquake as it seemed louder than shakier.

I looked out the window for our gas tank, then ran around outside to see if there was a fireball. Thought it might have been a meteor strike. Weather is bad, cant see more than 100m due to mist, but looked hard to see if there was a glow anywhere!

Then checked a local facebook group and it was felt and heard all over the area.
Oh - just now as Im typing, its been recentred even closer to us. And moved it from 10km deep to 5km deep.

Damn that was freaky.
Ive been in much larger magnitude quakes, but never had one with loud sound before.

Dicknose
May 4th, 2021, 06:12 PM
Just reading reports from...
https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/6231671/quake-felt-May-5-2021-Near-Kosciuszko-National-Park-New-South-Wales-Australia.html
Seems most people thought the same as me - explosion or sonic boom.

Tom Servo
May 6th, 2021, 07:52 AM
I just got a new office chair. It rolls super easily, much more easily than my previous one. I was sitting at my desk yesterday and thought I felt a really minor earthquake, but my wife felt nothing. Neither did any of my coworkers on slack who are in the area.

Turns out there was a 3.0 about seventy miles away. This chair must amplify earthquakes or something.

FaultyMario
May 6th, 2021, 09:11 AM
It's probably one of those swanky, "Designed in California" chairs

FaultyMario
August 14th, 2021, 04:30 PM
Can Haiti get a fucking break?

Just this one time?

Tom Servo
August 14th, 2021, 09:15 PM
Unfortunately, Haiti is on the convergence of the North American and the Caribbean plates, so the chances of it getting a tectonic break are slim to none.

Crazed_Insanity
August 14th, 2021, 09:42 PM
It just seemed like they get hit with big ones very consistently… :(

Tom Servo
August 14th, 2021, 10:40 PM
Yep. It's an extremely active seismic zone, a lot like the islands off the coast of Alaska. The only thing that will help is more rigorous building codes and enforcement of those, which I think is not as likely as we'd want.

Random
September 7th, 2021, 06:17 PM
Rockin' in southern Mexico again tonight.

FaultyMario
September 7th, 2021, 06:21 PM
4 years to the date of the 8.2!

This was a 6.9 but it felt looong.

I'm putting it down to our country being a Virgo.

FaultyMario
September 7th, 2021, 06:26 PM
Anecdotally, there are a few videos online of green and of blue flashes. Yesterday there was one of a red sprite (looks like red ball of plasma between the clouds).

All i know is that we know little of the different -spheres of earth and their interactions.

Crazed_Insanity
September 7th, 2021, 07:51 PM
Blue flashes might just be transformers of electric grid shorting out?

FaultyMario
September 8th, 2021, 05:29 AM
Nah, it's much bigger. Apparently it's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triboluminescence

Rikadyn
September 8th, 2021, 05:59 AM
I'm putting it down to our country being a Virgo.

:twitch:

Tom Servo
September 17th, 2021, 07:39 PM
So far my wife has flown out of LAX three times in the past two weeks. In each case, there's been an earthquake within a day or so of her departure.

I'm starting to detect a pattern.

EDIT: I didn't feel it (which is surprising, a 4.5 sixteen miles away should have been noticeable), but the shakealert system kinda worked. People out here are saying they got an alert on their phone a few seconds before the shaking hit. A few seconds doesn't seem like a lot, but it can be the time it takes to get to cover if it's a bigger one.

Yobbo NZ
September 21st, 2021, 04:10 PM
Just had one in Victoria. A 6.0 centred about 1.5 hours to the SE of us. Felt all over Victoria, felt in NSW, South Australia and ACT also.
Brought back memories of Christchurch 2010.
Since moving here and making visits into Melbourne, I've always said I hope they never have a decent one here, as there's a lot of old buildings like Christchurch had. From what they've shown on TV so far, there's a bit of damage there.

Crazed_Insanity
September 22nd, 2021, 08:59 AM
I really like Melbourne and Christchurch when I visited those places a while back. (More so than Sidney and Auckland) It felt right at home as if I'm in Southern California but with nicer and more laid back folks... I guess they are also very similar when it comes to earthquakes too! Hope these place beef up their building codes so that historical structures won't all disappear...

Dicknose
September 23rd, 2021, 04:47 PM
The 5.9 in Victoria is the biggest since European settlement - so they are rare and not very big.
We didn't feel it here, although felt even further away than us.

NZ is a different story - its an active plate edge, so earthquakes, volcanic activity, decent mountains!

FaultyMario
October 7th, 2021, 06:06 AM
There was a 6.5 in Japan.

Doug's OK.

Cam
May 9th, 2022, 04:06 AM
There was a significant earthquake here last night. It woke me up and things were shaking. It is the first one I’ve felt since living in South Carolina.

Crazed_Insanity
May 9th, 2022, 08:17 AM
According to my app, it registered as a 3.3. If you were still a Southern Californian, that should not have woken you up. :p

sandydandy
May 9th, 2022, 01:56 PM
Can’t remember the last time we had an earthquake here. They seem cool. The small ones I mean. Still true. :|

Tom Servo
May 11th, 2022, 08:02 PM
Guess it all depends on how deep and how close it is, but your So Cal days must feel a little far away now :)