Earthquakes shake Gulf of California

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by texan, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Earthquakes shake Gulf of California

    (CNN) -- A pair of strong earthquakes rocked Mexico's Gulf of California only minutes apart early
    Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

    The quakes -- magnitude 6.9 and 6.2 -- were centered about 85 miles northeast of Guerrero Negro
    in the Mexican state of Baja California, or 325 miles south-southwest of Phoenix in the United States.
    Both epicenters were shallow, a little more than six miles underground.

    No tsunami warnings were issued and there were no immediate reports of damage, but people as
    far north as Tucson, Arizona, reported feeling them.

    The temblors were recorded at 12:16 a.m. and 12:06 a.m. local time (3:16 a.m. and 3;06 a.m. ET).

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/12/world/americas/mexico-earthquakes/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
     
  2. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Do you think the tectonic plates play off of each other when there are really big movements?

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  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Like a line of dominoes !!
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction..
     
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Yup. that's what my managers say all the time. :rofl:
     
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Nice knowing you More.
     
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

  9. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Wow ! Now I have second thoughts visiting New Zealand ! Got to be the most dangerous earthquake place to live, - look at it !
    Poor little Iceland gets ripped in half, too :(
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I might buy that ocean front lot next to Dilli in AZ.
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Send me a postcard.