The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Showing posts with label earthquake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label earthquake. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Earthquake in Mexico City

We learn geology the morning after the earthquake
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

[The Associated Press reports that a "strong" earthquake has hit central southern Mexico, rocking Mexico City. 
The US Geological Survey recorded a 7.4-magnitude in Oaxaca, Mexico.]


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Earthquake, What next

MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones)--A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City early Monday afternoon, sending frightened residents into the streets and saturating phone lines, but causing no apparent significant damage.

The quake rattled nerves of Mexicans already coping with an outbreak of the swine flu that has killed an estimated 149 people.

The combination of the higher death toll from the flu and the quake weakened the peso, which had lost nearly 5% from Friday's close to MXN13.975 per U.S. dollar.

The quake briefly interrupted a press conference in which Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova was giving an update on the flu emergency situation.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, home to the resort of Acapulco, which lies roughly 360 kilometers from Mexico City.

The earthquake's depth made serious damage less likely, said Jim Dewey, a research geophysicist with USGS.

"Certainly strong shaking could be perceived, but it wouldn't likely cause extensive damage," Dewey said. "It was 25 miles deep, so that puts some distance between it and the surface of the ground."

Telephone service in parts of Mexico City was lost briefly. A spokesman for phone company Telefonos de Mexico (TMX) said lines were temporarily saturated with call volume, as usually happens after earthquakes, and that there was no reported damage to exchanges.

Mexicans, accustomed to earthquakes, largely shrugged off the tremor, worried more about the killer flu. "Ah, we're accustomed to earthquakes around here," said Leopoldo Garcia, a 70-year-old retiree walking around the city.
The Wall Street Journal.


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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Dance of 6.3 Richter

Friday at 0:42 AM Epicenter on Pacific coastal 155 miles of Mexico City (En la madrugada del viernes a las 0:42 Hrs. con epicentro en la costa del Pacifico, a 155 millas de la ciudad) No damage, just the scare.