Major Mexico City Earthquake Same Time As Major Hurricane Hits Caribbean Islands


Mexico Earthquake RAW video – Large 7.9 Magnitude – Oaxaca Mexico – YouTube

 

MAJOR earthquake hits the bowl of jello city, Mexico City, killing a number of innocent people as buildings suddenly collapse.  The city is built on a very weak surface which was once a swamp several hundred years ago.  Like much of California, for example, it is very earthquake prone.  Unlike say, Japan or California, the contruction of many buildings in Mexico City are rather poor.  This earthquake comes right on the heels of the earlier, Yucatan quakes which are still echoing.  The map below shows how the quakes moved up the Central American countries starting at the Panama Canal.  Will this trigger the San Andreas at last?

Seismic Monitor – Recent earthquakes on a world map and much more.  Ironically, Google is celebrating something about Mexico today (they seldom celebrate Christian or US holidays in their sketches):

So, I found this map:

I am guessing the Cocos Plate subduction zone is triggering earthquakes along land mass fault lines.  The two events are tied together.  Since there are many volcanoes near Mexico City’s basin, I am assuming that the continent is being ripped apart and is quite weak there.

SKYSCRAPERS CRUMBLE ~ MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE SLAMS MEXICO CITY DISASTROUS FOOTAGE ⚠️ – YouTube

Exclusive footage inside Pabellón Cuauhtémoc mall in Mexico as 7.1 earthquake terrfied shoppers. – YouTube

More than 100 killed after 7.1-level earthquake in Mexico | Daily Mail Online

Images of the explosions, buildings collapsing and disruption of the plumbing systems continue to pour in at the same time a major hurricane is slamming into Puerto Rico.  Massive earthquakes are not unknown in Mexico City any more than it is strange in Tokyo.  Tokyo, like a number of major capital cities, is located in tsunami/earthquake/volcanic eruption sites.  Why is this?

 

Well, these events make the earth much more lush and beautiful.  Out of disaster springs life ever eternal.  Geologically active regions coincide with rich agriculture, etc.  The bounty of Nature is purchased at a very high price.

Years ago, I wrote this: Earth news: Mystery Earthquakes In Gulf Of Mexico EXACTLY 11 years ago in September!

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Another mid-range earthquake shakes the Gulf of Mexico. The shock waves rattled a good quarter of the USA. This is all connected to some very obscure fault lines that intersect with the infamous and extremely dangerous New Madrid complex. Also, oil has been found deep in the Gulf. Oil and earthquakes live in the same neighborhoods.

Another mid-range earthquake shakes the Gulf of Mexico. The shock waves rattled a good quarter of the USA. This is all connected to some very obscure fault lines that intersect with the infamous and extremely dangerous New Madrid complex. Also, oil has been found deep in the Gulf. Oil and earthquakes live in the same neighborhoods.

Something is making the Gulf buckle and shake.

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — A strong, 6.0 earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico was felt throughout the Southeast but caused no apparent damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The quake was not powerful enough to trigger a tsunami warning.

The quake, about 250 miles west of Tampa, Florida, was “pretty unusual” for the area, although a 5.2 magnitude quake was recorded nearby in February, said USGS seismic analyst Jessica Sigala.

The most distant reports came from Rosman, North Carolina, and Pickens, South Carolina, both about 600 miles from the quake’s center.

February 10, 2006, there was a 5.2 quake in the same place.

The 5.2 quake last winter was a surprise to me. I did some small research and discovered this was right in the center of a proposed juncture of several plates that have been pretty inactive as far as geologists have noticed. As usual, the news stories for this much bigger quake this week have been pretty thin reading. Even the National Geographic has little interesting to say.

Seems all the news media wanted to know was, did any houses fall down or any tsunami smash into houses?

AP: Florida is an unlikely spot for an earthquake because it is far from the boundaries of the massive tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s crust. California, on the other hand, is perched atop the intersection of the Pacific and North American plates. On Monday alone, scientists had recorded 23 earthquakes in California by 4 p.m. None were strong enough to be noticed by residents.*snip*

Sunday’s temblor was a rare “midplate” earthquake where pent up energy from faraway plate collisions is released in random spots. There is no way to tell where the earthquake will strike. Scientists are intrigued by Sunday’s temblor because the USGS recorded a magnitude 5.2 earthquake in the same spot on Feb. 10.

Well, it wasn’t the ‘same spot’ at all unless sameness is about 400 miles apart. It was on the intersection of the hidden faultline running alongside Florida. The other quake was right below beleaguered New Orleans. It was smack dab in the middle of a great oil deposit range. There is oil along the faultline which hosted this week’s quake, too.

Lots of oil deep in the seas around the planet.

Brian Handwerk
for National Geographic News
September 11, 2006
Oil companies are buzzing after Chevron, Devon Energy, and Norway-based Statoil ASA last week announced the successful discovery of oil at a staggering depth beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico (map of region).Jack 2, as the new test well is called, extends downward for more than five miles (eight kilometers).

The well delves through 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) of seawater and more than 20,000 feet (6,100 meters) of seafloor to strike oil in the lower tertiary formation—a layer of rock laid down between 65 million and 24 million years ago.

Aren’t we clever! We will suck up all the world’s oil in record time, just watch! Actually, all the oil from this discovery won’t make any difference in overall oil extraction since it will simply fill in where other wells are dropping off. Namely, aggregate amounts of oil are at a peak and maybe even dropping despite ‘discoveries’ in increasingly difficult to reach places.

But the main thing to worry about is whether another New Madrid quake is pending. Like the ones in California, it isn’t a matter of it never happening again, it is merely what day in the not very distant future it will happen.

 

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10 responses to “Major Mexico City Earthquake Same Time As Major Hurricane Hits Caribbean Islands

  1. This video shows buildings collapsing, bridges falling down, etc.

  2. melponeme_k

    All the fault lines in the area are starting to shake. There is also increased volcanic activity along the ring as well. Even Yellowstone.

    Something’s going to give. I hope agencies are starting stockpile equipment for the CA event. It is going to be bad.

  3. Just like the Andaman fault broke big time and then the Japanese one jerked violently, I have been expecting the other side of the gigantic Pacific Plate to readjust, too, on this side. And it is, big time.

  4. Lou

    Someone I knew lived thru the 1985 Earthquake.
    I wonder how many buildings were retrofitted?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_Mexico_City_earthquake

  5. Lou

    Coincidence?

    The earthquake struck on the anniversary of a 1985 quake, which killed thousands of people and devastated large parts of Mexico City — a tragedy that President Enrique Peña Nieto had commemorated earlier in the day

  6. Coincidences happen all the time. Especially when one keeps records.

  7. Maddie's Mom

    …and now a 6.2 near Fukushima?

  8. Yes, for the last several years there have been many, many, many earthquakes exactly where the big one happened next to Japan. The resetting of the Pacific plate as it plunges below Japan is a long, complex business which causes thousands of earthquakes.

    It has been shaking like jello for a long time now and will for some time into the future before it seizes up again.

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