Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

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On Tuesday morning, southern Mexico was stunned by a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that was centered near the country's Pacific coast. Earthquake sirens sounded and people flooded into the streets as buildings as far away as Mexico City, 227 miles away, were reportedly swaying.


No damage or injuries have been reported to the Associated Press. The initial quake occurred at 9:04 a.m. Eastern time, and a 5.1-magnitude aftershock was reported eight minutes later.

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Thousands flee into streets after 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico

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Mexico City.(Reuters / Tomas Bravo)


Thousands have fled into the streets of Mexico City after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the area.

The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered six miles west of Pinotepa Nacional on the Pacific Coast, and 227 miles south-southeast of Mexico City.

The earthquake struck at 7:04am local time (1:04pm GMT) and was 20.5 miles deep.

A second quake shook the region a few minutes later.

The earthquakes set off an alarm throughout Mexico City and caused nearby buildings to sway.

Mexico City's mayor, Manuel Mancera, said on Twitter that there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Unexplained ground cracks, tear earth in Arizona

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LUEPP, ARIZONAIt’s not something you see every day on the Navajo Nation, but a crack in the earth has been forming for a long time now and no one seems to have a clear answer. It just sits east of Flagstaff on Luepp Rd and about one mile west of Leupp gas station. It’s gotten so big, that they had to fence it in. According to the U.S. geological survey, they say earthquakes come and go in the northern parts of Arizona, which also covers the reservation, it’s not big enough to rattle down buildings but with the recent collapse of highway 89 near Page, some local residences wonder what mother nature has in mind for the vast reservation. On March 18, we reached out to the Navajo Nation land and geology department, they did not have a particular person to give us an answer, so no one was readily available to explain what that huge gash was in the earth. –Navajo Post


Magnitude 6 earthquakes strike Kuril Islands and Vanuatu

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March 24, 2013 KURIL ISLANDS - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of far-eastern Russia early Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake, which hit at 0418 GMT at a depth of 9.7 kilometers (six miles), was centered 269 kilometers from the eastern Russian city of Ozernovsky, on the southern tip of the Kamchatka peninsula. The USGS said an underground formation there called the Kuril-Kamchatka arc is considered one of the most seismically active regions in the world. Since 1900, seven powerful earthquakes of magnitude 8.3 or greater have occurred along the arc, the USGS said. Four hours later, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the South Pacific island enclave of Vanuatu. –Global Poss


Strong Earthquake Sways Buildings in Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A strong earthquake has been felt throughout Taiwan, but no casualties or damage has been reported yet.The Central Weather Bureau says the quake Thursday registered at magnitude 5.6.

The tremor struck about 23 miles (37 kilometers) north of Hualien city and it swayed buildings in the capital, Taipei. Hualien is about 110 miles (180 kilometers) southeast of Taipei.

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This Earthquake Triggered Other Quakes Worldwide

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On April 11, a massive mag. 8.6 earthquake shook the floor of the Indian Ocean off Sumatra...

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