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Mexico gets another aftershock earthquake..This one of a 6.1 Magnitute….

This is the third one after the intial 8.1 one a few weeks ago….

Over 300 people have lost their lives due the Mexcico quakes…..

Mexico has been hit with several strong earthquakes in the last few weeks. 

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico early Saturday, the third to hit the reeling nation over the last two weeks.

The mighty rumbling sparked new panic in a nation rattled by recent natural disasters, as the death toll from another earthquake earlier this week rose to 305.

The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered a mere 11 miles south of Matias Romero in the Oaxaca state and hit just before 8 a.m. local time. Officials believe it’s likely an aftershock from the powerful 8.1-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 7, in which almost 100 people were killed.

It was strong enough to topple a highway bridge in Ixtaltepec, which was already closed because of damage from the Sept. 7 quake….

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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off the Northern California coast

…from the LA Times….

A shallow magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck beneath the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No tsunami warnings were issued for the coast, according to the National Weather Service.

The temblor occurred at 12:50 p.m. at a depth of 2.5 miles, according to the USGS. Its epicenter was roughly 122 miles west of the historic village of Ferndale on California’s Lost Coast.

There were few indications on social media that the quake was strongly felt, if at all. Neither the Eureka nor Fortuna police departments reported that they felt anything or received reports of damage…..

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Mexico also has to recover from Mother Natures forces….

It has and is a rough time for the southern part of North America….

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Desperation set in Saturday as Mexico reeled from a pair of deadly disasters that struck the country on both coasts.

Recovery efforts were underway near the epicenter of one of the most powerful earthquakes to ever hit the nation. The massive 8.1 quake killed at least 90, authorities said.

Rescuers scoured the rubble left after hundreds of buildings were toppled in the southern states of Chiapas, Tabasco and Oaxaca, where many are feared trapped under stone and concrete.

The quake struck off the southern Pacific coast just before midnight Thursday.

At least 61 dead in Mexico earthquake, tsunami warnings issued

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto declared three days of national mourning.

Simultaneously, officials were readying for the possibility of flooding and landslides along the eastern coast after Hurricane Katia made landfall late Friday as a Category 1 storm….

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Mexico has a 8.4 earthquake on its southern coast….

Mother Nature appears to be mad at the people, on this planet….

 

The massive earthquake struck off the southern coast of Mexico late Thursday and was felt as far away as Mexico City, where residents fled violently swaying buildings and electrical transformers exploded.

The Mexican Seismological Institute said the earthquake measured 8.4 in magnitude, making it the most powerful to strike Mexico since the disastrous earthquake of 1985, which caused extensive damage in Mexico City and left at least 5,000 people dead.

The epicenter of Thursday’s earthquake was about 60 miles off the coast of Chiapas state, near the border with Guatemala, according to the United States Geological Survey, which measured the quake’s magnitude at 8.1.

The National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned that tsunami waves as high as 9 feet might hit along Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Tsunami waves of 2.3 feet were observed in Huatulco, a resort city in Mexico’s Oaxaca state, and 3.3 feet at Salina Cruz, according to the center.

The earthquake struck at 9:49 p.m. Pacific time Thursday. The shaking toppled houses in Chiapas state, and was felt in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala…..

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