Mexico 7.6 Earthquake Near Acapulco 3-20-12: Region Oaxaca Mexico

My local news program is reporting this earthquake near Acapulco as a 7.9 Magnitude, but the USGS website says it is a 7.6. No tsunami warning. I’ll have ongoing updates if there is damages, injuries or death. As a side note, the eldest Obama daughter, Malia, 13-years-old, is vacationing with friends and 25 Secret Service agents in Oaxaca, Mexico.

UPDATE 2:00 pm CDT: Buildings shook in Mexico City – people fled to the streets.


Magnitude 7.6
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:48 PM at epicenter
Location 16.662°N, 98.188°W
Depth 17.5 km (10.9 miles)
  • 25 km (15 miles) E (95°) from Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
  • 42 km (26 miles) NNW (335°) from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 87 km (54 miles) SW (219°) from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 162 km (101 miles) WSW (255°) from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 186 km (115 miles) E (96°) from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.8 km (9.8 miles); depth +/- 6.5 km (4.0 miles)
Parameters NST=438, Nph=440, Dmin=312.8 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 79°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0008m6h

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

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  • Oh my lions, tigers and bears Dear Daughter better be careful a tsunami may happen! Maybe Daddy Dearest Obambi better fly nine planes to Mexico to pick up those boyfriends, I mean girlfriends, yeah right LOL & Daughter Dearest.
    GTG I’m wasting a perfectly good morning here. CU Later – don’t bother to report any ongoing earthquakes, not interested. BTW has mommy dearest got this kid on birth control or is she sterilized? She looks anorexic.