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19 February 2018

78 seconds of Earthquake Early Warning

Late on Friday afternoon, February 16, during the Chinese New Year street fair in la Ciudad de México, the tight hold between the North America and Cocos plates failed, the fault slipped, and the Pacific coast of Oaxaca lurched around a meter out toward the ocean. Within six seconds, the profound ripple this let loose through the crust heaved the Huazolotitlán seismic recording station westward as well, followed shortly by …

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31 March 2012

Mexico City Earthquake Early Warning–it works!

Want to see what happens when you can know an earthquake is coming? Mexico has footage that’s got you covered. Update 6 April 2012: They also have an app that alerts you to earthquakes before they hit… in Mexico City. (También tiene una App que se alerta de sismos antes de tiembla!) On March 20, 2012 a very large earthquake rocked southern Mexico. With a magnitude of 7.4 and a …

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