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Earthquake Today In Mexico On Full Moon 26-27 March 2013

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Full Moon Earthquake:

BBC gave us the news on NZ television around 3AM this morning that a rather large earthquake had just hit Mexico. It is Full Moon today.

Fortunately, there are no casualties reported. Today’s earthquake was in the south-west of Mexico and shook Acapulco.  The epicentre was near Oaxaca and Guerrero States, in the same region as the quake which struck a year ago.  Today’s quake measured around 5.9 on the Richter scale.

Mexico is very prone to earthquakes.

It is around a year to the date since the large earthquake which hit Mexico on 21st March, 2012. Fortunately, no-body was killed in this quake either.  Last year’s quake on the 21st March, 2012 was reported as being between 7.6 – 7.9 in magnitude, and its epicentre was 25 kilometres east of Ometepec, in the Guerrero State.

Here are a few of the major earthquakes, as recorded by BBC News, which have hit Mexico in the past couple of years:

Apr 5, 2010 – A 7.2 magnitude quake Baja California province in Mexico.  Two people were killed.

Dec 11, 2011 – Another quake in Mexico’s Guerrero state – 6.7-magnitude

Mar 20, 2012 -An earthquake of  7.6 magnitude hit Mexico in the region of the south-west. The US Geological Survey reported the quake as being 15 miles east of Ometepec, near the big city of Acapulco on the Pacific Coast.

Mar 21, 2012 – Another major earthquake hits Mexico – this one was 7.4 in magnitude, again striking the area around  Acapulco.

April 11th 2012 – a quake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck in the mountains of the western state of Michoacan.  The following day, another quake struck in the same area:

April 12th 2012 – the second quake to hit Mexico’s Pacific Coast within 24 hours.  This was  a 6.9 magnitude quake  in the Gulf of California.  Its epicentre was 127km (78 miles) northeast of the town of Guerrero Negro, in Baja California, according to the  US Geological Survey.  This was felt 200 miles away in Mexico City, but fortunately, nobody was killed.

Nov 8, 2012 – Guatemala is hit by a major earthquake.

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