Earthquake of magnitude 8 hits off south Mexico

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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    Looks like it might be quite bad.
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    Utdfrom2002 Full Member

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    Magnitude of 8.0

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    PedroMendez Acolyte

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    Considering the magnitude of the quake, the consequences don't seem to be too bad. 5 people dead so far. The following tsunami seem to be pretty small as well.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    8 is obviously a bad magnitude, hopefully minimal deaths from this.

    Could they not have expected this coming I wonder? I'm not sure how easy it is to anticipate earthquakes but I thought they could.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots Scout

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    Smokescreen for one of Kim's slightly off target nukes
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    senorgregster Last Newbie Standing

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    The early alert systems get you in the order of seconds, I believe.

    Edit. Here is the official text. These seconds can make all the difference in certain situations.

    People living at a higher distance from the epicenter and the detection point may be alerted before they are reached by the damaging waves of the earthquake. ... As of May 2015, USGS began testing anearthquake early warning app. QuakeAlert was developed by Early Warning Labs in partnership USGS.
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20243-why-earthquakes-are-hard-to-predict/
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    Hammerfell Full Member

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    At least 26 people dead now.
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    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

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    Organic Potatoes Full Member

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    I think you're mistaking the possibility of predicting volcanic eruptions via minor earthquakes. There is no predicting earthquakes except in terms of probability due to faultlines.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    Biggest in Mexico in over 100 years?
    Can't imagine an 8+ earthquake. And now they have Katia hitting their gulf coast.
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    George Owen LEAVE THE SFW THREAD ALONE!!1!

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    They had one in 1985 that killed 250.000.
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    utdalltheway Sexy Beast

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    If they could predict earthquakes you'd know about it. There'd be a lot less loss of life too.