Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Earthquakes Erupt In North America Region

Today has been an active day for earthquake activity in the North America region.  Here is what the earthquake map from the USGS looks like for today.

As you can see, there are quite a few larger earthquakes.  Because of this action both North, South and also central, stay on high alert that you need your preparedness plans in place in the case of a larger earthquake or mega earthquake event.

Here is a list (a very long list) of the earthquakes from this map for just today, May 1,2012, according to the USGS.

Earthquake List for Map of N America Region

Update time = Tue May 1 23:29:33 UTC 2012
Here is a list of the earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks for the Map of N America Region. Most recent events are at the top. (Some early events may be obscured by later ones on the map.) Click on the date portion of an earthquake record in the list below for more information.
y/m/d h:m:s
MAP4.62012/05/01 22:56:21   14.206-93.112 35.0  OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP4.52012/05/01 22:53:50   50.683-129.454 16.0  VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
MAP6.02012/05/01 22:43:37   14.466-92.909 36.3  OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP3.72012/05/01 20:38:38   19.604-66.098 93.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP3.12012/05/01 19:22:55   37.047-117.950 0.0  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP3.32012/05/01 17:48:59   18.647-68.620 55.0  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAP4.32012/05/01 17:38:44   56.030-153.397 35.8  KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP2.92012/05/01 17:38:11   19.236-65.788 35.8  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP4.52012/05/01 17:11:17   44.097-105.285 0.0  WYOMING
MAP5.72012/05/01 16:38:01   18.518-100.841 90.6  MICHOACAN, MEXICO
MAP4.72012/05/01 16:06:11   14.535-92.947 50.2  OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP5.02012/05/01 15:44:37   21.816-108.437 10.0  OFF THE COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
MAP4.12012/05/01 15:43:24   27.023-120.820 10.0  OFF THE COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
MAP3.02012/05/01 15:29:50   18.851-64.396 39.2  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP2.92012/05/01 15:12:04   59.120-150.504 16.3  KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP4.32012/05/01 14:54:29   14.415-93.118 51.7  OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP4.32012/05/01 13:57:27   14.333-93.019 56.1  OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP3.32012/05/01 13:04:12   58.423-154.972 137.5  ALASKA PENINSULA
MAP4.52012/05/01 12:09:48   14.460-93.169 61.8  OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP2.92012/05/01 11:48:33   18.886-64.189 36.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP2.82012/05/01 08:58:43   62.666-149.406 0.1  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP2.62012/05/01 07:44:19   64.784-149.480 28.7  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP4.22012/05/01 06:18:56   13.807-90.978 55.0  OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
MAP2.52012/05/01 04:34:05   51.222-178.109 11.9  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP2.82012/05/01 03:33:12   58.464-155.032 197.5  ALASKA PENINSULA
MAP3.12012/05/01 02:25:56   60.012-152.623 100.7  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP2.72012/05/01 01:17:35   19.838-155.682 38.4  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

Here are some of the articles that have come out on the news regarding the affect of these quakes....

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3 Earthquakes Strike Western Mexico

Updated: Tuesday, 01 May 2012, 7:41 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 01 May 2012, 7:20 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A series of earthquakes hit three regions of Mexico on Tuesday, swaying buildings in Mexico City but bringing no reports of damage.
The strongest quake hit off the state of Chiapas at 5:43 p.m. with an initial magnitude of 6.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
An earlier 5.7 quake was centered 85 miles from Michoacan state's capital, Morelia. A 5.0 quake struck 114 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas in the state of Baja California Sur.
Civil protection authorities in all three states reported no serious damage or injuries.
Many businesses were closed for a holiday in Mexico City, which has been shaken by a series of strong earthquakes and aftershocks in other parts of the country in recent weeks, and offices and streets were largely empty.

Okay, so I only found one article.  Just remember, it's time to prepare instead of waiting for something to happen.

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