6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes NE Pacific Rise

Monday, March 26, 2012
By Paul Martin

March 26, 2012

MEXICO – A 6.0 magnitude earthquake erupted along a boundary of the Pacific and Cosco tectonic plates at a depth of 9.9 km (6.1 miles) known as the Northeast Pacific Rise. The earthquake erupted after the region was shaken by double 5.0+ foreshocks. The epicenter of the 6.0 earthquake was 862 km (535 miles) SSW of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. The region is still reeling from the effects of the 7.4 earthquake which struck Oaxaca Mexico on March 20. The red squares on the tectonic plate map (above) reflect the earthquakes that have struck tectonic plate boundaries over the last 24 hours. It is a clear indication that seismic stresses continue to mount along some of these high-risk regions. –The Extinction Protocol

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