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Civil protection officials were checking for damage in Chiapas, but the quake was so powerful that frightened residents in Mexico City more than 1,000 km (650 miles) away fled apartment buildings, often in their pyjamas, and gathered in groups in the street.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/earthqauke-today-latest-mexico-magnitude-8-mexico-city-a7935496.html
The earthquake was in Chiapas, and Beverly lives in Colima. I can't find how many miles apart they are, but here is the Google map with the two places shown:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Colima,+Mexico/Chiapas,+Mexico/@17.9959483,-107.6596322,5z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x8425320dfe7025eb:0x2c1e40971f57690a!2m2!1d-104.0072348!2d19.1222634!1m5!1m1!1s0x858d44b49757ce67:0xcf0033824619d615!2m2!1d-93.1292353!2d16.7569318





:unsure: @CrazyConure, are you on the move? You live in Miami Beach, don't you? My googling tells me that you (and 700,00 other residents in your county) are under mandatory evacuation orders!! :eek:

Wednesday evening, the county issued a mandatory evacuation order for Zones A and B – the two closest to the coast. The order goes into effective at 7 a.m. Thursday. ...(snip)... Zone A includes most of Coastal Miami-Dade including Key Biscayne, while Zone B includes Miami Beach, Miami’s Brickell Avenue neighborhood, more inland areas and other oceanfront cities. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/09/06/miami-dade-opening-4-shelters-starting-tonight/



I was half-listening to CNN earlier, and an official from Florida (I didn't hear where -) said that if the residents choose not to leave - don't bother to call 911 for help - there won't be anyone there to answer the phone!! :eek:
 
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Probably evacuated with no access to the internet, I'm sure theyll post as soon as they are able. All the same, keeping them in our prayers and hoping that their home is okay
 
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Hello dear friends...here reporting from Colima Mexico. I am fine the earthquake was in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tobasco. A big one 8.2. I am on the west side of the country and the earthquake occurred in the southwest near guatamala. I didn't feel a thing, was in the garden this morning enjoying a break in the September rains. I will take a look at the news reports, i believe there are tsumani warnings. Colima had an 8.2 in 2002 but not much activity since then. Now we need to hear from our Floridian friends about Irma.
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Oh, looking at the map it looks like the center was in the Pacific Ocean, but very much south of here.
 
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Actually, looking at the maps, the earthquake epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean and was on an approx east/west fault so the shaking and subsequent damage went in that direction. If it had been on an approx north/south fault, it would have effected Colima but with i think little damage. When we lived in San Francisco I could tell by the the direction of the shaking what fault the temblor was on. If the shaking went north/south, it was the San Andreas fault and if it was on an east bay fault the shaking would move east west.

It sure would be nice to hear from some of the Floridians.
 
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My thoughts are with those suffering the earthquake and the hurricanes right now. Losing everything, seeing everything destroyed and fearing yet another hurricane must be the stuff of nightmares for those people involved.
Hope the world responds generously.
Down here we have Shelter Box, a Cornish charity supporting in a practical way anywhere in the world where a disaster occurs. We Cornish are very proud of this charity and no doubt it will feature strongly in the current hurricane hit and earthquake affected areas.
 
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yes, been watching this. flying to Costa Rica today. but looks like no after shocks or ocean issues that far down. its horrid for them. sad. lots of stuff happening everywhere.
 
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Earthquakes can be really spooky, once I thought my sugar going down, slow tremor.

Door and windows if not held by stopper, will scare the shit out, it opens and closes by itself.

Hope everyone ok!
 
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Do you have earthquakes in India @Rajesh Sethi? I have been in some very big ones. Colima was not effected but our neighbors to the south sustained a lot of damage, some loss of life. Thank you all for your good wishes.
 
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Here, we can rarely get an earthquake, mostly they have epicentre in the north or west.
But one that have in ocean south may have more devastating effect, tsunami.
 

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