7.4 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES GUATEMALA

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Magnitude 7.4 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES SAN MARCOS STATE GUATEMALA 10:35 AM LOCAL TIME WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012. The quake, centered about 15 miles from the coastal city of Champerico occurred at a depth of 45 km (26 miles), and was felt throughout Central America and as far north as Mexico City.
Powerpoint presentation courtesy of Dr Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction

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7.4 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES GUATEMALA

  1. 1. LOCATION MAP: NOV, 7, 2012
  2. 2. N 7.4 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES SAN MARCOS STATE GUATEMALA 10:35 AM LOCAL TIMEWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
  3. 3. LOCATION The quake, centered about 15 miles from the coastal city of Champerico occurred at a depth of 45 km (26 miles), and was felt throughout Central America and as far north as Mexico City.
  4. 4. LOCATION MAP: NOV, 7, 2012
  5. 5. REGIONAL SEISMICITYAND PLATE TECTONICS A TSUNAMI WARNING WAS CONSIDERED AND WITHDRAWN
  6. 6. ZONE OF NORTHAMERICAN, COCOS, AND CARIBBEAN PLATE INTERACTION
  7. 7. THE NOV. 7 EPICENTRAL REGION IS A MOUNTAINOUS AREA
  8. 8. SEARCH AND RESCUE: PEOPLE BURIED IN SAND MINE
  9. 9. INITIAL REPORTS At least 52 dead (with more likely), several hundred injured, and 125,000 without power.
  10. 10. TYPICAL DAMAGE: NOV. 7
  11. 11. DAMAGE: NOV 7
  12. 12. SEARCH AND RESCUE: NOV. 7
  13. 13. THE FEBRUARY 4, 1976GUATEMALA EARTHQUAKE DISASTER 23,000 DEAD
  14. 14. LOCATION OF GUATEMALAEARTHQUAKE: FEBRUARY 4, 1976
  15. 15. DAMAGE: 1976 GUATEMALA EARTHQUAKE

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