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Seismologist Lucy Jones talks about 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off coast of Mexico l ABC7

  • Published on Sep 18, 2022
  • A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Mexico Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. MORE: abc7.com/mexico-earthquake-la...

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  • erdvilla
    erdvilla 10 days ago +20

    I live 100km from the EC and it is the strongest earthquake I've ever felt because of how close and shallow it was.
    It started like any other ordinary 5 to 6, with a tremor so I yelled to my mom, but by the time I was approaching the stairs the waves came and it was impressive, I had to remain upstairs.
    The shaking lasted well over 200 seconds until the building finally stopped swaying.
    An hour later we got a 5.9 and it felt like nothing because we are used to those and also because of how huge the difference between them there was.

    • Kathy H
      Kathy H 10 days ago +1

      Praise God you are alright 🙏🏻

  • Outdoorsy
    Outdoorsy 10 days ago +87

    My thoughts go out to everyone effected and I hope you all a swift recovery

  • Carolynn Bucco
    Carolynn Bucco 10 days ago +186

    im in mexico city and that was my first earthquake experience, it was absolutely terrifying. we weren’t even in the center of the quake, i can’t imagine how people felt where it hit the hardest.

    • druxha
      druxha 9 days ago

      @El Rafa San Francisco ain't got nothing on Mexico city as far as quakes are concerned.

    • Beverly Brady
      Beverly Brady 9 days ago

      @John Eynon p

    • John Eynon
      John Eynon 10 days ago +1

      @kenneth knight Talking about population control.

    • John Eynon
      John Eynon 10 days ago

      It was nothing. Just wait, the big one is coming..

    • Carolynn Bucco
      Carolynn Bucco 10 days ago

      @Hong Hong 💀

  • Dinsdale Seven
    Dinsdale Seven 10 days ago +47

    Lucy Jones rules. Her analysis and commentary gives people information that's understandable to everyone. I've been following her since '89 I believe.

    • Aubree
      Aubree 10 days ago

      She's a veteran in her field, nobody better, I've been watching herbsince the 80s as well.

    • Edmour Gagnon
      Edmour Gagnon 10 days ago +2

      All students of Dutchinse...

    • Melissa P
      Melissa P 10 days ago +3

      @Mr.Regenold look for DUTCHSINSE

    • Mr.Regenold
      Mr.Regenold 10 days ago

      How do we prepare for a 9. I live in the 10th 11th 12th Step 🫖🍋🍫🍮🍰 but on the 2nd Floor.

  • Chimera Photography
    Chimera Photography 10 days ago +60

    I love this woman’s brain! Most people would have papers in front of them that they’re flipping through but nope, she’s just rattling dates off for earthquakes, some of which occurred 30+ years ago 👏

    • Ijahnna Kehlam
      Ijahnna Kehlam 8 days ago

      @Watchman alert probably true, but I assumed she was looking at her screen because she's talking through the newscasters through a videoconferencing tool. She looks off to the side a lot when remembering past events, so it seems she remembers most of the information anyways.
      But you are right, having written information doesn't diminish intelligence and so forth.
      As my dad always tells me, "Si tu mente te hace infiel, hazte uno de papel."

    • Watchman alert
      Watchman alert 9 days ago +1

      She probably has some things memorized, but she is also reading off of her computer screen. You can see her eyes moving left to right in the beginning.
      You can also see her computer screen reflecting off of her glasses (look close).
      Referring to written data is not a sign of laziness, lack of effort, lack of intelligence or really anything. Some people can memorize a lot of data, some people cannot. Some people prefer to keep their mind open to think freely, and refer to data they can see on a computer screen or paper.

    • T Miner
      T Miner 9 days ago +1

      yet she thinks you cant predict eqs

    • JJ All
      JJ All 9 days ago +2

      She's not a reporter. She knows her profession.

  • Valnt C
    Valnt C 10 days ago +142

    Cannot believe it, this is the third year in a row of the late 50 years that we had an earthquake on September 19th, that’s scary, I reside in Mexico City, and I cannot imagine how awful experience people in Michoacán must felt.😮
    We just had a simulator an hour before and then, a real one approaching us. We’re lucky that there’s no injured people at least here into Mexico City.

    • Hammett175
      Hammett175 3 days ago +1

      @Kai Ikaika Fascinating and scary, thanks.

    • Kai Ikaika
      Kai Ikaika 4 days ago

      @Hammett175 yes it means a drill, I was translating literally. It consists of them ringing the quake alarm and everyone acts but know it's a drill and runs out and stuff. Most people don't do it. But both sep 19/2017 and sep 19/2022 they did these drills and about two hours later there was a real strong earthquake. What's kind of more weird is that on Sep 19/2017 they did the drill and the alarm sounded off but the alarm did not sound at all at the time of the real earthquake, and the quake was the dangerous kind. There's two kinds one won't level buildings to the ground it's called occilatory movement. The other movement is the kind which almost destroyed San Fran in 1989 and it was the same kind in 2017..Lucky this time it was very strong but not the very dangerous kind.

    • Kai Ikaika
      Kai Ikaika 4 days ago

      @357 SWAGS MAGA X make a pun until you can't anymore. 😏

    • salvador ceja
      salvador ceja 4 days ago

      It's no coincidence it's the sun's position......I have always hypothesize that that's the only thing we can we be certain bfor sure......of any ciclica occurrence......the Earth's position on that date it's the same with the sun's since the 85.....of course not the galactic position.....but the earth and the suna

    • Kai Ikaika
      Kai Ikaika 9 days ago

      @Hammett175 Yes in both the 19/2017 there was a drill so that people know what to do, they sound the quake alarm and everyone has to go through the drill. On both 2 hours after the drill there was a real earthquake. On 2017 in the real quake the alarm did not sound like it did on the drill and this one it sounded very low.

  • Terry Wade
    Terry Wade 10 days ago +72

    The 1971 Sylmar, CA quake hit while I was living in South Orange County, CA and it was the strongest and longest quake I’d experienced since moving to California. My bed was walking across the room and the water in the pool was having a tsunami! The 1992 Landers quake was the next big quake that shook for so long that I thought it was at least as strong as the Sylmar quake and I packed a bug out bag just in case it was a precursor to something bigger. An hour later, a quake hit Big Bear but it was quick and more of a jolt. Both of those quakes caused some minor damage in my apartment. In 1994, the Northridge earthquake hit and I flew out of bed to grab my newborn baby! I grabbed her so fast, I almost gave her a whiplash! Every drawer and cupboard in our kitchen was eerily open like gaping mouths! And we were living almost 60 miles away! It was another long duration quake. All of these occurred while I was sleeping. All of them were far from my home(s) and yet, very strong.
    But I have to mention that I felt the 1964 Anchorage, Alaska earthquake while living in Montana! It caused widespread damage and a tsunami that killed a dozen people in Crescent City, California!

    • bluesnote1
      bluesnote1 9 days ago +1

      I live in southern Orange County! I wasn't alive yet to experience Sylmar, but I'm sure we will feel several large ones over the next couple of years. Currently starting my PhD in Geophysics where I'm trying to understand faults and earthquake rupture propagation.

    • Jennifer Duclett
      Jennifer Duclett 9 days ago

      @Terry Wade Haha! I’ve heard others attest being on the toilet during an earthquake!

    • vernon
      vernon 9 days ago

      Terry wade thanks for the info and storys. Nice 1

    • Terry Wade
      Terry Wade 9 days ago

      @Jennifer Duclett I was in my thirties and was dating my husband when the Whittier quake woke me up. He immediately called me in South Orange County to see if I was OK. I wasn’t too alarmed because it didn’t feel like that bad of a shaker, maybe a 5 pointer. The most memorable part was when I went to the bathroom and the aftershock hit while I was on the toilet! What a ride, lol!😂 Never owned a bidet before!
      Later, we went to visit a friend who lived in Whittier. Several chimneys were toppled and many homes had some large cracks. I was surprised there was that much damage.

    • Jennifer Duclett
      Jennifer Duclett 9 days ago +1

      We lived in Hacienda Heights for Sylmar and my bed shimmied across the room as well. I was 9. I was in DFW Airport when the Whittier quake hit and someone mentioned an earthquake in “a place in California that starts with a W.” When I got home, my parents said they were both in Whittier at the time, in separate cars. One was stopped at a light and it felt to them like the transmission was malfunctioning. These quakes will keep coming, so let’s all try to be as prepared as we can.

  • Leticia Gomez-Young
    Leticia Gomez-Young 10 days ago +58

    My sister and nephew are in Puerto Vallarta, as they were heading down the 7 flights of stairs down , chunks of glass and walls were breaking all over them.
    They had to leave passports and their things behind. By luck my nephew had his cell phone in his pocket ( no charger) . The only way to communicate with them.
    Que Dios los bendiga.
    Prayers for everyone affected. 🙏

    • jeon vlya
      jeon vlya 3 days ago

      panic, you try to slide under the table... I live in Italy on a rocky slope into a valley so I don't know dynamics when waves brakes a scattered rocky strata terrain... I've just

  • T J
    T J 10 days ago +22

    Gotta love scientists! Oh, how I miss just hearing people talk about things they actually know about.

  • Wally
    Wally 10 days ago +29

    I’m literally In puerto Vallarta atm and that rocked my massage table pretty bad. When I left the room everyone was freaked out. The whole town is in a state of shock. It’s kind of creepy. And they had tsunami alarms going off which was super scary. Praying for all of, those who live here and for me to get back home in one piece.

    • Wally
      Wally 9 days ago

      Quick update. We are alright. There was a small tsunami surge that did not affect us thankfully. But many people were scared. And trees fell at the malecón and some of the streets are a little broken. There are another aftershock last night 4.2 it was pretty scary, but we’re still safe.

    • Sam
      Sam 10 days ago +1

      @Cindy Land 💝

    • Cindy Land
      Cindy Land 10 days ago +4

      @medinadan PTSD With the Whittier, CA quake , I had PTSD for a year. My husband was like a cat for 18 months, every little sound or creek, he would jump. BTW, After seeing the look in his face while we were being tossed around like from the jolt we literally had to hang on tight cause we were being tossed around, the house made the most horrible loud sounds like a train coming thru the house. But, looking at his face and eyes when it happened, At that moment I knew I could not count on him to save us; me and our 18 month old daughter. He was in shock, traumatized, paralyzed with fear while we were being tossed around like rag dolls.

    • Shelli Belli
      Shelli Belli 10 days ago +1

      I love PV!!!

    • Adrienne Wrn
      Adrienne Wrn 10 days ago +1

      Please stay safe! Prayers up for everyone affected.

  • J Hebert
    J Hebert 9 days ago +2

    I was on my honeymoon in Acapulco Mexico back in September of 1985 when that earthquake occured.....
    With everyone running around scared, it was so difficult to understand the extent of it all as the locals only spoke Spanish.
    It wasn't until we returned back home that we realized how devastating that earthquake really was to Mexico City.
    And we were right there ! Thank God we were spared and unharmed. I truly feel for those affected in this one.

  • Sarah Don't T[A]P Me!!

    I live 100km from the EC and it is the strongest earthquake I've ever felt because of how close and shallow it was.
    It started like any other ordinary 5 to 6, with a tremor so I yelled to my mom, but by the time I was approaching the stairs the waves came and it was impressive, I had to remain upstairs.
    The shaking lasted well over 200 seconds until the building finally stopped swaying.
    An hour later we got a 5.9 and it felt like nothing because we are used to those and also because of how huge the difference between them there was.

  • Tony Cerviver
    Tony Cerviver 10 days ago +18

    Fascinating stuff and thank you Dr Lucy Jones for explaining the Plates. Looking at a Pacific Ring Of Fire Map, one can see the Nazca Plate interloping with the Cocos Plate off the coast of South America and Mexico. I believe this compression will precede the Juan De Fuca Plate shifting into the Aleutian Trench. Could this Earth Awakening cause a repeat of the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake? My friend was stationed at Fort Richardson and the Military proved integral to the Earthquake Recovery. My Buddy described the Roads as waving up and down 3 feet. This quake was second only to the 1960 Chile quake. In Shoup Bay, Alaska a tsunami wave peaked at 219 feet. This quake struck on Good Friday.

    • Chris Retired
      Chris Retired 10 days ago

      Right on, Tony !
      I was here in Anchorage in 1964. The Army quickly provide temp bridges south of town heading to Portage.
      Lived in Spenard then

    • Linda
      Linda 10 days ago +1

      My friend lives in California, they way she described it to me is like when you put new sheets on your bed and you hold the sheet up and snap it to get it to lay flat - like that. The ground undulates, you can see it. How scary!

  • Elizabeth Smith
    Elizabeth Smith 10 days ago +6

    Taiwan now Mexico, I'm watching were this energy goes. I agree with her, the energy travels we don't always know which way. Depth is a big contributor to the extent of damage, construction standards etc. Watching swarms in Oregan Washington. Thank you so much 💓

    • Eigen Value
      Eigen Value 9 days ago +1

      Why'd you skip California? The San Andreas Fault is just a proverbial handshake away from the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Now, those two would definitely rock and roll!

  • nisha nishu
    nisha nishu 10 days ago +56

    OMG, Unbelievable it's too scary.. Right now I'm in Mexico city and my first experience with earthquakes , thank god no injuries to the people around us . Please pray for the people who are affected by earthquakes.

  • Neil
    Neil 10 days ago +5

    Reactive earthquakes, I think the big one is coming to multiple places, around the world! Earthquakes have occurred in China, Taiwan, pacific islands, California, Mexico. In the Northeast, some shaking in Maine, Canada, New York (state I think), although these shakes are mild, they're still occurring around the same time as the pacific shakes.

    • Teresa Wilson
      Teresa Wilson 10 days ago +1

      We have been having small ones in the boot hill of Missouri/N Arkansas lines

  • Johanna Hendriks
    Johanna Hendriks 10 days ago +3

    I'm in Guadalajara. I felt nausea and vértigo and almost fell to the floor. The hanging lamps swayed back and forth hard. I was next to the stove and ran outside. When I went back inside the lamps were still swinging. It felt almost as bad as the quake in 1985.

  • Papigringo
    Papigringo 10 days ago +33

    I was in my car in a parking garage, waiting for my wife to come out of Wal-Mart. We're in Guadalajara. I've never felt an earthquake before, so I don't have anything to compare this to. But my car was shaking and swaying back and forth and to and fro, and all the movement disoriented me a little bit. I thought maybe I was going crazy, but I looked at the parked car next to me and it was moving a lot, as well. When my wife came out of Wal-Mart she was really scared. She said merchandise were falling off the shelves all over the store, hanging lights were swaying, and everyone was freaking out.
    Thank goodness there is very little damage here in GDL. With luck, this will be hopefully the worst quake I experience.

    • JJ All
      JJ All 9 days ago

      😱😱😱😱 y'all be safe. Watch for after shocks. 🙏🏼

    • Papigringo
      Papigringo 10 days ago +1

      @Lauren You're right, of course. I guess being my first earthquake, I didn't believe my own senses until my wife came out and said there was an earthquake. It was just so strange to me, I didn't know what to make of it, and there was absolutely no one around me to tell me what was going on. It was a kind of state of shock, I guess, even though I wasn't scared and felt totally calm.

    • bill toal
      bill toal 10 days ago

      Your lucky you are alive, parking garage isn't where I would want to be

    • Lauren
      Lauren 10 days ago

      I wd have immediately driven OUT of a parking garage or it could have fallen on u

  • Eliana Fernandez
    Eliana Fernandez 10 days ago +72

    This earthquake was felt intensive in Tlaltenango Zacatecas. The kids in my brothers middle school were having panic attack cause they never have experience earthquakes. Zacatecas isn’t an earthquake place so know this one was intense

    • Adrienne Wrn
      Adrienne Wrn 10 days ago +1

      Praying for everyone affected.

    • Cecilia Martinez
      Cecilia Martinez 10 days ago +1

      I will be praying for everyone 🙏🙏

    • Angello Mariposa
      Angello Mariposa 10 days ago

      @La princesa
      Mexico usually has major earthquake every year so its common enough for ppl to know the drills.

    • La princesa
      La princesa 10 days ago +3

      @Angello Mariposa well in Mexico they’re not super common. I’m from California they don’t phase me but to people who never experienced it are gonna be scared.

    • Caridad Revilla
      Caridad Revilla 10 days ago +4

      Praying for everyone especially the children. Safety...

  • Andrea Zappa
    Andrea Zappa 10 days ago +3

    One of the things I got panic is when I feel shaking / vibrating and after a while electric power shuts down, and it continue to vibrate and inside of you gotta possessed by the panic, you try to slide under the table... I live in Italy on a rocky slope into a valley so I don't know dynamics when waves brakes a scattered rocky strata terrain... I've just impressed how the wood mesh separator mounted through the stair flips like a flag !
    It's happen on 2016 , an 4.5 M .
    You never know what would be next in just minutes, maybe the situation get worse or maybe not.

    • Linda
      Linda 10 days ago

      They say never ever crawl under anything (smoosh), best bet doorway or where the plumbing is.

  • J P
    J P 10 days ago +12

    it’s weird how every time there’s a hurricane in puerto rico theirs a massive earthquake in mexico

  • Arthur Zengeler
    Arthur Zengeler 10 days ago +12

    I was just on the phone, with someone in Las Vegas, coincidentally, I was living there, when a 7.2 earthquake hit. I think it was 1997, or 98. I woke up in the middle of the night, with my chandelier, swinging from one side to the other, all the way up to the ceiling. It was really upsetting. I read in the newspaper the next morning, about people in high rise hotels, freaking out, ect. Then, a couple years ago, there was a mild earthquake there, and they said on the news, there had never been a strong earthquake in Las Vegas !

    • Arthur Zengeler
      Arthur Zengeler 10 days ago

      @Linda When that happened to me in L.V., I was asleep, (and it was a 7.3, not 7.2). I woke up, because I thought someone was sitting on the end of my bed ! But I pretended I was asleep, because I was in shock. But then my bed started shaking also. And once, I woke up in the middle of the night. I heard water running downstairs, in my apt. I went down to look, turned on the light, and water was about 1' deep ! A pipe had broken, and the water, was almost to the electrical outlet. I was holding onto my medal banister. and almost electrocuted!

    • Linda
      Linda 10 days ago

      Creepy isn’t it? I had a dream I fell asleep in my sofa and when I woke up there was a guy in a hazmat suit looking over me. When I put my feet down there was about 2 feet of water. I moved! Thank God that didn’t come true. I’ve had others too. I agree we are over due for the New Madres to go again....

    • Arthur Zengeler
      Arthur Zengeler 10 days ago

      @Linda I saw a documentary about that, a few years ago. I was shocked, I had never heard of that.

    • Re L
      Re L 10 days ago +1

      @Linda There will be another one on New Madrid fault. I had a recent dream about it--and I had 7 dreams/words of knowledge about quakes in CA when I lived there (all came true--two came true the next day.)

    • Linda
      Linda 10 days ago +2

      I thought I’d be safe in Ohio, nope. We don’t get big ones. In the 1800’s the New Madres fault line gave way. It’s close to the Mississippi River. Made it run to the north for awhile. Did some MAJOR damage all the way to Charleston SC. Nothing to mess around with.

  • D.F.
    D.F. 10 days ago +4

    Was in the 1992 landers quake and being from Washington state, I'd never been in a big quake...most traumatic thing I've ever been through...30 years later and it still gets to me...and I was 6 months pregnant also...

  • Jason Bowman
    Jason Bowman 10 days ago +5

    Living in Japan I found out that my immune system was so sensitive I could detect earthquakes hours before it would happen. Once the quake was over I could finally fall asleep. 😌

    • Sam
      Sam 10 days ago

      @Jason Bowman What did you feel

    • Sue Prator
      Sue Prator 10 days ago +1

      I grew up in San Francisco, Ca. As a teen I had a bedroom on the basement level so I could hear them coming. Scary as can be.

  • SurfRod J
    SurfRod J 10 days ago +13

    Probably explains why we experienced freak waves in San Diego bay while my and my friend was fishing and got big splashes out of nowhere

  • Walker Peterson
    Walker Peterson 10 days ago +5

    I'm here in Mexico city visiting my daughter,I am from Los Angeles,and experienced the Northridge Quake,and sylmar,was very young for the 1971 quake, today was by far the strongest quake I've felt

    • JJ All
      JJ All 9 days ago +1

      😱 WTH! Y'all be careful

    • Kai Ikaika
      Kai Ikaika 9 days ago

      It did feel very strong the reason it didn't do damage is because it was the occilatory movement. There's two type of earthquake movements. One is not as dangerous the other one would have leveled buildings to the ground yesterday.

  • Kathy H
    Kathy H 10 days ago +3

    Look up Dutchsinse on Flash-Player. Extremely informative when it comes to EQs and forecasting what is coming, surprisingly far more accurate than the seismologists I’ve been listening to for decades

  • Jennifer Kelley
    Jennifer Kelley 10 days ago +70

    my boyfriend is a highschool teacher just down the coast from the epicenter. He told me they were actually in the middle of a quake drill when this happened. They have sent all staff and students home due to the tsunami alert. They are ocean-front

    • JJ All
      JJ All 9 days ago

      🥺🥺🥺 be safe 🙏🏼

    • Kathy H
      Kathy H 10 days ago

      How terrifying! To think it’s a drill and realize it’s a huge quake 🥺

    • Cutrate contractor
      Cutrate contractor 10 days ago

      Ur bf is bi

    • Jennifer Kelley
      Jennifer Kelley 10 days ago +1

      @đⵎⵙ ⵣⴷⴽⵇⵉⵍⵢ I came back to work and save up money. I want to buy a little land and build there. The pacific coast is very remote and so beautiful.

    • miapdx
      miapdx 10 days ago +2

      @No Bo do you realize the enormity of Central and South America? Just like other countries and continents, including the United States, there are some really nice areas and some dangerous areas. And the really nice areas aren't open to everyone. Think Southside Chicago, or Gary Indiana. You would want to leave! But you can't just relocate to a wealthy area. You need money. Well, those nice areas are not available to everyone. It's like that only more so. It's beautiful, but employment is scarce. That's why they come here and do all the work that Americans won't. We won't go into the fields and harvest our food. We won't work in the slaughterhouses. And restaurant work. Americans would rather hold a sign by the road and beg than work at Wendy's. We have those people to thank for every bite of food we eat. They just want the opportunity to work hard, and they do, and they pay taxes, gladly. We would starve without them. Literally. People who are hiring can't get enough people who are willing to work for minimum wage and less. They come here and are willing. Americans are not. So to be cruel to them is very ignorant. They just want to work. Their countries are beautiful...but very, very poor. They risk their lives, face discrimination and meanness, because they want to be able to live a decent life. To be cruel to them is a slap in the face of God himself. They are his people. Make no mistake. I've worked along side them, in the fields, in the restaurants, and they are salt of the earth people. And trust, they aren't taking anyone's jobs. When an American does get one of those grueling, low paying job they don't stay long. That'd why when you go to get fast food you see a lot of immigrants.
      We have them to thank for every bite of food we eat. Think about it.

  • nothanks 1
    nothanks 1 10 days ago +2

    This is my first earthquake where I live in the state and near the epicenter here it was horrible omg the car just move like it was a pice of paper the trees it was the scariest thing I have ever experienced. I'm still in shock

  • Geminidragon76
    Geminidragon76 10 days ago +4

    I remember my first quake back in October of '88. I was 12 at the time and in my first year of middle school.

  • Kenneth Uhler
    Kenneth Uhler 10 days ago +8

    Very clear answers
    Very well spoken lady

    ÚLFHÉÐNAR 10 days ago +1

    I've been through a 6.9, and we couldn't even stay on our feet
    Thankfully I know how to build, and my home rode it out.
    I can't imagine a 7.6.

  • Allen A
    Allen A 4 days ago

    The quake did produce a local tsunami that pushed around a foot of seawater into the streets of Manzanillo/Colima, but it did little more than get floors wet and ruin footwear. There were buildings that got damaged and some people were killed or injured. One result of the national earthquake drill was that the authorities had not even completed their post-drill meetings and debriefings. So, all of the emergency teams were still together and had not taken their equipment back to their stations. The military emergency response teams were actually out in the streets, around their vehicles, when the quake started and all of the EMS teams were ready to respond immediately. That kept the death toll down, as trapped people did not spend hours waiting for someone to reach them.

  • Cindy Land
    Cindy Land 10 days ago +6

    Just my theory... I was born and raised in CA. I've experienced the 1971 Sylmar in February and right on top of the Whittier quake in October 1987. SF quake in October 1989 during the World Series. Interesting.... that after a heat wave then comes a cool down 67° last night, those extreme weather temps affect the Pacific Plates. Im not a rocket scientist but, my theory is when its hot stuff expands & cool down stuff contracts. Whittier's was in October, this one in September, Sylmar 1971 quake I believe was in February and 1989 SF quake was in October also. And with the Pacific Plates they're all connected like bones in a body, when one bone moves the entire body bone structure is affected. Just like the song. Neck bones connected to back bone, back connected to hip bone, hip bone connected the thigh bone. Etc etc.

  • sandra morey
    sandra morey 10 days ago +38

    As a Native Californian in my 80's, I have been through more EQs than you can shake a stick at. Best you can do is to have a plan & be prepared. This is a natural occurrence. It is not the end of the world, although it could be the end of your world if you are not prepared.

    • Kameelah Play
      Kameelah Play 3 days ago

      @Re L yes there will be that there will also be earthquakes in various places famines pestilence etc the thing is to stay ready so u ain’t got to get ready prepare mind body and soul take care Shalom

    • Kameelah Play
      Kameelah Play 9 days ago

      @Sue Prator we do and when we do we will be judged, nations and individuals are being judged

    • Re L
      Re L 9 days ago

      @Sue Prator Although Loma Prieta affected San Francisco, the epicenter was nearer Santa Cruz.

    • Sue Prator
      Sue Prator 10 days ago +1

      @Rhonda McKnight You must mean the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 in San Francisco, as I am a native SFer. I was born in 1949 so we also experienced one in 1957 that was epicentered in Hollister that was scary and aftershocks for days. I was 7 yrs old and had to walk home from school with the ground shaking...different times.

  • SMWFZ1190
    SMWFZ1190 10 days ago

    What if in an alternate timeline, Earth's continents move, split up, and rejoin much quicker(like within 20 years)? With the species evolving faster as well(even humans).

  • Brenda Drew
    Brenda Drew 10 days ago +10

    Wow, scary! Hope all are ok in Mexico City! smdh Sending prayers~❤🙏🙏

  • druxha
    druxha 10 days ago +2

    Dr Jones and the simple coincidence of major earthquakes 3 on the same date years apart was the poorest scenario I've yet to hear. Her comparison was truly rediculous. I was in 1985, 2017, and today, and many in-between. Nothing compared to 1985. Like to transport Dr Jones to that day and the next night with a 7.5 aftershock! She would never talk like this now!!

  • kay guzman
    kay guzman 10 days ago +7

    My husband is visiting there in Acambaro, Guanajuato. He called and said they felt it there. They were outside at a cemetery and they all felt nauseous before they felt the movement. No damage in his area.

    • Lauren
      Lauren 10 days ago +1

      @kay guzman the human dizzyness or nausea wd correlate to why especially cats suddenly become alert or run off immediately before visible earth shaking occurs, likely same thing...

    • kay guzman
      kay guzman 10 days ago

      @Lauren IDK, when he told me that ,it made sense to me. I actually googled it after your first comment and it seems to be a legit thing. I'm in Kentucky and have only ever encountered 1 earthquake that I know of. I was asleep and I was woken up by the feeling of falling out of bed. I thought I was dreaming until I saw the news. My son was taking a shower at the time, he said the wall appreared to move and he felt dizzy. Later that day we discovered a crack on the outside of our brick house , it was on the same wall as my bed. Lucky we don't get many EQ's in Kentucky, just tornadoes.

    • Lauren
      Lauren 10 days ago

      @kay guzman i wd think there wd have to b quite a bit of movement to do that, but perhaps the ground was moving from deep below them, they felt the deep tremors before they actually were visually evident on the surface. I encountered an earthquake in palm desert california in april 2016, really shook the bed at 430am and a very very loud long screeching sound like rock scraping rock, several hours later a wooden beam in our condo ceiling near the front door snapped in two, and thereafter the front door was hanging askew and would not stay open. I told the staff but they didnt seem to care at all that the structure may b compromised!

    • kay guzman
      kay guzman 10 days ago +1

      @Lauren that's what he said , I'm assuming from the ground moving under them. They were in a big open area outside. It can disrupt your equilibrium.

    • Lauren
      Lauren 10 days ago

      felt nauseous?

  • ʀ ᴏ ꜱ ᴇ-Vlog Go to My Channel

    My sister and nephew are in Puerto Vallarta, as they were heading down the 7 flights of stairs down , chunks of glass and walls were breaking all over them.
    They had to leave passports and their things behind. By luck my nephew had his cell phone in his pocket ( no charger) . The only way to communicate with them.
    Que Dios los bendiga.
    Prayers for everyone affected.

  • M i Α vℓσg gσ тσ му ¢haηηєℓ!

    My sister and nephew are in Puerto Vallarta, as they were heading down the 7 flights of stairs down , chunks of glass and walls were breaking all over them.
    They had to leave passports and their things behind. By luck my nephew had his cell phone in his pocket ( no charger) . The only way to communicate with them.
    Que Dios los bendiga.
    Prayers for everyone affected.

  • Azaria Rosalyn
    Azaria Rosalyn 8 days ago

    My sister and nephew are in Puerto Vallarta, as they were heading down the 7 flights of stairs down , chunks of glass and walls were breaking all over them.
    They had to leave passports and their things behind. By luck my nephew had his cell phone in his pocket ( no charger) . The only way to communicate with them.
    Que Dios los bendiga.
    Prayers for everyone affected.

  • Bukake Dembélé
    Bukake Dembélé 10 days ago +9

    Wow, the pacific plate is quite active as of lately. Taiwan a few days ago and now Mexico's west coast 😮

  • dobees 818
    dobees 818 10 days ago +4

    My question is why they happen on Sept 19th?
    September 19, 1985 8.5 Mexico City
    September 19, 2017 7.1 Mexico City
    September 19, 2022 7.2 Pacific Coast, hit Mexico City

  • 3x+1
    3x+1 10 days ago +24

    I live in Guadalajara and it felt hard here. I can't imagine the epic center.

  • Terry DeAmicis
    Terry DeAmicis 10 days ago +1

    We felt it in Vallarta. 250 miles away. It felt like the swaying lasted over a minute. It was scary.

  • Jackie Parker
    Jackie Parker 10 days ago +6

    My daughter lives in Pueblo Neuvo approximately 302 miles east of Tecoman and they felt it pretty good there.

  • Steve Sibaja
    Steve Sibaja 10 days ago +23

    Also lets not forget the Back to Back Earthquakes from the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquakes from July 4, and 5 from a 6.4 and a 7.1 Earthquake

    • Sgt Tim
      Sgt Tim 10 days ago +1

      Yeah... Wasn't That the Year that thee First Half of the giant "X" went across america, with the Traveling Solar Eclipse ?/!

    • Quetzalcoatl the Feathered Serpent
      Quetzalcoatl the Feathered Serpent 10 days ago +1

      I remember when that happened every single person was looking to see if it had any effect on the San Andrea's but apparently and thankfully, that fault didn't get the memo.

  • Lulu
    Lulu 10 days ago +7

    Hope this shift on the ocean floor diminishes the big quake supposed to take place in the near future.

  • Exciter
    Exciter 10 days ago +1

    Preserving your emotional state is the most important thing to do after the big quake if you survive it.

  • Cynthia Storer
    Cynthia Storer 10 days ago +1

    All afternoon I did review Mexico history so I'm really experiencing own heart attack... I hope everyone is safe.

  • Michael Sanchez
    Michael Sanchez 10 days ago +1

    A lot of my family lives in Coalcoman and in Colima as well. The epicenter is almost spot on where my grandfathers ranch is. This is crazy!

  • TippyLosOjos
    TippyLosOjos 10 days ago +1

    I live north of Mexico City and we felt good shaking for awhile. This is a very active seismic zone so I am not surprised and building on a lake bed doesn't help.

  • ItsmeNoobNite
    ItsmeNoobNite 10 days ago +4

    I felt it and I live in Aguascalientes.

  • Johnny Wang
    Johnny Wang 10 days ago +29

    Wasn't there a pretty large one that hit Taiwan yesterday? Is there a chain reaction going around pacific plate?

    • Lib Lib
      Lib Lib 10 days ago

      @3DsbsMx And this will happen every year around this time with magnitude going up till 9. That’s what has been predicted as well. In few years earth’s landscape will change.

    • Mochi
      Mochi 10 days ago

      @Lisa Lee He seems to do this quite well. Why no interviews with him?

    • 3DsbsMx
      3DsbsMx 10 days ago +1

      There will be a strong earthquake in the next days (or 2 weeks) where? Don’t know. But be prepared. Mark my words.

    • Cindy Land
      Cindy Land 10 days ago +1

      Just my theory... I was born and raised in CA. I've experienced the Sylmar/Northridge and right on top of the Whittier quake. Interesting that after a heat wave then comes a cool down 67° last night that those extreme weather temps affect the Pacific Plates. My theory is when its hot stuff expands & cool down stuff contracts. Whittier's was in October, this one in September, Sylmar 1971 quake I believe was in February as well. Just my theory.

    • Brenda Bautista
      Brenda Bautista 10 days ago +2

      Dutchsinse has been calling this since the Papau New Guinea quake around two weeks ago. It is chronicled in his recent videos, starting at that time....

  • Robert Foster
    Robert Foster 7 days ago

    Having two quakes of this magnitude is definitely alarming.
    Lucy is amazing but remember she works for the Government.
    So if there is something bigger brewing.. she’s not going to state it .

  • Richard Barrow
    Richard Barrow 10 days ago +41

    It's the"earthquake lady" she was the seismic voice of California back in the last century.

  • Amber Lasater
    Amber Lasater 10 days ago +1

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all there

  • Vile
    Vile 10 days ago +1

    I was inside the subway when it happened wagons were shaking like crazy I hope there was no damage done to the elevated area of the subway

  • mopthermopther
    mopthermopther 10 days ago +18

    ❤️Dios bendiga a Mexìco ❤️

  • Kathleen Porter
    Kathleen Porter 10 days ago +4

    Sending my prayers 🙏 ❤️

  • David Rodenborn
    David Rodenborn 10 days ago +8

    My second one on this date and 4th big one since 2017 when I moved to Mexico....Felt them in 1 in Mexico 2 in Oaxaca and now Vallarta....September isnt over.....for some reason a historically active eartquake month here.

  • Steven S
    Steven S 10 days ago +3

    I was in the Northridge Earth Quake and it was around in the morning. I really thought someone was slamming my bed up and down. our patio door bouced off and lean on our wall on the out side. i wa sabout 5 miles from the epicenter. Thank God our condo was all electic. when we went outside (it was still dark out, you can see all the fires glowing and hear all the car alarms going off. we were up in the foothills so you could see below.

    • al roberts
      al roberts 10 days ago +1

      Northridge quake was a 7.7 not what usgs said. I call them LIARS. They reduced it for Insurance reasons.

  • Manuel Gomez
    Manuel Gomez 10 days ago +1

    I was in the middle of it when it happend crazy to see it and experience it

  • J. Whisper
    J. Whisper 10 days ago +9

    Felt it! Patzcuaro, Michoacan! Lot of movement.

  • Klaus Uhlig
    Klaus Uhlig 9 days ago

    I live in Mexico for me its my 3rd one, it's even hard to just listen to trying to describe it, for this one I was outside holding on to my roll bars on my dune buggy,

  • Jack N
    Jack N 10 days ago +7

    I have a feeling tragic things are on the way, for many nations across the world. Pray. Please.

    • Jack N
      Jack N 10 days ago

      @Re L Yep. I believe we're coming towards the 7 year tribulation period. But like the Bible says, only the father knows. Unfortunately, it gets worse than just famines and earthquakes. Revelations speaks of Christians being beheaded. I say unfortunately, but whats better than dying for the man who gave us life? Everlasting life also.Through the signs, we will know roughly when he's coming, but never the exact moment.

    • Re L
      Re L 10 days ago +2

      Jesus said in Matt 24 that earthquakes and famines and wars would be a sign of the birth pains before He returns. There will be a time of great Tribulation. The whole world will be affected by it. The book of Daniel in the Bible says there would a 7-year period at the end of history that would be the last 7 turbulent years before Jesus returns.

    • Jack N
      Jack N 10 days ago +1

      @James Nguyen The only way for people to prepare is for them to be aware. You cannot be aware, unless somebody says something.

    • James Nguyen
      James Nguyen 10 days ago +1

      Dont say tgat

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 10 days ago +1

    I hope everyone is safe.

  • Quetzalcoatl the Feathered Serpent

    There was just several earthquakes in the past couple days and week or two in the Asian Pacific. I wonder if there there is a connection.

  • kathy babienco
    kathy babienco 10 days ago +9

    1964 northern California, my bed walked across the room in the middle of the night. Earthquakes .were fairly common but that one scared me.

    • Barton Percival
      Barton Percival 7 days ago

      @Kathy H Yes 9.2 and the shaking lasted for over 4 minutes. It's the 3rd largest recorded earthquake ever!!!!!!!!! 👍

    • kathy babienco
      kathy babienco 10 days ago +1

      @Kathy H I remember several but that Alaska one produced a huge tsunami that just decimated parts of Crescent City, Eureka, Petrolia, Ferndale, ànd other small towns along the coast. We watched bridges was away, houses and farm animals, vehicles, etc. Being carried down the river. Now they have tsunami escape routes that direct traffic away from the coast and up a hill in case of a tsunami. I was 6 years old at that time. It was terrifying but i remember churches and schools raising money ànd cloth drives etc. To help our classmates that had lost everything.

    • Kathy H
      Kathy H 10 days ago +1

      That WAS a scary one! Wasn’t it a 9.2 from Alaska?

    • Mr.Regenold
      Mr.Regenold 10 days ago +1

      You are the memory of this thread. Great memories Kathy 🫖🍋☕

    • Trevor Bruce
      Trevor Bruce 10 days ago

      Lol I read this and immediately imagined your bed just getting up and making you a cup of coffee.
      Granted, I live in Las Vegas so the grass is quite influencial.

  • Erendira Ramirez
    Erendira Ramirez 10 days ago +8

    It was felt in it was felt in Michoacán, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Puebla,Mexico City

  • ꧁🌺𝓜𝓒🌺꧂
    ꧁🌺𝓜𝓒🌺꧂ 10 days ago +3

    Significant earthquakes happening around the world within eight days. First Papua new guinea 7.6 Taiwan 6.8 and now Mexico.

  • Gina Boughton
    Gina Boughton 10 days ago +2

    I'm going to go out on a limb and make a prediction of many natural disasters this week. Praying for all! 🙏 You all stay safe and be vigilante of your surroundings.

  • Ck1 abe
    Ck1 abe 10 days ago +1

    I'm 51, and my 1st experience of an earthquake was back in 1994, January, I believe that it happened between 4.30am and 5am, closer to 5am, at the time, some of us from my platoon of dump truck drivers were staying at ft Irwin, ntc, opforce training, and a buddy of mine woke me up to pull guard duty/fire watch, well we're in the latrine prepping for the day, when all of a sudden, the washer and dryer started shaking and the latrine walls that divide the toilets were shaking, now mind you, the washer and dryer were not being used, so he and I started to freak out a little bit lol, then, later on that morning at breakfast in the chow hall, the news was on about an earthquake that hit LA and messed up Lax pretty bad, so when we put the two together, we realized that it was the aftershocks on the scale of about 6, and the LA quake was 8? I believe, also, I from the west Texas area SE New Mexico and, we don't have earthquakes here, maybe a rumble of 2-3 , but yeah, uh no, wild and crazy stuff nature goes through with its growing pains.

    • Ck1 abe
      Ck1 abe 10 days ago

      @Re L yeah, I can't imagine what ya'll went through near the epicenter of the quakes, I only felt the aftershocks and that was a hairy feeling

    • Re L
      Re L 10 days ago

      Northridge quake January 17, 1994; The following year on the same date Jan. 17, 1995 Kobe, Japan quake of 7.2
      I was both times taking a mini vacation at the same hotel in Monterey, CA. when each occurred.
      At the time, they were the two most costly earthquakes ever. I think Northridge is still the most costly.

  • Jay
    Jay 10 days ago +1

    Hope all is well and nobody was seriously injured?

  • Stone W
    Stone W 10 days ago +2

    They just had a 6.9 earthquake in Taiwan yesterday all the way across the Pacific! I live in Hawaii and we are susceptible to tsunamis and earthquakes as well on the Big Island where I live...

  • GMarie T
    GMarie T 10 days ago +3

    7 steps to Earthquake safety !

  • Steve Sibaja
    Steve Sibaja 10 days ago +28

    The 3rd time Mexico hits a Earthquake on the same day on September 19 1985, 2017, 2022

  • Ross Meldrum
    Ross Meldrum 10 days ago +5

    Stands to reason you have an earthquake half way around the world in Taiwan and now same thing in this half of the planet. My father always said bad things happen in threes.

  • Stephen White
    Stephen White 10 days ago +6

    Was pretty strong here and we are 200 miles away from the epicenter.

  • RicciCrozzie
    RicciCrozzie 10 days ago +8

    Thank you for showing us the earthquake areas that sustained damage,From SPACE ! You do know there's a thing called " zoom" ?

  • Dave lowinger
    Dave lowinger 10 days ago +1

    Thanks Dr Lucy great description made it worth watching

  • The Jokke Rulez
    The Jokke Rulez 10 days ago +1

    It didn't feel so bad here in Puebla City, but we are also kind of far away.

  • JUMP3217
    JUMP3217 10 days ago +5

    Estuvo potente we... Otra vez en 19 de Septiembre, con ésta es la tercera y dos veces el 17 de Septiembre... Demasiada coincidencia para ser cierto.. Y retiemble en sus centros las tierra!! ✌️😎

  • Sandy Carey
    Sandy Carey 10 days ago +6

    God bless them. These natural disasters are coming more often and stronger.. really makes you think.

    • amanda groves
      amanda groves 10 days ago +3

      It's just the birth pangs rejoice in it though because Jesus is coming soon ❤

    • Kathy H
      Kathy H 10 days ago +3

      @Re L amen! And these are only birth pangs! The catastrophic weather and events will get much worse, we all better make sure we are right with the Lord! It’s coming soon

    • Re L
      Re L 10 days ago +3

      Matt 24...Jesus said,, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the BEGINNING of birth pains."
      Famine is coming and earthquakes are ramping up. Not to mention wars.
      The birth pains are those that precede Jesus' return. A time of great Tribulation is coming, also talked about in Matt 24.

  • Nadine
    Nadine 10 days ago +1

    In san bernardino California, the city College (valley) has an earthquake seismic machine. It's constantly registering small quakes daily. Cal state university san bernardino had a program regarding earthquakes. (Don't know if they still do) san bernardino sits right on top of the san Andres fault. Also since the 1990s the campus has enlarged with multiple storied buildings. Whomever approved that may be wishing they hadn't if California gets a big shake..

  • Helen Walker
    Helen Walker 10 days ago +1

    That’s when I lived in Barstow. Our bed was rocking. I had statues rocking back and forth on top of my armore very scary.

  • Alex Wayne
    Alex Wayne 10 days ago +1

    I'm from Colima, men, that was insane 🥺

    MXCHAEL 10 days ago +7

    Weird that all Mexico major earthquakes happen on September 19th

  • Jason Frank
    Jason Frank 10 days ago +14

    Hurricane and Earthquakes closely related

    • B A
      B A 10 days ago +2


  • Cecilia Martinez
    Cecilia Martinez 10 days ago +2

    Please let's pray for all affected by this earthquake 🙏🙏😭😭

  • Mik Barb
    Mik Barb 10 days ago

    It's the 8-10 you have to watch out for and how long
    The quake lasts then the resulting aftershocks
    My condolences the people
    And their families who's lives were lost if any

  • Alexa Arroyos
    Alexa Arroyos 10 days ago +4

    I'm in Grullo Jalisoc and we felt it pretty strong

    • Jess
      Jess 10 days ago

      Orgullo Grullense ♥️ animo 🙏🏻 Dios los bendiga

  • The1Mustache3
    The1Mustache3 9 days ago

    I am from Glendale CA. I was in 3rd grade when Northridge happened. Facades of apartment buildings fell off, made it look like a dollhouse. The freeway collapsed and a CHP officer drove off it to his death. This was a big quake.

    • Chal Lloyd
      Chal Lloyd 9 days ago

      Omg, I remember that one. Worst I've ever been in. Left California the next year.

  • Don
    Don 10 days ago +13

    seismic activity is happening throughout our solar system. The earth's magnetic field is weakening and shifting, the earth is spinning slightly faster. It would be nice to see scientists look at this and make some honest conclusions.

    • Angel Luis Espada 1970🍀
      Angel Luis Espada 1970🍀 10 days ago +1

      @Grand ma you get that too. 😀 before a small quake hit New York City, I fell dizzy 8 seconds the minor shaking.

    • Angel Luis Espada 1970🍀
      Angel Luis Espada 1970🍀 10 days ago +1

      the earth doesn't spin 😆 the sun and moon revolves around the plane(t). we are under the firmament.

    • Grand ma
      Grand ma 10 days ago

      Don, would that explain my vertigo coming to haunt me? 😒

    • ItAintRocketScience
      ItAintRocketScience 10 days ago +1

      Your Daddy is on his way.. That's what's happening. 💯😉

  • figgettit
    figgettit 10 days ago +2

    felt like at least a minute in mexico city

  • Edgar Resendiz
    Edgar Resendiz 10 days ago +23

    Today is the Anniversary of the earthquake that did lots of damage 1985

  • paola hidalgo
    paola hidalgo 10 days ago +15

    i Live in Mexico City and felt very strong

    • James Nguyen
      James Nguyen 10 days ago


    • Kai Ikaika
      Kai Ikaika 10 days ago

      Yes it felt strong. But occilatory. Those aren't as dangerous.

  • Mindy Gail Ziegler Ziegler

    Love you, Dr. Jones❤

  • Crystal m
    Crystal m 10 days ago

    how awful. i was born in 1972 and have lived in california all my life. i always heard horror story about sylmar earthquake.