Posted by Rick on March 12, 2011, 6:38 am
Nice to hear the descriptions of yesterday's rare event on the beach. Just for fun, the epicenter of the quake was estimated at |
38 20 20 North by 142 57 20 East
the Lat / Long of our beach is estimated at
19 16 30 North by 104 48 6 West
On the surface of the earth, that is a distance of 10,490 kilometers.
The time of the quake was estimated to be about 11:46 p.m. local here in La Manzanilla on the night of Thursday, March 10th.
Let's just say that the "event" at our beach commenced at about 2 p.m. in the afternoon of Friday, March 11th.
Speed of the wave? 735 kilometers / hour!!! or about 457 miles / hour!!!
The latest version of the 747 has a normal speed of 570 miles / hour. Wave is doing 80% of a 747.
So, think of that the next time you're on the mud flats driving outside of Ajijic and you look down and you're at 120 km / hr (OK 145 for some of you) and you're at about 1/6th the speed of that wave!
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