The magnitude 7.6 earthquake which rattled the Mexican capital on Monday was an extremely, unlikely coincidence. Three powerful and devastating earthquakes have now struck Mexico on Sept. 19 — in 1985, 2017 and now 2022.
Coincidently, the last two quakes also came shortly after the annual earthquake drill conducted every Sept. 19 to commemorate the devastating 1985 temblor. This time luckily only two deaths have been reported with a few hundred injuries. More than 200 buildings were damaged, including dozens of schools and health centres. Most of the damage was in those Pacific states, close to the Michoacan epicentre. On the morning of Sept. 19, 1985, a massive 8.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the centre, south and west of the country, leaving some 9,500 dead.
On Sept. 19, 2017, another massive quake hit Mexico, a mag 7.1, which happened just 11 days after a massive mag 8.2 struck the west coast which was the biggest Mexican earthquake in 100 years.
Today—Sept. 21, 2022.
About 230 whales have been stranded on Tasmania’s west coast, just days after 14 sperm whales were found beached on an island off the southeastern coast. The pod, which is stranded on Ocean Beach, appears to be pilot whales and at least half are presumed to still be alive, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania said Wednesday.
Incredibly, a similar event happened in the same spot two years ago to the day. I quoted then, on TBW that the whale stranding on the Tasmanian coast was the largest recorded in the state's history, authorities claimed almost 500 pilot whales stranded. I said at the time; "in my 12 years of reporting mass whale strandings I had never reported a total anywhere near this number, it is an absolute astonishing stranding!" Now two years later to the day almost 250 pilot whales are stranded at exactly the same spot, why? Full story
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