A number of webpages for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration featured alerts that pages would not be updated.
Parts of the U.S. and Canada have been issued tsunami warnings after the 8.0-magnitude quake.
Foiling terror attacks also is down to God, according to the Israeli Defense Force.
Loreto, Mexico, which has a population of about 11,000, was the town closest to the quake.
"It's beyond comprehension."
Other vulnerable countries have had systems in place for years.
The Hayward fault has been dubbed a "tectonic time bomb."
Earthquake prediction is a science, but it can't give us all the answers we might want.
It shook the country early Saturday morning.
The last major earthquake from this zone was in 1700.
The quake was the second recorded in New Caledonia in 12 hours and the third in a month.
A team from the Institute of Archaeology at Goethe University made the last-minute discovery after the excavation had already wrapped.
The "really big one" is set to hit the Pacific Northwest any day now, and here are some predictions of how that might unfold.
Officials apologized on Thursday night for previously confirming, then denying, the existence of Frida Sofia, admitting that someone may still be alive under the rubble.
The girl was initially described as a 12-year-old student called Frida Sofía but no girl with that name appear in the school records.
The temblor occurred near where an earthquake and a tsunami caused a nuclear meltdown six years ago.