Friday, April 18, 2014

Powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico, buildings shaken in capital. There are no immediate reports of any major damage

earthquake hit Mexico
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Mexico on Friday in the western state of Guerrero, north of the resort of Acapulco. The quake shook the capital Mexico City for at least 30 seconds, with building swaying as people fled on to the streets.

The city was reportedly more crowded than usual because of the Easter holiday. Despite the relative severity of the quake there are no immediate reports of any major damage. 

Mexico City is vulnerable to earthquakes because much of it is built on the muddy sediments of drained lakes, which are vulnerable to shock waves from quakes.

In 1985, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City, even though the epicenter was 400 kilometers away on the Pacific Coast.
There is no threat of a tsunami according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
DETAILS TO FOLLOW...[rt.com]
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  • M 7.3 - GUERRERO, MEXICO - 2014-04-18 14:27:29 UTC ....39 km N of Tecpan de Galeana....local time: 09:27.

MagnitudeMw 7.3
RegionGUERRERO, MEXICO
Date time2014-04-18 14:27:29.0 UTC
Location17.59 N ; 100.79 W
Depth40 km
Distances268 km SW of Iztapalapa, Mexico / pop: 1,820,888 / local time: 09:27:29.0 2014-04-18
137 km W of Chilpancingo de los Bravos, Mexico / pop: 165,250 / local time: 09:27:29.0 2014-04-18
39 km N of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico / pop: 14,638 / local time: 09:27:29.0 2014-04-18
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M7.2 - 36km NNW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico 


Event Time

  1. 2014-04-18 14:27:26 UTC
  2. 2014-04-18 07:27:26 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-04-18 17:27:26 UTC+03:00 system time

Location

17.552°N 100.816°W depth=24.0km (14.9mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 36km (22mi) NNW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico
  2. 48km (30mi) E of Petatlan, Mexico
  3. 56km (35mi) NW of Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico
  4. 78km (48mi) E of Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  5. 273km (170mi) SW of Mexico City, Mexico


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1 comment:

  1. At least one building was damaged in Mexico City, 165 miles (265 kilometers) northeast of where the quake was centered.....

    But there were no reports of major damage, said Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera.

    Mexico City's secretary of civil protection, Fausto Lugo, said electricity was lost in some parts of the capital and that some people reported being trapped inside elevators, but that there were no reports of injuries.

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