Very strong and shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico

Very strong and shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico at 17:36 UTC on April 2, 2012 according to USGS. The epicenter was located 27 km (17 miles) SSE (148°) from Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico (16.477°N, 98.287°W). The depth of epicenter was at 12.3 km (7.6 miles).

This is an aftershock of March 20th 7.4 magnitude earthquake: Dangerous 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico

There was no tsunami danger as the epicenter of the earthquake is below the Mexican mainland. There are no nuclear plants or Hydrodams in the greater epicenter area.

No reports of damage so far. Updates will be posted accordingly.

  • Monday, April 02, 2012 at 17:36:43 UTC
  • Monday, April 02, 2012 at 12:36:43 PM at epicenter
Location16.477°N, 98.287°W
Depth12.3 km (7.6 miles)
Distances158 km (98 miles) SSW of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico 174 km (108 miles) SE of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico 175 km (108 miles) ESE of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico 338 km (210 miles) SSE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 15 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 7.7 km (4.8 miles)
ParametersNST=379, Nph=379, Dmin=329.5 km, Rmss=1.01 sec, Gp= 47°, M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=B
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


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