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Very strong and shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Michoacan, Mexico

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Michoacan, Mexico on April 11, 2012 at 22:55:10 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 143 km (88 miles) NW of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico (18.272°N, 102.732°W). The depth of epicenter was at 20 km (12.4 miles).

There was no tsunami danger as the earthquake occurred below land.

So far no reports of damage or injuries. As the epicenter is located in a wilderness area with only a limited number of roads but with a limited agrarian community, we expect reports to ripple in after many hours.

This earthquake is of a completely different type than the massive March 20 earthquake. Also the epicenter area is in a different part of the country.

Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 22:55:10 UTC
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 05:55:10 PM at epicenter
Location 18.272°N, 102.732°W
Depth 20 km (12.4 miles)
Region MICHOACAN, MEXICO
Distances 69 km (42 miles) NW of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico
129 km (80 miles) SSW of Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico
143 km (88 miles) NW of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
384 km (238 miles) WSW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 2.7 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters NST=537, Nph=537, Dmin=224.9 km, Rmss=1.14 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=B
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00090z0

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