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.
|Depth||20 km (12.4 miles)|
|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
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