Magnitude 6.0 deep earthquake hit Guerrero, Mexico

Magnitude 6.0 deep earthquake hit Guerrero, Mexico

Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.0 hit Guerrero, Mexico on November 15, 2012 at 09:20 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) E of Tlalchapa, Mexico and 17 km (10 miles) NW of Arcelia, Mexico at coordinates 18.407°N, 100.373°W. Recorded depth by USGS was 60.9 km (37.8 miles).

GDACS estimated that this earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. About 1 460 000 people within 100 km.


  • Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 09:20:23 UTC
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 03:20:23 AM at epicenter
Location18.407°N, 100.373°W
Depth60.9 km (37.8 miles)
Distances10 km (6 miles) E of Tlalchapa, Mexico
17 km (10 miles) NW of Arcelia, Mexico
31 km (19 miles) ENE of Ciudad Altamirano, Mexico
55 km (34 miles) W of Teloloapan, Mexico
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 11.8 km (7.3 miles); depth +/- 7.9 km (4.9 miles)
ParametersNST=518, Nph=540, Dmin=162.5 km, Rmss=1.2 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc000dsyl

Featured image: EMSC + Google Earth 

Tags: mexico


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