Thursday, April 7, 2011

Strong 6.5M Quake Hits Mexico

Map of Mexico  Courtesy: USGS

Magnitude 6.5 - VERACRUZ, MEXICO

2011 April 07 13:11:24 UTC 

Mexico City and nearby towns were shaken today by a magnitude-6.5 earthquake. The epicenter was located near Las Choapas, a town of about 83,000 residents about 370 miles (600 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. 

According to initial reports, buildings swayed and people ran from their homes, schools, and businesses, but there were no immediate reports of serious injury or major damage.   Since this story is just developing, we expect to have more details later today.

Location17.431°N, 93.978°W
Depth167.4 km (104.0 miles)
Distances91 km (56 miles) SSE of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
118 km (73 miles) NW of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
127 km (78 miles) WSW of Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
590 km (366 miles) ESE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)   Event ID usc0002kru

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