Friday, April 18, 2014

7.5 earthquake shakes Mexico City, Acapulco

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Mexico on Friday in the western state of Guerrero, north of the resort of Acapulco. The quake shook the capital Mexico City for at least 30 seconds, with building swaying as people fled on to the streets.

Though 2 buoys are currently in event mode off the coast, no tsunami statement has been issued as of the time of this post. Will update as needed.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Notice! This is a computer-generated report - this event has not reviewed by a seismologist!
EDIS Number:EQ-20140418-400488-MEX 
Magnitude:7.5
Mercalli scale:10
Date-Time [UTC]:18 April, 2014 at 16:27:29 UTC
Local Date/Time:Friday, April 18, 2014 at 16:27 in the afternoon at epicenter
Coordinate:17° 33.240, 100° 53.700
Depth:51.8 km (32.19 miles)
Hypocentrum:Shallow depth
Class:Major
Region:North-America
Country:Mexico
Location:0.37 km (0.23 miles) SE of Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero, Mexico
Source:USGS
Generated Tsunami:Not or no data!
Damage:Not or no data
The potential impact of the earthquake
Most buildings and their foundations are destroyed. Some bridges are destroyed. Dams are seriously damaged. Large landslides occur. Water is thrown on the banks of canals, rivers, lakes. The ground cracks in large areas. Railroad tracks are bent slightly.

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