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    Posted April 11, 2012 by
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    Major 7.0 Earthquake strikes Mexico

     
    Michoacán, Mexico - A major 7.0 earthquake has struck western Mexico in the state of Michoacán is a sparsely populated region of the state. The earthquake was felt as far away as Mexico City prompting some building evacuations.

    Earthquake Details
    • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
    Magnitude
    7.0
    Date-Time
    • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 22:55:16 UTC
    • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 05:55:16 PM at epicenter
    Location
    18.390°N, 102.652°W
    Depth
    65.6 km (40.8 miles)
    Region
    MICHOACAN, MEXICO
    Distances
    • 51 km (32 miles) SW (231°) from La Mira, Michoacán, Mexico
    • 61 km (38 miles) NW (312°) from Las Guacamayas, Michoacán, Mexico
    • 64 km (40 miles) NW (316°) from La Orilla, Michoacán, Mexico
    • 130 km (81 miles) SSW (208°) from Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico
    • 336 km (209 miles) WNW (301°) from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico


    Damage – Light to moderate / heavy damage is expected. Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction. The predominant vulnerable building types are mud wall and adobe block with concrete bond beam construction.

    Aftershocks - Expect damaging aftershocks for up to 48 hours in the region.

    Tsunami Watch / Warning: No tsunami Watches or Warnings have been issued for the Pacific basin.



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