Friday, April 12, 2013

Tremor felt in Mexico City and Ixtapa

Ixtapa_earthquake_epicenter_map
M 5.2 moderate earthquake shakes Mexico City and Ixtapa today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 70 km far from Ixtapa. It was 33.3 miles deep.

Tremor was even felt in capital Mexico City located about 290 km far from epicenter.

Several people rushed out from their building in Ixtapa. Some people from Ixtapa are reporting minor cracks in their walls but it is yet to be officially confirmed.

The 1985 Mexico City earthquake claimed lives of 10,000 plus. Earthquake also produced Tsunami.

Feel free to add your experience with this earthquake in the comment section below.

03:45 UTC (local time Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:45 PM @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
29 km SE of Tres Palos, Guerrero, Mexico
44 km NNE of Zihuatanejo, Mexico
56 km NNW of Petatlan, Mexico
83 km SW of Huetamo de Nunez, Mexico

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 12, 2013
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