Sunday, June 16, 2013

Earthquake caused landslide in Mexico

M 5.8 strong earthquake shakes Mexico today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 22km W of Jolalpan. It was 33.4 miles deep.

The epicenter was in Guerrero state near the border of Puebla.

Mexico earthquake caused landslides along several roads and collapsed walls in Jiutepec, Morelos. Luckily no injury has been reported (earthquake damage report below).

Mexico is one of the world's most seismologically active regions. 

05:19 UTC (local time 2013-06-15 22:19 @ epicenter)

Mexico Earthquake Damage Report
- Landslide in Tetipac -Taxco road, the road is closed and alternate routes are being used.
- Landslide in Iguala-Chilpancingo road.
- Landslide in Iguala-Cuernavaca road.
- In Morelos another landlide caused material damage in 10 homes without causing injuries.
- In the city of Jiutepec, Morelos 2 walls collapsed.
- The roof of a shopping mall called “Plaza Galerias” in Morelos was damaged.
- In Taxco the facade of the church Santa Prisca was damaged.
- Plastic ceiling felled in the municipal building “Sentimientos de la Nación” in Chilpancingo.
- In Iguala debris from 2 homes caused damage.

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
V (Moderate): Tlatenchi and Jojutla de Juarez.
IV (Light): Puente de Ixtla, Copalillo, Tehuixtla, Tlaquiltenango, Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Puebla de Zaragoza, Toluca and Pachuca de Soto

Epicenter Location
22 km (14mi) W of Jolalpan, Mexico
31 km (19mi) E of Huitzuco de los Figueroa, Mexico
34 km (21mi) SSE of Jojutla de Juarez, Mexico
35 km (22mi) SSE of Tlaquiltenango, Mexico
122 km (76mi) S of Mexico City, Mexico

Click for detail report on this earthquake

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 16, 2013

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