6.7 Magnitude Earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico’s western Guerrero state Saturday night, shaking buildings and causing some panic just over 100 miles away in the nation’s capital. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries although there were some power failures in parts of the city and residents ran out of buildings and gathered in the streets outside.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that a tsunami is not expected along the California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska coast.

Magnitude 6.7
Location 18.038°N, 99.796°W
Depth 64.9 km (40.3 miles)
Distances 42 km (26 miles) SW of Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico
56 km (34 miles) ESE of Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico
62 km (38 miles) NNW of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico
166 km (103 miles) SSW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.5 km (9.0 miles); depth +/- 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Parameters NST=488, Nph=488, Dmin=140.3 km, Rmss=0.78 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc000753u

Source and author: earthquake.usgs.gov

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