M6.0 earthquake - 9km E of Tlalchapa, Mexico, Thursday, 15 November 2012 at 09:20 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Villa Madero, 14 km northwest of Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico, on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:20 (America/Mexico_City)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Villa Madero, 14 km northwest of Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico, on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:20 (America/Mexico_City)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 61 km depth

15 Nov 09:45 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
Date & time: Nov 15, 2012 09:20:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:20 (America/Mexico_City)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 60.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.4069°N / 100.373°W (Villa Madero, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.407°S / 79.627°E
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NW of Arcelia (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) E of Ciudad Altamirano (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) W of Teloloapan (Centro) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SSW of Tejupilco de Hidalgo (México) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ESE of Huetamo de Nuñez (Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WSW of Taxco (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) W of Iguala de la Independencia (pop: 118,500) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NW of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SW of Ixtapalapa (Mexico City) (pop: 1,815,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.060 km ESTADO DE MEXICO, MEXICOEMSC
6.058 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ
6.061 km9km E of Tlalchapa, MexicoUSGS
6.240 km26 km al SURESTE de CD ALTAMIRANO, GROSSN
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User reports for this quake (14)

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68352 Fairbury Ne / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
mexico d.f. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Coyoacan, Mexico DF / Weak shaking (MMI III)
huixquilucan, estado de mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puebla (Mexico, 228 km E of epicenter) : Pues es sismo lo sentí a las 3:20 Am y pues fue mucho mas trepidatorio pero con pocas ondas oscilatorias y duro bastante como unos 25 segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Mexico City (Mexico, 161 km NE of epicenter) : Reportes del temblor del 15 nov 2012 a las 9:20 (3:20 AM local) en México (Guerrero). Reunión de un conjunto de observaciones del personal de la Unidad de Investigación en Inmunología, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, México D. F. México. Comp (reported through EMSC)  
Mexico City (Mexico, 161 km NE of epicenter) : It wake me up, felt longer, 2 separate movements where felt. Windows and structure of building sound scary, everything seems ok (reported through EMSC)  
Mexico City (Mexico, 161 km NE of epicenter) : We were asleep and the shaking woke us up. It felt much worse than the official magnitude (reported through EMSC)  
Tlalnepantla (Mexico, 165 km NE of epicenter) : All Mexico City in order (reported through EMSC)  
Mexico City (Mexico, 161 km NE of epicenter) : Nothing more serious than a few crooked frames and a good scare. (reported through EMSC)  
Mexico City (Mexico, 161 km NE of epicenter) : Muchos ruidos en la habitación estaba dormido y los mismos me despertaron (reported through EMSC)  
Mexico City (Mexico, 153 km NE of epicenter) : At my house everybody were sleeping and woke up. Everything is ok but felt hard. (reported through EMSC)  
Ocoyoacac (Mexico, 124 km NE of epicenter) : it lasted relative long, and it was felt in an area that is not known as a heave eq zone (reported through EMSC)  
Mexico City (Mexico, 141 km NE of epicenter) : Sehr lange, über 1 min. (reported through EMSC)  
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    | M 3.6 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
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    60 km (37 mi) distance
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  • 24 Apr 2013 17:48 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
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    31 km (19 mi) distance
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  • 30 Mar 2013 03:36 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
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    8 km (5 mi) distance
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  • 30 Mar 2013 02:57 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
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    43 km (27 mi) distance
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  • 27 Mar 2013 15:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
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    21 km (13 mi) distance
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  • 22 Mar 2013 18:50 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
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    29 km (18 mi) distance
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  • 21 Mar 2013 21:22 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
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    43 km (26 mi) distance
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  • 17 Mar 2013 18:12 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
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    28 km (17 mi) distance
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  • 17 Mar 2013 09:16 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
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    40 km (25 mi) distance
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  • 26 Feb 2013 01:18 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
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    29 km (18 mi) distance
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  • 18 Feb 2013 15:23 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
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    29 km (18 mi) distance
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  • 13 Feb 2013 18:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
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    32 km (20 mi) distance
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  • 11 Feb 2013 14:43 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
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    52 km (32 mi) distance
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  • 04 Feb 2013 22:22 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
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    32 km (20 mi) distance
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  • 23 Jan 2013 20:32 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
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    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Jan 2013 06:15 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
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    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
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