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

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 9km E of Tlalchapa, Mexico, on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:20 (America/Mexico_City)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 9km E of Tlalchapa, 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: 15 Nov 2012 09:20:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:20 (America/Mexico_City)
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 60.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.4069°N / 100.373°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NW of Arcelia (pop: 18,700)
15 km (9 mi) N of San José Poliutla (Tlapehuala) (pop: 3,090)
23 km (14 mi) ESE of Cutzamala de Pinzon (Cutzamala de Pinzón) (pop: 4,900)
25 km (16 mi) NE of Tlapehuala (pop: 8,650)
27 km (17 mi) N of San Miguel Totolapan (pop: 4,320)
32 km (20 mi) E of Ciudad Altamirano (pop: 25,200)
173 km (108 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
174 km (108 mi) SW of Iztapalapa (pop: 1,815,800)
Primary data source: USGS
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.060 km ESTADO DE MEXICO, MEXICOEMSC
M 6.058 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ
M 6.061 km9km E of Tlalchapa, MexicoUSGS
M 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. Compilación Juan Antonio Giménez Scherer, el 15 noviembre (9:30 AM local)/ Las respuestas al cuestionario precedente son las mias en Naucalpan. Zona de colinas al oeste del Valle de México, zona generalmente poco sensible a los sismos Contreras (SW de la ciudad de México): 1) 1 persona. Despertada por los ladridos de los perros, sintiendo luego el movimiento fuerte y con ruidos de objetos. En planta baja y sin daños. 2) Otra persona lo sintió moderado en la misma zona. Atizapan (NW de la Ciudad de México): 3) 1 persona. Despertada por el ruido prolongado, movimiento proporcionalmente leve. Sin daños en la casa. Naucalpan (NW de la Ciudad de México): 4, 5) 2 personas independientes, dormidas: no lo sintieron, sin daños. --- Zona central y “más sensible” a sismos en la ciudad de México. 6) Delegación Cuauhtemoc: Laboratorio de un hospital construido posterior al sismo de 1985, en el tercer piso. Algún objeto ligero caído. Sin daños. Lugar vacio al momento del sismo. 7) Delegación Benito Juarez: 1 persona despertada, sentido bastante fuerte, sin daños. 8) Colonia Agricola oriental: 1 persona despertada, ruido y movimiento fuerte, sin daños. 9) cuatro personas: No despertaron y no los sintieron------ Oriente del valle de México - Zona poco sensible a los sismos- Nezahualcoyotl 10) 1 persona, dormida no lo sintió, sin daños. 11) 1 persona fue despertada por la alarma sísmica en la televisión, a pesar de lo cual percibió el sismo solo muy ligero. ---- Iguala, Estado de Guerrero 12) Familia de un colega: Se sintió fuerte. Sin daños, todos bien Comentarios: Sismo mediano, cercano y durante la noche. Sentido claramente por parte de la población, pero sin daños. Parece apartarse de otras observaciones porque se sintió proporcionalmente más fuerte en la zona montañosa al poniente del Valle de México, proximal al foco del sismo y que normalmente casi no responde a temblores, incluso 2 o 3 grados mayores, pero procedentes de otras direcciones desde Guerrero y Oaxaca. (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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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 9km E of Tlalchapa, Mexico, Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:20 (America/Mexico_City)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (38 quakes):
  • 07 May 2013 04:30 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
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    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 24 Apr 2013 17:48 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 30 Mar 2013 03:36 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 30 Mar 2013 02:57 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Mar 2013 15:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 22 Mar 2013 18:50 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 21 Mar 2013 21:22 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
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    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 Mar 2013 18:12 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
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    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 Mar 2013 09:16 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
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    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 26 Feb 2013 01:18 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
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    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 18 Feb 2013 15:23 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    54 km (33.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 Feb 2013 18:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
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    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Feb 2013 14:43 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Feb 2013 22:22 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
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    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 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
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
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