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Major mag. 7.5 earthquake - 39km E of Petatlan, Mexico on Friday, 18 April 2014

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - 37km N of Tecpan De Galeana, Mexico on Friday, 18 April 2014

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - 37km N of Tecpan De Galeana, Mexico on Friday, 18 April 2014
18 Apr 14:44 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 18 April 2014 14:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, April 18, 2014 07:27:26
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.5519°N / 100.8159°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SW of El Roble (pop: 100)
11 km (7 mi) SW of La Cañita (pop: 100)
12 km (8 mi) NW of El Manguito (pop: 100)
124 km (77 mi) NW of Acapulco de Juárez (pop: 652,100)
139 km (86 mi) W of Chilpancingo (pop: 165,300)
274 km (170 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 18 Apr 14:27 UTCM 7.2 / 29 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ
Fri, 18 Apr 14:27 UTCM 7.2 / 26 kmGUERRERO, MEXICOEMSC
Friday, April 18, 2014 07:27:26 (18 Apr 14:27:26 UTC)M 7.2 / 24 km37km N of Tecpan De Galeana, MexicoUSGS
Fri, 18 Apr 14:27 UTCM 7.2 / 10 km40 Km Al SUR De PETATLAN, GROSSN
Fri, 18 Apr 14:27 UTCM 7.2 / 24 kmNW of Tecpan De Galeana, MexicoGeoAu

User reports for this quake (120)

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MXC (341.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Centro Historico, Morelia, Michoacán / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awakened by the shaking sensation, and the first thing that I saw was my hanging clothes swaying back-and-forth.
Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico (238 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
mexico city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Miacatlan (206.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Acapulco / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very strong rolling and shaking for about 30 seconds. In condo building about 300' above sea level. Very scared, nerves are shot 8 hrs. later.
chavinda michoacan / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Jalisco, Mexico (399.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ceiling fixtures swaying, ground shaking inside the house and outside the house... No damage
Tacambro ,mich / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Valle de Bravo (274.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
mexico city / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It was a earthquake that moves side to side from less to several moves but everything its okay in mexico city
Parque industrial Queretaro (366.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Toluca, Crowne Plaza (233.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt a weakly starting earthquake when I was in the breakfast room. The first shakes were not notified by all of the people there. After a couple of shakes people went outside. The shaking became stronger and the duration was longer than at beginning. Power poles and traffic sign tottered strongly.
Puerto Vallarta (575.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : estaba dormida y me despierta.
Puerto vallarta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Condesa DF (269.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
san luis de la paz (411 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : guanajuato san luis de la paz
Corazón del Durazno, Pátzcuaro (229.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Was in bed at the time and it felt as if a couple of people were shaking the frame. Lasted approximately 50 seconds. The large chandelier in the dining room was still swaying 10 minutes after the event, and water in a large circular fountain outside was also still moving.
Mexico city (260.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Puerto Vallarta (576.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto Vallarta, Hotel Zone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On 12th floor of building, light shaking, then swaying for 30 seconds. People outside, on beach, all noticed. Water from pool on top of building came cascading down side of building. No glassware rattling, but woke up my sleeping teenagers, which is not so easy to do!
Centro Historico, Mexico City (273.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 6th floor of my building and felt a moderate swaying/shaking motion for around 30 seconds.
Guadalajara (463.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mexico City, Mexico (265.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto vallarta / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Atoyac de Alvarez, Gro. Mex. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Violent shaking, glass breakage, items fell of shelves.
San Juan Del Rio (328.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Toluca, Mex (228.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : it start slowly and then intensify
Mexico City (262.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cocula jalisco / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Se sentío fuerte esta dormido y mi despertó
Toluca / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Iraputo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jocotepec, Jalico Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I am in a travel trailer 400 meters west of Lake Chapala, on what is certainly lake bed soil. I felt a gentle rolling/shake motion in the trailer as if someone was intentionally rocking the trailer. Stepping out side, the ground was doing the same thing. Seems like it was two waves with some momentary pause in between. May have lasted 30-40 seconds.
San Miguel de allende (373.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Having breakfast felt the very slight motion and noticed hanging lamp rocking slightly
cuautitlan, mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
mexico df / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Actopan, Hidalgo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : about 30 seconds of swaying
Polanco, Distrito Federal (269.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
guadalajara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto Escondido / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
San Juan Cosala, Jalisco, Mx (403.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting, felt dizzy but from California, realized it was a quake, hanging plants and lights swayed
Valle de Bravo (197 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Atizapan / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
puebla,puebla / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I had just barely woken up so i was still laying down on my bed.When all of a sudden my cousin starts yelling"Its shaking, Its shaking".She starts freaking out,so i just laughed at her and went to the kictchen to grab something to eat.life goes on.
Cholula mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Morelia, Michoacan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cuautla, Mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Toluca, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Antonio Tlayacapan, Chapala, Jalisco (397.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Relatively long mild shaking. Over a minute, between weak and mild.
Ixtapa Club Med (274.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : second floor room was visibly shaking / trembling in the three story concrete bearing wall hotel type building. Event lasted for several minutes
bosques, mexico DF / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lots of alarms went off in the area
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico D.F. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puebla / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hda de corralejo 28 lomas de la hacienda atizapan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The house created cracking noises.
Puebla / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Metepec, estado de mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mexico City (269.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Metepec, Edo. Mex., Mexico (231.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Standing in the hallway, I felt my knees wobbling.
Puerto Vallarta (576 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was at breakfast on the beach slight swaying of chairs
guadalajara / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cuernavaca, Centro / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Horizontal waves,10 cm amplitude, 0.5-0.75 sec period lasting less than a minute
La Huacana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico (438.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Not much - maybe 5 seconds. Light fixture on chain swayed. Local dogs fell silent.
Toluca / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guadalajara / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Thought it was a dizzy spell until we noticed the lights moving.
Ajijic Mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
purto vallarta / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puebla Puebla, Col. Resurreccion / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
atizpan de zaragoza / Weak shaking (MMI III) : easy felted 3 to 4 grade
Cuautitlan Izcalli (285.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Queretaro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mexico City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
La Saladita, Guerrero, Mexico / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Very alarming, but relatively short-lived.
Ixtapa (125.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Guadalajara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guadalajara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Side to side motion. Long.
Metepec, méxico, mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mexico City, Mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking, we were able to get outside of our house without any trouble. A little dizzy but nothing too bad.
Jiquilpan Michoacán / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Puerto vallarta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuautlancingo, Puebla / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ajijic Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt dizzy and looked out side seen the trees sway back and forth and heard the walls crack a little in my casa. I live on Lake Chapala in Mexico 539 KM from the epicenter.
Cuernavaca, MO (229.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt it here in Puerto Vallarta! Poster on wall and ceiling fans were shaking!
Mexico City, Miguel Hidalgo / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Mexico City / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Ciudad Oaxaca (438.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (575.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Manzanillo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A sideways shake while sitting down
Tepoztlan. morelos mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
temixco cuernavaca morelos / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : whas sleeping when my bed startedshaking
gustavo a madero, mexico city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mexico City (Mexico, 285 km NE of epicenter) : Duró mucho, más de un minuto y fue ondulatorio; se sintió más fuerte que el sismo del 20 de marzo del 2012 (reported through EMSC)
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (Mexico, 75 km W of epicenter) : was felt more on the east side of the bay (reported through EMSC)
Bucerias (Mexico, 595 km NW of epicenter) : The longest shaking Glass windows shook, table, Felt long enough to feel nausea (reported through EMSC)
Ixtapa (Mexico, 81 km W of epicenter) : Windows were shaking....tiles fell off roofs in some houses. Very dangerous (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico, 577 km NW of epicenter) : We work inside an office building, our chairs and computers were moving, I used to be in the navy best description is that it felt like I was on a boat on the water. We did leave the building it was that noticeable. 50 people in my office. (reported through EMSC)
Aguascalientes (Mexico, 512 km NW of epicenter) : I was working on a 3rd floor office. It was very notorious, not so intense but you couldn't not notice it. Lamps shaking, sheers shaking also, fish bowls water splashing, coffee cups moving on the desk and splitting the coffee. A little motion-feel when walking out of the building. (reported through EMSC)
Aguascalientes (Mexico, 512 km NW of epicenter) : I have never felt an Earthquake in Aguascalientes and am told its very very rare to feel one here. I have been in many and new instantly this was an earthquake. It was very mild, a subtle swaying feeling for about 3 seconds, then a pause of maybe 5 seconds, then another swaying feeling for another 3 or so seconds. My wife was asleep and didn't feel anything. Other family members a few blocks from me had a similar experience as me, and called on the phone almost immediately to ask if I felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Zapopan (Mexico, 448 km NW of epicenter) : Very long tremble, about 2 minutes long. (reported through EMSC)
Barra de Navidad (Mexico, 447 km NW of epicenter) : No Just reporting a definite shake. Could hear the toilet shake and the swimming pool was full of motion,the water is still movingat this minute8:44 am (reported through EMSC)
Guadalajara (Mexico, 440 km NW of epicenter) : The earthquake felt kind of oscillatory and not that strong in Guadalajara, I was seated and felt like if someone moved my chair, then I started to feel dizzy, then I took a look at a guitar I have hanging in the wall and it was moving. (reported through EMSC)
Tlajomulco de Zuñiga (Mexico, 430 km NW of epicenter) : I felt an initial movement, the intensity rise up (reported through EMSC)
Ajijic (Mexico, 403 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted about 15 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Chapala (Mexico, 392 km NW of epicenter) : Enough movement to cause dizziness. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 269 km NE of epicenter) : We were sleeping, and then we felt like if someone was jumping on the bed, and when we got up to see who it was: boom! The tv and some books flew out the shelf. Obviously we escaped out of the house like little girls. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 269 km NE of epicenter) : Loud and scary, we live in an area with solid rock foundation where as many places in Mexico city have soft ground foundations and those building swayed a lot. (reported through EMSC)
Chapala (Mexico, 392 km NW of epicenter) : This was strong enough to make the windchimes ring, hanging flower baskets sway and it seemed to go on longer than others I have been in. We felt at first like we were dizzy as there was enough movement to make us uneasy. (reported through EMSC)
San Miguel de Allende (Mexico, 368 km N of epicenter) : I was lying in bed when the bed began to move beneath me (noticeable vibration). The heavy hanging light fixture outside began to sway. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 269 km NE of epicenter) : I live in an apartment building, most of my nieghboors came to their windows and the building were swaying somewhat (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 269 km NE of epicenter) : No se percibió la alerta sísmica hasta apenas 2-3 segundos antes de que empezase a temblar. La duración aproximada fue de 60 segundos, si bien nuestro edificio tiene amortiguadores, lo que prolongó el efecto. No hubo servicio de celular durante 2-3 minutos. (reported through EMSC)
Naucalpan (Mexico, 265 km NE of epicenter) : Sentido suave y prolongado, gracias especialmente al ruido ligero de cristales y espejos y el del roce de objetos colgantes (llaveros y lámparas).Mi casa esta el NW de la Ciudad de México en un terreno rocoso que tiene poca movilidad sísmica. (reported through EMSC)
Uruapan (Mexico, 243 km NW of epicenter) : Got out the fastest I could! (reported through EMSC)
Acapulco (Mexico, 126 km SE of epicenter) : It seemed to last a long time. I was surprised my 5 dogs didn't seem upset water in the pool sloshed around pretty good (reported through EMSC)
San Bartolo Pareo (Mexico, 234 km NW of epicenter) : I was in my room when, suddenly i felt a swaying movement. i walked outside and that's when I really felt it, i saw how the water was spilling over the tank and the furniture inside was waving back and forth. very scary as I hadn't felt an earthquake like this in many many years and that wasn't even here, it was in Uruapan Michoacan. (reported through EMSC)
Cuernavaca (Mexico, 222 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba parada en mi cuarto y me sentí un poco mareada. Escuche los ganchos en mi closet y cuando voltee, se estaban moviendo de lado a lado. Ningún otra cosa en mi cuarto se movía, pero sentí un poco como si el edificio se movía de lado a lado. (reported through EMSC)
Zirahúen (Mexico, 229 km NW of epicenter) : It was very long in duration. It started out shaking and things in the house were banging loudly. Once I got up to go outside it was rumbling. While outside I was surprised at how much I felt the ground moving. (reported through EMSC)
Zapopan (Mexico, 436 km NW of epicenter) : I got up from bed,and just felt like if i was dizzy (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake 37km N of Tecpan De Galeana, Mexico, 18 Apr 2014 14:27 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2611 quakes):
  • 19 Apr 2016 06:10 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
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    105 km (65 mi) distance
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  • 19 Apr 2016 03:37 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
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    143 km (89 mi) distance
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  • 19 Apr 2016 01:36 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    153 km (95 mi) distance
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  • 18 Apr 2016 13:56 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
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    136 km (84 mi) distance
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  • 18 Apr 2016 09:24 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
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    94 km (59 mi) distance
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  • 18 Apr 2016 02:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
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    99 km (61 mi) distance
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  • 18 Apr 2016 01:38 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
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    62 km (39 mi) distance
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  • 18 Apr 2016 01:26 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
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    65 km (40 mi) distance
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  • 17 Apr 2016 23:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    109 km (68 mi) distance
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  • 17 Apr 2016 12:28 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
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    138 km (86 mi) distance
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  • 17 Apr 2016 11:01 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
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    93 km (58 mi) distance
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  • 16 Apr 2016 17:41 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
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    61 km (38 mi) distance
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  • 16 Apr 2016 17:03 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
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    51 km (32 mi) distance
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  • 16 Apr 2016 14:48 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
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    112 km (70 mi) distance
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  • 16 Apr 2016 13:13 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
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    108 km (67 mi) distance
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  • 16 Apr 2016 12:58 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
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    90 km (56 mi) distance
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