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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Michoacan, Mexico on Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Michoacan, Mexico on Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Date & time: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 22:55 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.229°N / 102.689°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato) (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NE of Nexpa (Neixpa) (pop: 100)
19 km (12 mi) E of El Llano (Madrigaleño) (pop: 100)
20 km (13 mi) NE of El Salado (Palma Arena) (pop: 100)
147 km (92 mi) SW of Uruapan (pop: 237,300)
158 km (98 mi) SE of Colima (pop: 127,200)
398 km (247 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 11 Apr 22:55 UTCM 6.5 / 20 kmMichoacan, MexicoUSGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Michoacan, Mexico, 11 Apr 2012 22:55

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes):
  • 04 Oct 2012 12:46 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 Oct 2012 05:44 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 29 Sep 2012 10:15 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Sep 2012 16:16 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 24 Sep 2012 08:42 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 22 Sep 2012 10:40 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 21 Sep 2012 09:10 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 Sep 2012 13:39 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Sep 2012 23:02 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 Sep 2012 03:00 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 Sep 2012 19:26 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Aug 2012 21:02 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Aug 2012 01:09 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 23 Aug 2012 03:42 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 23 Aug 2012 00:05 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 22 Aug 2012 11:38 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Michoacan, Mexico on Wednesday, 11 April 2012
 

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