Earthquakes list March 20, 2012 – Massive earthquake near the coast of Mexico

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M 6.2      2012/03/20 17:56     Depth 66.9 km      PAPUA, INDONESIA
02:56:19 AM at epicenter – Epicenter location see below in list
153 km (95 miles) SSW of Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia
Very strong earthquake but due to the intermediate depth and the location of the epicenter (inland), earthquake-Report.com does not expect this earthquake will be damaging

M 7.4      2012/03/20 18:02     Depth 20.0 km      OAXACA, MEXICO
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Southern Greece Mar 20 23:51 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Greece Mar 20 23:51 4.7 68 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southern Greece Mar 20 23:51 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Catamarca Province, Argentina Mar 20 23:00 4.7 174 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 22:25 4.8 54 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 22:25 5.0 45 MAP I Felt It
USGS Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 22:25 5.0 21 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of The Kamchatka Peninsul Mar 20 22:21 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Kamchatka Mar 20 22:21 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Kamchatka Mar 20 22:21 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 21:43 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 21:43 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Tonga Region Mar 20 21:07 5.1 42 MAP I Felt It
USGS Tonga Region Mar 20 21:07 5.2 34 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Tonga Islands Region Mar 20 21:07 5.2 45 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 20:14 5.1 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 20:14 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 20:14 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kalimantan, Indonesia Mar 20 19:43 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Celebes Sea Mar 20 19:43 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kalimantan, Indonesia Mar 20 19:43 4.9 17 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 19:34 4.8 18 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 19:34 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 19:19 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 19:19 4.7 13 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 19:02 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 19:02 5.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 19:02 5.1 19 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 18:35 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 18:35 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 18:35 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 18:22 5.2 19 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 18:22 5.3 18 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 18:22 5.3 15 MAP I Felt It
USGS Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 18:02 7.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Acapulco - j'étais au condo au 23 ième étage et j'ai vraiment senti le plancher valsé c'est la première fois que je vis un séisme si fort
  • Jardines del Pedregal, Mexico City - Usually i never feel earthquakes in this part of the city, volcanic rocks on the ground are very stable but this time all my lamps were shaking it lasted about 30 seconds.
  • Distrito federal - Ví las paredes del edificio en el que trabajo agrietándose, apareció un hueco en una de las paredes, el techo tronó, temimos por nuestras vidas realmente. Delegación Cuahutémoc D.F.
  • Tlalpan, Mexico City - I was in south of the city, and suddenly I felt a shaking. I saw many stuffs swing, but the shaking was short.
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 18:02 7.3 34 MAP I Felt It
  • mexico - Strong shaking indicated
  • Oaxaca de Juarex, MX - I am originally from Washington State so I know what earthquakes can do. Seemed to be more on the moderate shaking scale but not exactly sure, as it has been a while since I experienced an actual shaking earthquake as opposed to a rolling earthquake.
  • acapulco - Strong shaking indicated
  • Toluca,Mexico - Strong shaking indicated
  • Mexico DF - as usual isn't an nice experince
  • Copilco, DF, Mexico - Moderate shaking indicated
  • Mexico City - 3rd floor of some sturdy 5-floor buildings that survived the last big one. I often don't even notice weaker quakes, but this one had very noticeable shaking, which even made me dizzy, and lasted 20-30 seconds.
  • Mexico - Moderate shaking indicated
  • Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca - Got me running out of the house! still felt the dirt in street moving under me for several minutes.
  • Mexico City, Mexico - I could feel the ground shaking and see the walls moving for at least a minute. It was more severe than the earthquake on December 11, 2011. We almost immediately lost power as well.
  • Puebla - Strong shaking indicated
  • Mexico DF - I Have witnessed the earthquake that occured back in december. This was much more strong than before. It started out as a little one but the longer it went on it got stronger. It honestly felt like my eyes were going cross-eyed i couldnt even see straight the whole house was moving. Scary things to deal with!!!
  • Mexico City - It was a side-to-side type shaking/waving, and definitely the strongest I've felt. I was on the 5th floor and felt it was necessary to leave the building. Many of the residents did the same, running down the stairs and waiting outside until it let up.
  • Hidalgo - Strong shaking
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico - The rolling got me to run out of my house with my daughter. Moderate shaking of my ceiling fans. Also, felt an aftershock about 10 minutes later. Can not get a hold of my husband who is in Mexico City. The phone lines are down.
  • Mexico City - I am native from Mexico City. This earthquake felt very strong and with long duration. I live in the north part of the city. It seems there are no critical events, right now people is calm and everything is continuing as always.
  • Cuernavaca, Morelos - about 30 seconds
  • MEXICO - I am out in Atizapan de Zaragoza in the hills and I never feel earthquakes but this one I did. The hanging light pendants were swinging and the house was shaking, I almost thought the house was going to fall. I have never felt anything like it.
  • Oaxaca - Was having a coffee with friends when it all started. Hope that was all...
  • Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca - It felt really strong here, because it was an oscillatory movement and we are about 300km from the epicenter, thankfully no reports of people injured or constructions damaged so far (14:13 EST)
  • Nuevo Vallarta - I WORK IN A RESORT MY BUILDING IS ONLY 9 FLOORS HIGH, I´M USUALLY WORKING AT THE SECOND FLOOR BUT TODAY I WAS AT THE EIGHT FLOOR EXACTLY WHEN IT HIT AND OMG I GOT SCARED WOW IT WAS STRONG ... WE HAVE LOT OF POOLS AND FROM THE BIG WINDOW WE HAVE IN OUR FLOORS I SAW HOW THE WATER FROM THE POOLS WAS MOVING WOW MY FIRST EARTHQUAKE HERE IN MEXICO....
  • Chilpancingo, GRO - Still moving!
  • Mexico - While shopping at Sam's, we felt marked tremors. Cashier told us to leave, could not help but notice how calm and polite everyone was. Staff very courteous, shoppers left calmly and did not cause any pandemonium. Very professional and impressive. Earthquake a little scary but not dramatic. Light fixtures moved ceiling moved, sirens blasting
  • México, D.F. - Me pareció similar al de 1985. Vivo en una zona al sur de la Ciudad de México donde el suelo volcánico debió de amortiguar el temblor. Pero no fue así.
  • Mexico City - It began softly and in a jerk got stronger, building was making strong noises but nothing to worry to much, people was calm in general and all went good in the business center of the city (Santa Fe) lot's of people in the streets after initial shock slowly going back to work ;)
  • Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca - I was in a small grocery store when a whiplash type motion hit, things swayed, some stuff was thrown off the shelves onto the floor. It was all over in a few seconds. Several of us crowded into the small doorway for 30-40 seconds before moving on. Went home, checked the house and found no damage. Looked for the possibility of a sea surge, but nothing happened, so I went to the beach about 3PM. Guerrero is hilly and very close, about 100 miles north. Have never heard about volcanic activity ther
  • Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca - I was in a small grocery store when a whiplash type motion hit, things swayed, some stuff was thrown off the shelves onto the floor. It was all over in a few seconds. Several of us crowded into the small doorway for 30-40 seconds before moving on. Went home, checked the house and found no damage. Looked for the possibility of a sea surge, but nothing happened, so I went to the beach about 3PM. Guerrero is hilly and very close, about 100 miles north. Have never heard about volcanic activity ther
  • Mexico City - Estoy al sur de la ciudad por el Estadio Azteca,se sintio fuerte pero todo en orden
  • México City - Movimiento rápido de norte a sur y luego de este a oeste, imposible caminar, activación de alerta sísmica, perdida de energia, no comunicaciones, desplazamiento de 50 centimetros de las lámparas. Me recordo a terremoto 1985.
  • Tlatelolco, Mexico City. - Vivo en el piso 23 de una torre habitacional. El sismo empezó cmo otros pero tomo fuerza. Me preocupé cuando libros y otros objetos empezaron a volar alegremente. La fuerza del sismo era tal que era imposible ponerse de pie/I live on the 24th floor of a bulding in this area. The quake began slowly but began to be stronger and stronger, books and objets from shleves began to fly around. It was so intense that it was impossible to stand up. A frightening experience!
  • Mexico City - I'm located in the Del Valle neighborhood in Mexico City. Firstly, Mexico City's Seismic Alert System went off, some 50 seconds prior to the first seismic waves hitting the building. At the beginning, the rolling movements were gentle, but after 30 seconds the ground shaking became nerves-breaking. The strong part of the earthquake lasted nearly 30 seconds, and then it went down to an almost imperceptible rolling movement that lasted almost 3.5 minutes, due to muddy soil conditions underneath.
  • EMSC Guerrero, Mexico Mar 20 18:02 7.4 19 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Mar 20 18:02 7.4 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Papua, Indonesia Mar 20 17:56 6.2 66 MAP I Felt It
  • Sentani Papua, Indonesia - Was sleeping and since our house is on stilts I felt it as my bed shook. No one else in our house felt it, but several of my neighbors did.
  • EMSC Papua, Indonesia Mar 20 17:56 6.1 72 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Irian Jaya, Indonesia Mar 20 17:56 6.1 62 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Gisborne Mar 20 16:59 4.6 33 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 20 16:53 4.6 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 20 16:53 4.6 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Mar 20 15:06 5.1 147 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vanuatu Mar 20 15:06 5.0 132 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Mar 20 15:06 5.1 122 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia Mar 20 14:15 4.7 155 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Banda Sea Mar 20 14:15 4.7 157 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia Mar 20 14:15 4.6 166 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Mar 20 13:36 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sumba Region, Indonesia Mar 20 12:34 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sumba Region, Indonesia Mar 20 12:34 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Kamchatka Mar 20 10:56 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Kamchatka Mar 20 10:56 5.2 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The East Coast Of The Kamchatka Peninsul Mar 20 10:56 4.9 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nicobar Islands, India Region Mar 20 10:18 4.9 54 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nicobar Islands, India Region Mar 20 10:18 4.9 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nicobar Islands, India Region Mar 20 10:18 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Mar 20 07:25 4.7 130 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Island Of New Zealand Mar 20 07:25 4.7 128 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Fiordland Mar 20 07:25 5.6 120 MAP I Felt It
  • Invercargill - just felt a couple of rockyness while i was standing just enough to go woe was or was'nt it :) Invercargill New Zealand (source : EMSC)
  • EMSC Sulawesi, Indonesia Mar 20 07:01 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sulawesi, Indonesia Mar 20 07:01 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sulawesi, Indonesia Mar 20 07:01 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 20 05:57 4.7 27 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 20 05:57 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 20 05:57 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

    Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

    M 4.8      2012/03/19 16:03     Depth 27.4 km      SOLOMON ISLANDS


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    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
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    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
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    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
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    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. veronica says:

      I live in san francisco, california, near the saint frances memorial hospital.

      the ground is rather unsteady.

      I searched for http://www.americares.org, a non-profit organzation that offers humanitarian

      support during natural disasters, like earthquakes for example.

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