(Major) Earthquakes list April 2, 2012 – Very strong aftershock in Guerrero, Mexico

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Earthquake Mexico
This aftershock can further damage already damaged houses in Guerreo
Epicenter also in Ometepec
EMSC reports a Magnitude of 5.7 at a depth of 40 km (preliminary)µ
The earthquake has been felt as far as Mexico City DF
Based on our experience we expect further damage in Guerrero but no damage elsewhere in the country
We will start an in-depth article soon as USGS is reporting a magnitude of 6.3 at the very shallow depth of 12 km. Potentially very damaging
Please read our in-depth report about this earthquake – Click here

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Guerrero, Mexico Apr 02 23:55 4.9 56 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Guerrero, Mexico Apr 02 23:55 5.0 33 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Apr 02 23:55 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Jujuy Province, Argentina Apr 02 22:47 4.6 241 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Guerrero, Mexico Apr 02 19:38 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Apr 02 19:38 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Apr 02 19:29 4.9 541 MAP I Felt It
USGS Fiji Region Apr 02 19:29 4.6 527 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Fiji Region Apr 02 19:29 4.7 530 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off Coast Of Jalisco, Mexico Apr 02 18:28 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Off The Coast Of Jalisco, Mexico Apr 02 18:28 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off Coast Of Jalisco, Mexico Apr 02 18:28 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Guerrero, Mexico Apr 02 18:17 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Guerrero, Mexico Apr 02 18:17 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Guerrero, Mexico Apr 02 17:36 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Oaxaca, Mexico Apr 02 17:36 6.0 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Mexico, DF - Pues sí se sintió levemente, no hubo muchos objetos que se movieran de su lugar.
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Apr 02 17:36 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
  • yautepec mexico - I WAS ON THE PC..WHE SUDDENLY FELT THE APARTMENT MOVING SIDE TO SIDE.OBJECTS SHACKING AND THE LAMPS MOVING SIDE TO SIDE..SOME OBJECTS FELT DOWN FROM SHELLS..THERE ARE NO CRACKS..OR SEEM TO BE APPARENTLY DAMAGE TO STRUCTURE NO INJURES..ONLY A FEW WITH PANIC.
  • puebla puebla mexico - it was mild in puebla city MX
  • Acapulco - things in the trailor shaked
  • Mexico,DF - Also in Mexico City we experienced the movement.
  • Mexico DF - I felt it more than the March one but my colleagues didn't.
  • Mexico City - a very noticeable shaking cicle-motion that lasted about 30 secs. not damages in mid-area of the City.
  • Mexico City - A thump, rocking with the lamps swinging
  • Reforma DF - on the 13th floor and building swayed for about 1 minute. not as bad as March
  • Mexico City - I'm on 3rd floor in a corporate building in Mexico City (Reforma Street), it felt strong.
  • Mexico - Secousses faisant grincer le bâtiment ( 18e étage) tout le mobilier vibrait, tremblait.
  • Mexico DF - A good shake and feeling lots of aftershocks.
  • MEXICO - We are on the 4th floor of an apartment in Mexico City and felt the swaying for approximately 30 seconds
  • Mexico - I was in the bathroom washing my hands and I felt it was shaking, I thought it was only me but after that I saw the blinds swinging, doors were also moving back and forth..
  • Mexico City - I was walking around my home while the phone rang it was my sister asking me why didn't you go out of your apartment, we are having an earthquake now, I saw the lamps and they were swinging, I felt a moderate shaking, this time I didn't scared, because I hadn't notice what was happening. Thanks God nothing serious happened in Mexico city. I hope nothing serious happen in Mexico.
  • Cuernacava - I'm near Cuernavaca, it shock around 30 seconds no damage.
  • Mexico City - Foreigner living in Mexico. Not used to Earthquakes. This was my third one and I experienced it nine stories up. The sensation felt in the building was that of a boat in rough seas. The building swayed strongly.
  • Mexico City - Moderate shaking indicated
  • EMSC Molucca Sea Apr 02 17:28 4.7 80 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Molucca Sea Apr 02 17:28 4.6 72 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Talaud Islands, Indonesia Apr 02 17:28 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tajikistan Apr 02 15:30 4.7 119 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tajikistan Apr 02 15:30 4.6 115 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tajikistan Apr 02 15:30 4.6 109 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Apr 02 09:02 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Apr 02 09:02 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tonga Apr 02 08:17 5.3 39 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Apr 02 08:17 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tonga Apr 02 08:17 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Atacama, Chile Apr 02 06:37 4.8 34 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Atacama, Chile Apr 02 06:37 4.8 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 02 04:50 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 02 04:50 4.7 28 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Apr 02 04:50 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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

    M 5.7      2012/04/01 21:44     Depth 97.5 km     NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA


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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
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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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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    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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