(Major) Earthquakes list September 29, 2012 – Strong earthquake (aftershock) in Guerrero state, Mexico

Last update: September 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm by By

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Strong earthquake (aftershock) in Guerrero state, Mexico
Based on the number of visitors joining us from Mexico, we believe that an earthquake occurred in Mexico
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Update : preliminary Magnitude M5.7  - preliminary epicenter location : 38 km from Pinotepa National
Update : The earthquake has been well felt in Mexico City as we mant readers from Mexico City have joined Earthquake-Report.com
Update 07:28 UTC : Magnitude 5.8 Epicenter : 28 km from Ometepec and 28km (17mi) SSE of Ometepec, Mexico
This earthquake has to be called an aftershock  (mainshock was M7.4 and occurred on March 20 earlier this year)
Update 07:36 UTC : People are getting accustomed to these aftershocks as we see that most people (contrary to the first period after the mainshock) are returning to their beds. The earthquake occurred after midnight local time.
The shaking was better felt in the south of Mexico City than in the North.
Local media are reporting a Magnitude of 6.0 No damage has been reported so far
Update 07:39 UTC : Based on the data we possess right now and the aftershocks which occurred in the area since the mainshock, Earthquake-report.com does not expect any serious damage or injuries.
Update 07:41 UTC : 59000 people will have felt a moderate MMI V shaking and 792000 a light shaking (MMI IV)
Update 07:47 UTC : telecommunications are down in Pinotepa Nacional
Update 07:47 UTC : USGS has lowered the Magnitude from a preliminary value of M5.8 to M5.5 

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Kyrgyzstan Sep 29 21:35 4.6 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southern Peru Sep 29 17:48 5.4 126 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Peru Sep 29 17:48 5.4 107 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Peru-bolivia Border Region Sep 29 17:48 5.3 111 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 29 17:37 4.8 57 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 29 17:37 4.8 57 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Banda Sea Sep 29 16:25 4.9 596 MAP I Felt It
USGS Banda Sea Sep 29 16:25 4.8 587 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Banda Sea Sep 29 16:25 4.8 587 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Sandwich Islands Region Sep 29 16:13 4.7 82 MAP I Felt It
USGS South Sandwich Islands Region Sep 29 16:13 4.7 82 MAP I Felt It
USGS Mindoro, Philippines Sep 29 14:12 5.0 186 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Luzon, Philippines Sep 29 14:12 5.1 180 MAP I Felt It
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Sep 29 12:00 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Saracena,CS. - This building/condo is built on rock vibrations are transmitted through the steel frame and the floors. I'm a light sleeper. There's no joy in terremoto.
  • oklahoma - i was about to fall asleep but my bed was shaking and i heard a crash in the kitchen. it broke some glass things but at least no one was hurt
  • ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Sep 29 12:00 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Toronto Ontario Canada - plants and fluid beverages were vibrating, increasing in intensity then an abrupt stop about 315 pm est sept 29 2012..checked internet and its time coincided with a increase in vibration felt on a reader in texas
  • Toronto - I was in Toronto too but I did not feel anything, Cem.
  • Alexandria VA - I felt a slight tremor. Perhaps I had a hang over after a frenzied party Hatiyeh D
  • Palmerston NT 0830 - Was in Target looking at some tablecloths when I felt the floor shake and as I looked at the tablecloth display (in plastic covers and hanging up on display)and they were (visibly)swaying gently on the hooks. Thought it was due to a large woman walking past behind me but friend pointed out that we were standing on a solid concrete floor...this was at approx 4.30 on 29/9/12.
  • USGS Nicobar Islands, India Region Sep 29 11:24 5.3 28 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nicobar Islands, India Region Sep 29 11:24 5.3 27 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nicobar Islands, India Region Sep 29 11:24 5.1 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 29 10:11 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 29 10:11 4.7 22 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bonin Islands, Japan Region Sep 29 09:52 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bonin Islands, Japan Region Sep 29 09:52 4.7 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 29 07:34 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Sep 29 07:34 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guerrero, Mexico Sep 29 07:11 5.5 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Guerrero, Mexico Sep 29 07:11 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Mexico City - Light shaking here in Mexico City
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Guerrero, Mexico Sep 29 07:11 5.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Sep 29 05:25 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dodecanese Islands, Greece Sep 29 05:25 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy :  USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    Pakistan Sep 28 22:14 PM M 4.3 Depth 10.0 km

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    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).
    Structures :
    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.
    Environment :
    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.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    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.
    Environment :
    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).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    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.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    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. Sian Jones says:

      Why was my entry moved from Banda Sea quake to Not listed Quake??? It would have been the Banda Sea one as here in Darwin we often feel the tremors from the quakes that happen in the Banda Sea!

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        Hi Sian, simply because this particular earthquake at the Banda Sea cannot reach to Darwin. You need at least M 6 earthquakes and then only very sensitive people or objects may feel something. This particular earthquake was relatively weak and at a depth of 500 km, in the inner hot solid layer of the earth. I am curious though which earthquakes are being felt in Darwin, so please let us know in the future. Armand

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