Strong Earthquake Strikes Mexico
Update at 4:00 p.m. ET: The USGS has revised the magnitude down to 7.4.
An earthquake today struck Oaxaca, Mexico. The preliminary magnitude was 7.6, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:48 PM at epicenter
Location: 16.662°N, 98.188°W
Depth: 17.5 km (10.9 miles)
Distances from epicenter:
25 km (15 miles) E (95°) from Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
42 km (26 miles) NNW (335°) from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico
87 km (54 miles) SW (219°) from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
162 km (101 miles) WSW (255°) from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
186 km (115 miles) E (96°) from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
This page will be updated if the event proves significant.
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