Saturday, February 17, 2018

7.2 R in MEXICO

A powerful earthquake of 7.2R in OAXACA  has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital, and setting off quake alert systems.
Crowds of people gathered on central Reforma Avenue in Mexico City as the ground shook.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's preliminary magnitude at 7.5 and said its epicenter was 2 kilometers southeast of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state. It had a depth of 43 kilometers.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in central Mexico on Sept. 19 left 228 people dead in the capital and 369 across the region.

MagnitudeMw 7.2
Date time2018-02-16 23:39:39.5 UTC
Location16.61 N ; 97.72 W
Depth10 km
Distances275 km S of Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico / pop: 1,591,000 / local time: 17:39:39.5 2018-02-16
118 km SW of Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico / pop: 263,000 / local time: 17:39:39.5 2018-02-16
30 km NE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico / pop: 5,600 / local time: 17:39:39.5 2018-02-16

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