1911 Michoacán earthquake
|Date||June 7, 1911|
The 1911 Michoacán earthquake occurred on June 7 at 11:02 UTC. However, other sources indicated that this earthquake occurred at 04:26 local time. The epicenter was located near the coast of Michoacán, Mexico. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 on the moment magnitude scale. 45 people were reported dead. In Mexico City, 119 houses were destroyed. Cracks were reported in Palacio Nacional, Escuela Normal para Maestros, Escuela Preparatoria, Inspección de Policía, and Instituto Geológico. Ciudad Guzmán, the seat of Zapotlán el Grande, Jalisco, suffered great damage.
The earthquake occurred hours before the revolutionary Francisco I. Madero entered Mexico City in the same day, and it was also known as "temblor maderista".
On June 7, 2011, a ceremony was held in Ciudad Guzmán commemorating the centenary of this earthquake.
- National Geophysical Data Center. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 21 August 2011.