1937 Orizaba earthquake

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1937 Orizaba earthquake
1937 Orizaba earthquake is located in Mexico
1937 Orizaba earthquake
Date July 25, 1937 (July 26, 1937 UTC)
Magnitude 7.3 Ms
Depth 35 km (22 mi) [1]
Epicenter 18°31′N 95°53′W / 18.52°N 95.88°W / 18.52; -95.88 [1]
Countries or regions Mexico
Casualties 34

The 1937 Orizaba earthquake occurred on July 26, 1937 at 03:47 UTC, near Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. It had a magnitude of 7.3 on the surface wave magnitude scale.[2] 34 people were reported dead.[3] Damage was reported in Esperanza, Puebla. This earthquake was an intraplate earthquake within the subducting Cocos Plate.[4][5]

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