1964 Guerrero earthquake
|Date||July 6, 1964|
|Origin time||7:22 UTC |
|Magnitude||7.2 Mw |
|Depth||92 km (57 mi) |
The 1964 Guerrero earthquake occurred on July 6, 1964 at 07:22 UTC (01:22 local time). The earthquake was located in Guerrero, Mexico. The magnitude of this earthquake was given as Ms 7.4, or ML 7.2.
The earthquake affected the states of Guerrero and Michoacán. 40 deaths were reported. The most affected places included Ciudad Altamirano, Cutzamala, Coyuca de Catalán, Tanganhuato, and Huertamo. The earthquake was also felt strongly and caused panic in Mexico City.
Coyuca de Catalán was seriously damaged. The city hall was destroyed. The majority of the houses there were seriously damaged and became uninhabitable. There were great cracks on the ground.
- Engdahl, E. R.; Vallaseñor, A. (2002). "Global seismicity: 1900-1999". International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology. Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.). Academic Press. p. 681. ISBN 978-0124406520.