1937 Orizaba earthquake

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1937 Orizaba earthquake
1937 Orizaba earthquake is located in Mexico
1937 Orizaba earthquake
UTC time1937-07-26 03:47:15
ISC event903178
Local dateJuly 25, 1937 (1937-07-25)
Local time21:47
Magnitude7.3 Ms
Depth35 km (22 mi) [1]
Epicenter18°31′N 95°53′W / 18.52°N 95.88°W / 18.52; -95.88 [1]
Areas affectedMexico

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

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  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2011-08-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Nava, Alejandro (1998). "I. Introducción". Terremotos. Fondo de Cultura Económica. ISBN 9681657683. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
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  5. ^ Lay, T.; Astiz, L.; Kanamori, H.; Christensen, D. H. (1989), "Temporal variation of large intraplate earthquakes in coupled subduction zones" (PDF), Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 54 (3–4): 258, Bibcode:1989PEPI...54..258L, doi:10.1016/0031-9201(89)90247-1