2010 Oaxaca earthquake

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2010 Oaxaca earthquake
2010 Oaxaca earthquake is located in Mexico
2010 Oaxaca earthquake
Date 30 June 2010 (2010-06-30)
Origin time 07:22:28 UTC
02:22:28AM (local)
Magnitude 6.2 Mw
Depth 20 km (12 mi)
Epicenter 16°31′37″N 97°45′36″W / 16.527°N 97.760°W / 16.527; -97.760Coordinates: 16°31′37″N 97°45′36″W / 16.527°N 97.760°W / 16.527; -97.760
Areas affected Mexico
Casualties 1

The 2010 Oaxaca earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico on June 30, 2010, measuring 6.2 on the moment magnitude scale.[1] Many people in different cities left their beds and ran into the street, as the quake struck at 2:22 am. Helicopters and police vehicles were sent to inspect possible damage in Mexico City, primarily in downtown and central areas, where some buildings were evacuated. In Mexico City, some cases of power outage in Azcapotzalco, Iztapalapa, and Benito Juárez and cracks in buildings were reported.[2][3] 1 person died in San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca.[4]

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