List of earthquakes in Mexico

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Map of earthquakes in Mexico from 1990 to 2017

This is a partial list of earthquakes in Mexico. This list considers every notable earthquake felt or with its epicenter within Mexico's current borders and maritime areas.

Earthquakes[edit]

Date Area Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Total damage / notes
2017-09-23 Oaxaca 6.1 Mw VII 6 7 9.4 billion pesos
2017-09-19 Mexico City, Morelos, Puebla 7.1 Mw VIII 370 6,011
2017-09-07 Chiapas, Oaxaca 8.1 Mw IX 98 300 Tsunami
2014-04-18 Guerrero 7.2 Mw VII 1
2012-03-20 Guerrero, Oaxaca 7.4 Mw VII 2 11
2011-12-10 Guerrero 6.5 Mw VII 3 10
2011-05-05 Guerrero 5.7 Mw VI
2010-06-30 Oaxaca 6.2 Mw 1
2010-04-04 Baja California 7.2 Mw VII 2–4 100–233 $1.15 billion
2009-04-27 Guerrero 5.8 Mw V 2
2003-01-22 Colima 7.5 Mw VIII 29 300 Severe / tsunami
1999-09-30 Oaxaca 7.4 Mw VIII 35
1999-06-15 Puebla 7.0 Mw 14
1997-01-11 Michoacan 7.2 Mw VIII 1 Damage at Arteaga [1]
1995-10-21 Chiapas 7.1 Mw VI
1995-10-09 Colima, Jalisco 8.0 Mw VIII 49–58 100 Tsunami
1995-09-14 Guerrero 7.4 Mw VII 3
1985-09-19 Mexico City 8.1 Mw IX 5,000–45,000 30,000 Extreme / tsunami
1981-10-25 Michoacán 7.2 Mw 3
1980-10-24 Oaxaca 7.2 Mw IX 65–300+ Many $5 million
1979-10-15 Baja California 6.4 Mw IX 91
1973-08-28 Puebla, Veracruz 7.0 ML VIII 539–1,000 Thousands Severe
1973-01-30 Colima 7.5 Ms 56 390 Moderate / non-destructive tsunami NGDC
1968-08-02 Guerrero, Oaxaca 7.3 VII
1965-08-23 Oaxaca 7.5 Mw 6
1964-07-06 Guerrero 7.4 Ms IX 40
1957-07-28 Guerrero, Mexico City 7.9 Ms VII 54–160 Many Extreme / tsunami NGDC
1941-04-15 Colima 7.6 IX 90
1937-07-26 Puebla, Veracruz 7.3 Ms IX 34
1932-06-22 Manzanillo 7.0 VIII Tsunami
1932-06-18 Colima 7.8 VIII Tsunami
1932-06-03 Jalisco 8.1 X 400 Tsunami
1931-01-15 Oaxaca 7.8 X 114
1920-01-03 Puebla, Veracruz 7.8 Ms X–XII 648–4,000 167 NGDC
1912-11-19 Acambay 7.0[2] VIII
1911-12-16 Guerrero 7.6 IX
1911-06-07 Michoacán 7.6 IX 45
1909-07-30 Guerrero 7.6 IX
1907-04-15 Guerrero 7.7 VIII
1900-01-20 Colima 7.4 VII
1899-01-24 Guerrero[3] 7.5 VII
1897-06-05 Oaxaca[3] 7.4 VII
1894-11-02 Guerrero, Oaxaca[3] 7.4 VIII
1892-02-24 Baja California 7.1–7.2 X 0
1890-12-02 Guerrero, Oaxaca[3] 7.3 VII
1889-09-06 Guerrero[3] 7.1 VI
1887-05-29 Guerrero[3] 7.3 VIII
1887-05-03 Sonora 7.6 Mw 51
1882-07-19 Guerrero, Oaxaca[3] 7.5 IX
1879-05-17 Puebla[3] 7.1 VIII
1875-03-09 Colima, Jalisco[3] 7.4 VII
1875-02-11 Jalisco[3] 7.5 VIII
1874-03-16 Guerrero[3] 7.3 VII
1872-03-27 Oaxaca[3] 7.4 VI
1870-05-11 Oaxaca[3] 7.8 IX
1864-10-03 Puebla, Veracruz[3] 7.3 VIII
1858-06-19 Michoacán[3] 7.5 IX "Temblor de Santa Juliana" [4]
1854-05-05 Oaxaca[3] 7.7 VIII
1845-04-07 Guerrero 7.9 Ms "Temblor de Santa Teresa" [3][4]
1852-11-29 Baja California 6.5 MLa IX [5]
1845-03-09 Oaxaca[3] 7.5 VII
1837-11-22 Jalisco[3] 7.7 IX
1835-01-06 Tlalnepantla de Baz VII?
1820-05-04 Guerrero[3] 7.6 VII
1818-05-31 Colima, Michoacán[3][6] 7.7 VIII
1806-03-25 Colima, Michoacán 7.5 Ms [3]
1800-03-08 Central, Eastern, and Southeastern VII
1787-03-28 Guerrero, Oaxaca, Mexico City 8.6 Mw Severe / tsunami
1776-04-21 Mexico City, Southern VIII
Stover & Coffman 1993 uses various seismic scales. MLa is a local magnitude that is equivalent to ML (Richter magnitude scale) and is used for events that occurred prior to the instrumental period. It is based on the area of perceptibility (as presented on isoseismal maps). Mw = moment magnitude scale and Ms = surface wave magnitude. The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described are also applicable to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ USGS. "M 7.2 - Michoacan, Mexico". United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ http://www.geociencias.unam.mx/~ger/2003_Tectonophisics_Qro.pdf
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Singh, S. K.; Astiz, L.; Havskov, J. (1981), "Seismic gaps and recurrence periods of large earthquakes along the Mexican subduction zone: A reexamination", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Seismological Society of America, 71 (3): 828 
  4. ^ a b "19th century earthquakes in Mexico: three cases, three comparative studies" by América Molina del Villar
  5. ^ Stover, C. W.; Coffman, J. L. (1993), Seismicity of the United States, 1568–1989 (Revised), U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, pp. 72, 101 
  6. ^ http://desastres.unanleon.edu.ni/pdf/2002/agosto/pdf/spa/doc10005/doc10005-5.pdf

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