Shallow earthquake M6.2 struck off the coast of Mexico

A shallow earthquake registered as M6.2 struck off the coast of Mexico on May 31, 2014 at 11:53 UTC. EMSC and USGS preliminary reports both mention M6.2 at depth of 10 km. The earthquake struck at 04:53 local time, far away from coastline.Epicenter was located 259 km (161 miles) WSW of Tomatlan, 311 km (193 miles) SW of Ixtapa and 877 km (545 miles) W of Mexico City, Mexico.There are no people living within 100 km radius. Green alert was issued for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. Seismotectonics of MexicoLocated atop three of the large tectonic plates, Mexico is one of the world’s most seismically active regions. The relative motion of these crustal plates causes frequent earthquakes and occasional volcanic eruptions. Most of the Mexican landmass is on th… »

Source: Solar News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *