1911 Michoacán earthquake

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1911 Michoacán earthquake
1911 Michoacán earthquake is located in Mexico
1911 Michoacán earthquake
UTC time1911-06-07 11:02:50
ISC event16958148
Local dateJune 7, 1911
Local time04:26
Magnitude7.6 Mw
Depth33 km[1]
Epicenter17°30′N 102°30′W / 17.5°N 102.5°W / 17.5; -102.5Coordinates: 17°30′N 102°30′W / 17.5°N 102.5°W / 17.5; -102.5[2]
Areas affectedMexico

The 1911 Michoacán earthquake occurred on June 7 at 04:26 local time (11:02 UTC).[3][4] The epicenter was located near the coast of Michoacán, Mexico. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 on the moment magnitude scale.[5] 45 people were reported dead.[6] In Mexico City, 119 houses were destroyed.[7] Cracks were reported in Palacio Nacional, Escuela Normal para Maestros, Escuela Preparatoria, Inspección de Policía, and Instituto Geológico.[8] Ciudad Guzmán, the seat of Zapotlán el Grande, Jalisco, suffered great damage.[9]

The earthquake occurred hours before the revolutionary Francisco I. Madero entered Mexico City in the same day, and it was also known as "temblor maderista".

On June 7, 2011, a ceremony was held in Ciudad Guzmán commemorating the centenary of this earthquake.[10]

This earthquake was a megathrust earthquake along the Middle America Trench (MAT), a major subduction zone.[11]

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  1. ^ "CIEN AÑOS DE SISMICIDAD EN MEXICO, IGF UNAM, SSN". usuarios.geofisica.unam.mx. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ National Geophysical Data Center. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  4. ^ SEGOB - DGTI. "INEHRM - Secretaría de Educación Pública". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  5. ^ Engdahl, E. R.; Vallaseñor, A. (2002). "Global seismicity: 1900–1999". International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology (PDF). Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.). Academic Press. p. 703. ISBN 978-0124406520.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  10. ^ "Cd. Guzmán - En Zapotlán celebran centenario de fuerte terremoto de 1911". periodicoelsur.com. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  11. ^ http://usuarios.geofisica.unam.mx/vladimir/papers_pdf/Mex_JGR94.pdf

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