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1964 Guerrero earthquake

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Date  July 6, 1964
Magnitude  7.2 Mw
Areas affected  Mexico
Origin time  7:22 UTC
Depth  92 km (57 mi)
Casualties  40 killed
1964 Guerrero earthquake

The 1964 Guerrero earthquake occurred on July 6 at 01:22 local time in Guerrero, Mexico. The magnitude of this earthquake was given as Ms 7.4, or ML 7.2.


Tectonic setting

In the nearby region, the Cocos Plate is subducting beneath the North American Plate, however, this was an intraplate earthquake.


The earthquake affected the states of Guerrero and Michoacán. 40 deaths were reported. The most affected places included Ciudad Altamirano, Cutzamala, Coyuca de Catalán, Tanganhuato, and Huertamo. The earthquake was also felt strongly and caused panic in Mexico City.


Coyuca de Catalán was seriously damaged. The city hall was destroyed. The majority of the houses there were seriously damaged and became uninhabitable. There were great cracks on the ground.


1964 Guerrero earthquake Wikipedia

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