Samiksha Jaiswal

1965 Oaxaca earthquake

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Magnitude  Mw 7.5
Casualties  6
Depth  12 km
1965 Oaxaca earthquake
Date  23 August 1965 (1965-08-23)

The 1965 Oaxaca earthquake occurred in Mexico on August 23 at 13:46 with a moment magnitude of 7.5. Five people were reported dead in Mexico City and 1 in Oaxaca. There was an anomalous change in seismic activities before the earthquake. There was a quiescent stage from late 1963 to mid-1964, and it was followed by a renewal of seismic activities before the main shock. This earthquake was a shallow thrust earthquake in the interplate subduction zone, in which the Cocos Plate is subducting beneath the North American Plate.

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1965 Oaxaca earthquake Wikipedia


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