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1995 Guerrero earthquake

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Date  September 14, 1995
Depth  23 km
Casualties  3 killed
Magnitude  7.4 Mw
Areas affected  Mexico
1995 Guerrero earthquake

The 1995 Guerrero earthquake occurred on September 14, 1995, at 14:04 UTC (08:04 local time). This earthquake had a magnitude of Mw 7.4, with the epicenter being located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Three people were reported dead. In the rural part of southeast Guerrero, many houses with adobe of poor quality suffered heavier damage. The intensity in Copala reached MM VII. The earthquake could be felt strongly along the coast from Michoacán to Chiapas.

The earthquake occurred in the region of the Middle America Trench. It was an interplate earthquake. It had a reverse faulting focal mechanism.

References

1995 Guerrero earthquake Wikipedia


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