Geology

Latest Earthquake (9-23) in Mexico seems to line up with recent activity

Is there a pattern emerging?

Earthquakes Sept. 2017

 

 

Details to the 9-23-2017 Quake form The Watchers

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 12:53 UTC on September 23, 2017 at a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles).

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 6.9 km (4.3 miles) NW of Santiago Ixtaltepec (population 1 164), 18.6 km (11.6 miles) SSE of Matías Romero (population 21 064), 24.1 km (15.0 miles) NE of San Jerónimo Ixtepec (population 23 150), and 31.8 km (19.7 miles) NNW of Unión Hidalgo (population 12 736), Mexico.

This is also 428 km (265.3 miles) SE of the epicenter of September 19th M7.1 earthquake and 227 km (140 miles) NW of September 8th M8.1.

There are 760 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Close to 4 900 are living within 10 km (6.2 miles).

Some 8 000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 150 000 strong, 189 000 moderate, and 2 803 000 weak shaking.

Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects 0 to 10 fatalities and 10 to 100 injured, according to Earthquake Report.

Categories: Geology, Recently, Vulcano

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