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Strong Earthquake Strikes near Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico

Posted by feww on May 8, 2016

M5.9 quake occurs S of Santa Maria Asuncion Tlaxiaco, Mexico

Centered at 16.569°N, 97.694°W the quake occurred at a depth of 24.4 km (15.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.9Mw [USGS/EHP]
Location: 16.569°N 97.694°W depth=24.4 km (15.2 mi)
Time: 2016-05-08 07:34:02 (UTC)

  • 29.0 km (18.0 mi) NE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico
  • 44.0 km (27.3 mi) NE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico
  • 77.0 km (47.8 mi) S of Santa Maria Asuncion Tlaxiaco, Mexico
  • 78.0 km (48.5 mi) E of Ometepec, Mexico
  • 351.0 km (218.1 mi) SSE of Mexico City, Mexico

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Strong Earthquake Strikes SW of Tomatlan, Mexico

Posted by feww on February 23, 2015

M 6.2 quake occurs SW of Tomatlan, Mexico

Centered at 18.67°N, 106.84°W, about 218km (135mi) SW of Tomatlan, the event occurred at a depth of 10km, USGS/EHP reported.

At least one significant aftershock, measuring magnitude 4.5Mw, was reported, as of posting.
Tsunami Evaluation: NO tsunami threat.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw (revised down from 6.6)
Time: 2015-02-22 at 14:23:13 UTC
Location: 18.670°N 106.844°W
Depth: 10.0 km

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Strong Aftershock Hits SW Mexico

Posted by feww on May 10, 2014


Strong aftershock strikes SW Mexico

The aftershock follows a magnitude 7.2 event that occurred on April 18 and a 6.4 shock, which struck the region on May 8, 2014.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-10 at 07:36:01 UTC
Location: 17.230°N 100.788°W depth=23.0km (14.3mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 11km (7mi) W of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico
  • 37km (23mi) W of Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico
  • 59km (37mi) ESE of Petatlan, Mexico
  • 79km (49mi) WNW of Coyuca de Benitez, Mexico
  • 299km (186mi) SW of Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico 30-days
Mexico Earthquakes Location Map. April 18 – May 10, 2014. Source: USGS/EHP


The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 96 on May 11, 2014.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California and Japan

Due to the reasons explained previously on this blog, FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on California and Japan seismicity.

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Strong Quake Strikes Cayman Islands Region

Posted by feww on January 20, 2010

Earthquake Measuring up to 6.1 Mw Strikes Near Cayman Islands

Strong earthquake measuring up to M6.1 struck offshore near Cayman Islands about 70 km (45 miles) ESE of George Town,  Cayman Islands and about 880 km WNW of the powerful earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince 8 days ago. The quake struck at a depth of about 10km on January 19, 2010 at 14:24 UTC.

Tsunami Report

There were no report of a tsunami in the area caused by this event.

Damage Report

The earthquake reportedly shook buildings in George town but there was no report of damage or injuries.

Previous Quakes

Grand Cayman was struck by a 6.8 Mw earthquake on December 14, 2004, three months after Hurricane Ivan had already raked the island. However, the quake caused only minor structural damage to some buildings.

FEWW Earthquake Forecast:

The Gonave Microplate, near the boundaries of which this earthquake occurred, could produce more seismicity in 2010, with possibly another powerful quake measuring 7.4 to 7.6Mw striking its southern boundary.  Kingston, Jamaica could experience a powerful quake with a probability of 65 percent.

10-degree Map Centered at 20°N,80°W

Earthquake Location map.
Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. (Click Images to enlarge).

Seismic Hazard Map showing the west side  end of
the Gonave Microplate. USGS/EHP. Click image to enlarge.

Seismic Hazard Map of Haiti Region showing the east side of the Gonave Microplate, which is sandwiched between the North American and the Caribbean Plates .Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW. Click image to enlarge.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 5.8 [EQ magnitude estimated by FEWW: 6.1 Mw – USGS/EHP routinely downgrades earthquakes by about 0.3 Mw]
  • Date-Time:
    • Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 14:23:38 UTC
    • Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 09:23:38 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 19.020°N, 80.779°W
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 70 km (45 miles) ESE of GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands
    • 305 km (190 miles) WNW of Montego Bay, Jamaica
    • 345 km (215 miles) S of Cienfuegos, Cuba
    • 750 km (465 miles) S of Miami, Florida
    • 880 km WNW of the powerful earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles); depth fixed by location program
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010rrbc

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