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Strong Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Colima, Mexico

Posted by feww on June 7, 2016

M6.2 earthquake strikes SSW of San Patricio, Mexico

Centered at 18.412°N, 105.188°W (115.0 km SW of Manzanillo, Mexico) the quake struck at a depth of 10.0 km, USGS/EHP reported.

The main shock struck about 190km SW of Volcán de Colima (19.513, -103.617). Colima is one of the 16 Decade Volcanoes.

The event was followed by at least two significant aftershocks, as of posting.

Latest Seismicity

M4.6 ~ 156km SSW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-07 11:07:05 UTC 10.0 km
M5.5 ~ 93km SSW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-07 10:58:01 UTC 10.0 km
M6.2 ~ 102km SSW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-07 10:51:38 UTC 10.0 km
M4.1  ~ 30km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-07 10:32:14 UTC 10.0 km

Excerpt from Seismotectonics of Mexico [USGS]

Mexico has a long history of destructive earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In September 1985, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake killed more than 9,500 people in Mexico City. In southern Mexico, Volcán de Colima and El Chichón erupted in 2005 and 1982, respectively. Paricutín volcano, west of Mexico City, began venting smoke in a cornfield in 1943; a decade later this new volcano had grown to a height of 424 meters. Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanos (“smoking mountain” and “white lady”, respectively), southeast of Mexico City, occasionally vent gas that can be clearly seen from the City, a reminder that volcanic activity is ongoing. In 1994 and 2000 Popocatépetl renewed its activity forcing the evacuation of nearby towns, causing seismologists and government officials to be concerned about the effect a large-scale eruption might have on the heavily populated region. Popocatépetl volcano last erupted in 2010.


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Significant Seismicity – June 2, 2016

Posted by feww on June 2, 2016

M 6.5 quake strikes 91km W of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia

Centered at 2.207°S, 100.574°E [141.0 km S of Padang, Indonesia,] the event occurred at a depth of 50.8 km, reported USGS/EHP.

Potential Volcano Tectonics Impact

N-S: Tandikat-Singgalang (0°25′57.30″S, 100°19′1.69″E), Marapai, Talang (00°58′42″S 100°40′46″E ), Kerinci (1°41′48″S 101°15′56″E), Sumbing, Kaba, Dempo, Gunang Besar, Suoh and Krakatau (6°06′07″S 105°25′23″E).

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.5Mw
Location: 2.207°S 100.574°E
Depth: 50.8km
Time: 2016-06-01 22:56:00 UTC

  • 91.0 km (56.5 mi) W of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia
  • 141.0 km (87.6 mi) S of Padang, Indonesia
  • 156.0 km (96.9 mi) S of Solok, Indonesia
  • 531.0 km (329.9 mi) SW of Singapore, Singapore

Other Seismicity

M4.7 about 178km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-02 02:43:10 UTC depth of 37.7km
M5.1 about 183km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-02 02:23:10 UTC depth of 34.2km
M4.9 about 98km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-01 12:25:03 UTC depth of 27.1km
M5.4 about 192km SW of San Patricio, Mexico 2016-06-01 08:30:21 UTC depth of 10.0km

M5.2 about 36km NNW of Pujocucho, Peru 2016-06-02 00:01:28 UTC depth of 15.5 km
M5.1 about 82km S of Huancavelica, Peru 2016-06-01 21:31:00 UTC depth of 78.9 km

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