1911 Michoacán earthquake

The 1911 Michoacán earthquake occurred on June 7 at 04:26 local time (11:02 UTC).[3][4] The epicenter was located near the coast of Michoacán, Mexico. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 on the moment magnitude scale.[5] 45 people were reported dead.[6] In Mexico City, 119 houses were destroyed.[7] Cracks were reported in Palacio Nacional, Escuela Normal para Maestros, Escuela Preparatoria, Inspección de Policía, and Instituto Geológico.[8] Ciudad Guzmán, the seat of Zapotlán el Grande, Jalisco, suffered great damage.[9]

1911 Michoacán earthquake
1911 Michoacán earthquake is located in Mexico
1911 Michoacán earthquake
UTC time1911-06-07 11:02:50
ISC event16958148
Local dateJune 7, 1911
Local time04:26
Magnitude7.6 Mw
Depth33 km[1]
Epicenter17°30′N 102°30′W / 17.5°N 102.5°W / 17.5; -102.5Coordinates: 17°30′N 102°30′W / 17.5°N 102.5°W / 17.5; -102.5[2]
Areas affectedMexico
Casualties45 dead

The earthquake occurred hours before the revolutionary Francisco I. Madero entered Mexico City on the same day, and it was also known as "temblor maderista".

On June 7, 2011, a ceremony was held in Ciudad Guzmán commemorating the centenary of this earthquake.[10]

This earthquake was a megathrust earthquake along the Middle America Trench, a major subduction zone.[11]

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  1. ^ "CIEN AÑOS DE SISMICIDAD EN MEXICO, IGF UNAM, SSN". usuarios.geofisica.unam.mx. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ National Geophysical Data Center. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. ^ Notimex (2011-06-08). "Cumplió Cruz Roja 100 años de su primer servicio en Jalisco". sdpnoticias.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  4. ^ SEGOB - DGTI. "INEHRM - Secretaría de Educación Pública". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  5. ^ Engdahl, E. R.; Vallaseñor, A. (2002). "Global seismicity: 1900–1999" (PDF). International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology. Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.). Academic Press. p. 703. ISBN 978-0124406520. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-20. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  6. ^ "Apendice A, Historia de la Sismologia en Mexico". secre.ssn.unam.mx. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  7. ^ "Caracteristicas del sismo del 19 de septiembre de 1985". secre.ssn.unam.mx. Archived from the original on 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  8. ^ "Dos siglos de temblores". ssn.unam.mx. Archived from the original on 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  9. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México, estado de jalisco, Zapotlán el Grande". Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal, Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  10. ^ "Cd. Guzmán - En Zapotlán celebran centenario de fuerte terremoto de 1911". periodicoelsur.com. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  11. ^ Kostoglodov, Vladimir; Ponce, Lautaro (1994-01-10). "Relationship between subduction and seismicity in the Mexican part of the Middle America trench" (PDF). Journal of Geophysical Research. 99 (B1): 729–742.

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