BRKG M7.6 EQ, 28 mi SSE of La Placita de Morelos, Mexico


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M7.5 EQ, 28 mi SSE of La Placita de Morelos, Mexico. Hazardous tsunami waves possible within 200 miles of the epicenter along the coast of Mexico.... upgraded to M7.6.
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M 7.6 - Colima-Michoacan border region, Mexico​

Magnitude uncertainty7.6 mww± 0.0
Location uncertainty18.367°N 103.252°W± 8.8 km
Depth uncertainty15.1 km± 3.7
Origin Time2022-09-19 18:05:06.826 UTC
Number of Stations123
Number of Phases124
Minimum Distance256.0 km ( 2.30° )
Travel Time Residual1.88 s
Azimuthal Gap150°FE
Region Colima-Michoacan border region, Mexico ()
Review Status
REVIEWED CatalogUS ( us7000i9bw )
Location Source US 3
Magnitude Source US 3
Contributor US 3


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Southwest Mexico Struck by 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake, Buildings Sway in Capital​

  • Quake occured after a commemoration of 1985, 2017 quakes
  • No initial damage was reported, Mexico City mayor says
Carolina Gonzalez
September 19, 2022 at 1:25 PM CDT

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southwestern Mexico Monday, causing buildings to sway in the capital Mexico City and prompting evacuations.

The tremor was southeast of La Placita de Morelos, in Michoacan state, west of Mexico City, according to United States Geological Survey.

The earthquake was felt at 1:05 p.m. in the capital and Mexico City mayor Claudia Shienbaum said no initial damage was reported.

Buildings in the downtown area of the capital were evacuated. The shaking occurred only about an hour after the city held its annual earthquake drill to commemorate big quakes registered in 1985 and 2017.


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Trying to find video and am coming up empty at the moment.

Earthquake Strikes Mexico City on Anniversary of 2 Deadly Quakes​


A7.6-magnitude earthquake struck on Monday in Mexico City on the anniversary of seismic events in 1985 and 2017.

Following the country's commemoration of past earthquakes, a seismic alert was activated. Mexico's National Seismological Service said the quake occurred at about 1:05 p.m. local time about 37 kilometers (about 23 miles) southeast of Aquila near the border of Colima and Michoacan states, according to CBS News. The earthquake had a depth of about 15 kilometers, or nine miles.

Mexico Earthquake Casualties Anniversary Seismic

People remain in the street after an earthquake in Mexico City on September 19, 2022. A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday, shaking buildings in Mexico City on the anniversary of major tremors in 1985 and 2017, seismologists said.CLAUDIO CRUZ/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

"There are no damages or relevant news at the moment," tweeted Omar Garcia Harfuch, secretary of citizen security in Mexico City, after 2 p.m. ET. Previously, he issued a warning that the earthquake was "not a drill" but "real."

Reforma reported that the quake interrupted a mass that was being held in front of the Rebsamen School to commemorate victims of the 2017 earthquake.

The 1985 earthquake caused major damage in Mexico City and resulted in the deaths of thousands of people, although numbers remain disputed according to Televisa News.

While official figures reported that the 8.0-magnitude quake killed 6,000 citizens and injured 10,000, unofficial data estimated more than 10,000 dead and over 30,000 injured. More than 50,000 families lost their homes.

The Guardian reported that the 2017 earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.1, killed at least 361 people.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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There was a 5.1 on the border of AZ and Mexico today. 11:08 local time.

Interesting it's not showing up on the USGS map, but there were a couple a few days ago in NM.


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Downgraded to 6.8, which is still a major event if you happen to be sitting on the epicenter and especially as an aftershock to a bigger earthquake that's already loosened things up.


Neither here nor there.
Downgraded to 6.8, which is still a major event if you happen to be sitting on the epicenter and especially as an aftershock to a bigger earthquake that's already loosened things up.

M 6.8 - Michoacan, Mexico​

  • 2022-09-22 06:16:09 (UTC)
  • 18.308°N 102.923°W
  • 24.1 km depth


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From event mapping site, recommended by southernprepper1.

The 7.6-magnitude earthquake which struck western Mexico on Monday caused a 1.2-meter (4 foot) seiche in Devils Hole at California’s Death Valley, officials said on Wednesday night. They also released footage of the “desert tsunami.” The incident began at 11:27 a.m. local time on Monday, about 22 minutes after the quake, when waves began to form inside the cave at Death Valley National Park on the California-Nevada state line. They reached 4 feet at 11:35 a.m. The National Park Service (NPS) released footage of the waves on Wednesday night and said they were caused by the earthquake in western Mexico, which struck about 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) away. A spokeswoman for the park called it a “surprising quirk of geology,” although similar events have happened before. Earthquakes in 2012, 2018 and 2019 also caused waves at Devils Hole. Devils Hole is a partially water-filled limestone cave which is hundreds of feet deep and home to the Devils Hole pupfish, which rely on algae that grows on a shallow, sunlit shelf. “Monday’s waves, technically known as a seiche, stirred the sediment and rocks on the shallow shelf, also removing much of the algae growth,” the park said in a statement on Wednesday night. “In the short term, this reduces food available to the pupfish.” Kevin Wilson, an aquatic ecologist at the National Park Service, said the pupfish appeared to be okay. “We didn’t find any dead fish after the waves stopped,” he said. Devils Hole is the only place where the critically endangered pupfish is naturally found. Its population is currently on an upswing, growing from just 35 in 2013 to 175 in March of this year. Monday’s earthquake killed two people and injured dozens more in western Mexico. Small tsunami waves were also recorded along Mexico’s Pacific coast, most notably in Manzanillo, where several streets were flooded.