Magnitude: 6.9M
Time: 07-07-2014 T11:23:07
Country: MEXICO

MEXICO;GUATEMALA:SANMARCOS

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 67km below the ground in Mexico on 07-07-2014 T11:23:07, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.9 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 67km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 5. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing considerable damage to specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage would be great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Expect that buildings would be shifted off foundations. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 3 souls and destroying structures.
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Cocos - porphyry copper
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Earthquake Stats
total_houses_damaged 50
region_code 150
focal_depth 67
total_deaths 3
intensity 5
total_deaths_description 1
year 2014
total_houses_damaged_description 1
eq_mag_mw 6.9
id 10102
location_name MEXICO;GUATEMALA:SANMARCOS
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
deaths 3
eq_primary 6.9
total_houses_destroyed_description 1
time 07-07-2014 T11:23:07
latitude 14.728
houses_damaged 50
injuries 33
total_injuries 33
houses_destroyed_description 1
houses_damaged_description 1
total_injuries_description 1
longitude -92.578
country MEXICO
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 1

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