Magnitude: 6.3M
Time: 07-29-2014 T10:46:07
Country: MEXICO

MEXICO:OAXACA

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 107km below the ground in Mexico on 07-29-2014 T10:46:07, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.3 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 107km 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 slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 1 souls and destroying structures.
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Earthquake Stats
region_code 150
focal_depth 107
total_deaths 1
intensity 5
total_deaths_description 1
year 2014
total_houses_damaged_description 2
eq_mag_mw 6.3
id 10104
location_name MEXICO:OAXACA
total_damage_description 2
damage_description 2
deaths 1
eq_primary 6.3
time 07-29-2014 T10:46:07
latitude 17.682
injuries 1
total_injuries 1
houses_damaged_description 2
total_injuries_description 1
longitude -95.653
country MEXICO
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 1

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