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Yearly Archives: 2017

This earthquake in Central Mexico occurred as the result of normal faulting at a depth of approximately 50 km. Focal mechanism solutions indicate that the earthquake occurred on a moderately dipping fault, striking either to the southeast, or to the northwest. The event is near, but not directly on, the plate boundary between the Cocos and North America plates in the region.

The earthquake has caused significant damage in Mexico City, with many multi-storey building collapsed causing tragic loss… Continue reading