1911 Michoacán earthquake

earthquake struck off the coast of Michoacan, Mexico on June 7, 1911

The 1911 Michoacán Earthquake was an earthquake[3] that occurred at 04:26 local time (11:02 UTC) on June 7, 1911. It had a magnitude of 7.6 Richter degrees.[4]

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; -102.5[2]
Areas affectedMexico

The earthquake is better known as the Maderista Earthquake (Sismo Maderista in Spanish),[5] because hours after the tremor, the revolutionary Francisco I Madero would arrive in Mexico City with a triumphant entry after the fall of Porfirio Díaz.

It is considered a megathrust earthquake, along the Middle America Trench. This is a major subduction zone.



The earthquake caused damage in Mexico City, causing the fall of 119 homes and the death of at least 45 people, Ciudad Guzmán[6] in the state of Jalisco[7] was left almost completely in ruins.


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  2. National Geophysical Data Center. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. http://usuarios.geofisica.unam.mx/vladimir/papers_pdf/Mex_JGR94.pdf
  4. 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 978-0-12-440652-0. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-20. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  5. "Dos siglos de temblores". Archived from the original on 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  6. "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.
  7. "Cumplió Cruz Roja 100 años de su primer servicio en Jalisco | SDP Noticias". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-08-21.

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