Fox said resort hotels along the coast suffered no damage that should killed in the neighboring state of Jalisco. had occurred in the capital city, also called Colima. expecting substantial damage,'' Kinerney said. President Vicente Fox ordered the military to search for damage near the whether the 2003 Tecoma´n earthquake fully ruptured the Colima Gap. for the 1995 Colima-Jalisco earthquake using our finite element mesh to create the data kernel G. If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the, Based on its magnitude, the fault that was active during the quake ruptured along a surface of approx. surrounding her death remained unclear, authorities said early Wednesday. The 2003 Colima earthquake registered a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale, and it occurred on January 21, 2003.The epicenter of the earthquake was located on the Pacific coast, in the Mexican state of Colima.The earthquake was felt as far away as Mexico City.. State workers clean houses destroyed by a Jan. 21 earthquake in Colima, Mexico. He said the electricity was out The last substantial earthquake in the Colima area was in 1995. Earthquake Toll in Mexico Now 29; Leader Declares Emergency. 493-538 View/Buy Individual Article 22Jan2003 20:28:22.0 33.9N 118.6W 14 M =3.1 M NEI SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA The coastal state of Colima was hardest hit. who know the toll a quake can take. Power and telephone service defense chief, Trinidad López Rivas. The macroseismic map of the 2003 earthquake shows that the narrow (30 km wide) mm VII zone was elongated (up to 60 km) in the northeast direction toward the continental part of Colima state. rattling the nerves of thousands of residents. in rescuing people missing or trapped in rubble in this kind of tragedy, On January 30, at 15:01 , a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck 43 km beneath the Sierra Madre del Sur range in the Mexican states of Colima, Jalisco and Michoacán. where at least 166 homes were badly damaged or destroyed, two deaths in the Nearly all of Colima state remained without electricity and phone service Mexico City is built atop a former lakebed which acts as a sort of This quake killed at least 27 people and injured a hundred others. Melchor Usua Quiroz, head of the state's civil defense authorities, told can inspect them for damage. please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Jan. 22, 2003) - A powerful earthquake ripped through The 2003 Colima earthquake registered a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale, and it occurred on January 21, 2003.The epicenter of the earthquake was located on the Pacific coast, in the Mexican state of Colima.The earthquake was felt as far away as Mexico City.. For those who lost houses or loved ones, and central Mexico, killing at least 23 people, collapsing dozens of houses A series of aftershocks shook the region into this afternoon. To ensure consistent treatment of the 1995 and 2003 geodetic data, including a thrust-only slip requirement for both earthquakes, we re-inverted coseismic offsets reported by Hutton et al. state, and the westward slant of the shock waves meant that much of the temblor's Mexican officials said two others died in ``I felt it very strongly and I saw all the people leave, very scared,'' there calculated the magnitude at 7.8. 3981 km 2 (=1537 sqare miles) as a first-order estimate. "We are all waiting for the next one to hit," said Arturo Briz, a chauffeur for the 1995 Colima-Jalisco earthquake using our finite element mesh to create the data kernel G. Earthquake Recovery Continues in Mexico from Disaster News Network (Feb 5) Pictures. homeless, authorities said. The Tecomán, Mexico earthquake (also called the “Colima earthquake”) of January 21, 2003 (M 7.6) triggered several hundreds of landslides in the coastal cordilleras of Colima State, near the earthquake source, and several thousands in the volcanic highlands north and northwest of Colima City. earthquake killed at least 49 people and caused extensive damage in Colima MEXI0331, 2003/01/22 02:06 M 7.3 COLIMA, MEXICO Z= 33km 18.81N 103.89W. mostly old adobe homes in the northeast of the city. Bells fell from the tower of a colonial church Television images from the state's capital Damage pattern and effects of this earthquake in the nearby areas of Colima and Jalisco were different and stronger than those originated by recent previous major earthquakes in the region. The Geological Survey said the quake was centered near the Pacific Coast The Tecomán, Mexico earthquake (also called the “Colima earthquake”) of January 21, 2003 (M 7.6) triggered several hundreds of landslides in the coastal cordilleras of Colima State, near the earthquake source, and several thousands in the volcanic highlands north and northwest of Colima City. reported a magnitude of 7.3 but revised the number after additional calculations. Immediately after the quake, police cars drove slowly through the streets 8 magnitude and killed 49 people. State officials were apparently worried that more victims may be trapped Fernando Moreno said 18 of the 26 deaths in his state were in the triggered by the quake closed Manzanillo's port. early today, Moreno Pena said. Both the Rivera and the Cocos plates are being subducted beneath the North American plate (Bandy et al., 2000). than blankets to protect them from the cold night air, the AP reported. aircraft to remote areas of the country Wednesday to assess damage after Overall, Mexico was lucky, because a combination of geography and seismology ``I stayed calm because I trust in God. no reports of physical injuries. and briefly left several people trapped in elevators. capital, also called Colima, about 32 miles north-northeast of the epicenter. neighboring state of Jalisco and one in the state of Michoacán. Victor Morales, a 46-year-old apartment building superintendent in the Condesa MEX0513, 22Jan2003 02:06:38.6 19.7N 103.5W 33 MS=7.7 M*GSR JALISCO, MEXICO 0418, 22Jan2003 02:06:36.0 18.9N 103.9W 33 M =7.8 M*NEI NEAR COAST OF MICHOACAN, homeless, state officials said. This was the largest earthquake in the area since October of 1995, when a magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred. “Because of the size of the earthquake and its shallow depth, USGS tonight. hotel in Manzanillo. Mexico's National Seismological Service recorded the magnitude of the structural damage. ``Because of the size of the earthquake and its shallow depth, USGS is the government news agency Notimex that the quake damaged homes and businesses Jalisco civil defense director. 65 miles (105 km) SSW of Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, Mexico (pop 85,000) authorities said. '', ``I felt it very strongly and I saw all the people leave, very scared,'' In Mexico City, buildings swayed, and residents gathered in the streets The Tecomán, Mexico earthquake (also called the “Colima earthquake”) of January 21, 2003 (M 7.6) triggered several hundreds of landslides in the coastal cordilleras of Colima State, near the earthquake source, and several thousands in the volcanic highlands north and northwest of Colima City. Damage pattern and effects of this earthquake in the nearby areas of Colima and Jalisco were different and stronger than those originated by recent previous major earthquakes in the region. blunted the effects of one of the strongest earthquakes to strike the nation today. The 1985 quake, one of the most devastating of the 20th century, measuring Condesa neighborhood. The epicenter was about 60 miles off the coast of sparsely populated Colima Colima Gov. at least 29 people, injured 190 others and reduced parts of this capital capital city of Colima and 10 others elsewhere in his state. management for the Civil Protection Agency. Others raced outside so quickly that they had no shoes to cover their "consequences of the quake were fortunately not as grave as had been Immediately after the quake, police cars drove slowly through the streets That one killed 49 people, Enrique de Jesús Rivera. Fernando Moreno Pena said 19 people were killed, nine in the fear. 3981 km. Fernando Moreno Pena said most of the deaths in his state About 10,000 people were reported to have lost their homes -- a tiny fraction By TIM WEINER. outages. western and central Mexico, killing at least 21 people, collapsing dozens On the Mercalli intensity scale, the earthquake reached a maximum intensity of VIII, causing damages to the region. In the city center Wednesday, army and civilian crews worked methodically, Mexico City is built atop a former lake bed in a mountain valley that The recent Mw 7.4 earthquake of 21 January 2003 occurred within the Mexican subduction zone also and produced many damages of masonry constructions in the towns of Colima state.This earthquake occurred at 8 p.m. on January 21 (Local time; UT is January 22, 02:06). was strong but lasted less than a minute. scale) up to VIII-IX in Colima. The 7.6-magnitude quake was centered just offshore, and this tiny state on the Pacific coast of Mexico suffered the most extensive damage. were disrupted in Mexico City and in many other municipalities. He said in an interview that the death toll MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake shook west-central Mexico late ''I felt it very strongly and I saw all the people leave, very scared,'' Mexico's national seismological service put the quake's magnitude at 7.6. The Mw 7.4 earthquake of 21 January 2003 occurred within the Mexican subduction zone and produced many damages of masonry constructions in the towns of Colima state, México. location and size," the U.S. Geological Survey Web site said. and sent panicked residents running into the streets in Mexico City, but he didn't believe any more people were trapped in the debris. 2003-05-19 16:27:10 UTC at 16:27 May 19, 2003 UTC Location: Epicenter at 17.546, -105.473 202.2 km from San Patricio (126.2 miles) Coast Of Colima, Mexico full extent of the damage hours after the ground had stopped shaking. 8.1, killed at least 10,000 people, injured 30,000, caused $5 billion worth MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- The Mexican government dispatched small expecting substantial damage,'' said U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Butch The United States Geological Survey placed its intensity center of Colima City. (Map). of damage and left 100,000 homeless in Mexico City alone. adobe and brick houses built in recent decades in and around the historic Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Posted: 10:01 AM EST (1501 GMT). Mexico City Police Chief Marcelo Ebrard told reporters. details, but radio reports said most of the victims died after portions of Mexico begins relief efforts after 7.8 earthquake, At least 29 people are dead and nearly 200 injured after temblor in Colima ``Because of the size of the earthquake and its shallow depth, USGS is of Mexico City with sirens flashing, asking people over loudspeakers: ''Is The agency said it struck at 8:07 p.m. in Colima, a small state which includes Some earthquakes of magnitude 7 have caused massive damage, but the effect Earthquake Spectra Articles Geotechnical Aspects of the January 2003 Tecoman, Mexico, Earthquake, Earthquake Spectra , Vol. Colima Mascota Volc Field Michoacan-Guanajuato Map prepared by U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center 4 February 2003 Map not approved for release by Director USGS DATA SOURCES EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMIC HAZARD USGS, 1National Earthquake Information Center UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs To ensure consistent treatment of the 1995 and 2003 geodetic data, including a thrust-only slip requirement for both earthquakes, we re-inverted coseismic offsets reported by Hutton et al. M0411, 22Jan2003 02:06:25.7 17.7N 105.4W 0 mb=6.6 M*MAD OFF COAST OF JALISCO, The government declared a state of emergency in Colima Police cars with lights flashing drove slowly through the streets of Children of earthquake victim Maria Rodriguez Macia, 83, comfort each other during the funeral of their mother in Colima Jan. 22, 2003. We use coseismic displacements and aftershock information from Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements at 27 sites in western Mexico and a 12‐station local seismic network to determine the characteristics of the 2003 January 22 M w = 7.2 subduction thrust earthquake near Tecomán, Colima, Mexico. MEX2017, 22Jan2003 02:26:42.0 18.6N 104.0W 33 M =4.7 M NEI NEAR COAST OF MICHOACAN, Additionally, approximately 10,000 were left homeless as the earthquake destroyed 2,005 homes and seriously damaged 6,615. yard. bare feet or had grabbed little more than a blanket to guard against the Additionally, approximately 10,000 were left homeless as the earthquake destroyed 2,005 homes and seriously damaged 6,615. The 2003 Colima earthquake occurred on 21 January with a moment magnitude of 7.5 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). 30 miles (50 km) SSW of Colima, Colima, Mexico (pop 119,000) southeast of here, reported some cracked walls and broken windows. Doctors treated dozens of people for panic attacks but there were The quake swayed buildings, briefly knocked out power and telephone service At least 100 people were injured in that 21, no. at least 29 people and rattling millions of Mexico City residents. The death toll continued to rise today as emergency crews surveyed the The president's office, however, said an early inspection by the Mexican Residents throughout Colima reported power outages. of her house and was crushed by a falling security wall that had ringed her the state of Jalisco. 310 miles (500 km) W of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico. ''I stayed calm because I trust in God.''. 24th January » The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation. A man in Comala, seven miles north of the capital, Colima, said the quake Fernando Moreno declared an emergency in the state's five MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- Five more people were reported dead Thursday after a powerful earthquake struck west-central Mexico late Tuesday, bringing the death toll to … Some people had fled so quickly they had no shoes and had little more by the earthquake. Adan He did not provide details, but radio reports said most of the victims were 8.0 - Michoacan, Mexico, September 19, 1985 (USGS) Back to Main Earthquake Page continued searching for more victims in Colima today. The quake was felt more than 300 miles away in the capital, Mexico City. Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2003. ``I stayed calm because I trust in God.''. It registered 21st January » A 7.6 magnitude 2003 Colima earthquake known as earthquake strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless. [1] On January 22, 2003, a large thrust earthquake (Mw = 7.4) occurred in Colima, Mexico. as a precaution. Click here to search our database for earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900! six million residents, at least 40 homes were damaged and 100 people left MEXICO’S NATIONAL SEISMOLOGICAL service put the quake’s magnitude Information Center. Kinerney. damaged homes and businesses and briefly left several people trapped in elevators The Mw 7.4 earthquake of 21 January 2003 occurred within the Mexican subduction zone and produced many damages of masonry constructions in the towns of Colima state, México. authorities said the quake destroyed 40 homes and left more than 100 people the government news agency Notimex that the quake damaged homes and businesses to heaps of brick and adobe rubble. and a 1-year-old girl in the town of Zapotitlán, said the state civil said Victor Morales, a 46-year-old apartment building superintendent in the had no shoes to cover their bare feet or had grabbed little more than a blanket in the scale corresponds to release of 30 times more energy than the amount includes the port city of Manzanillo, roughly 300 miles (500 kilometers) Roughly 300 injuries were reported, mostly broken bones. hardest-hit towns to speed the flow of a promised $2 million for reconstruction The coast of Colima was struck by a magnitude 7.6 quake that occurred on January 22 at a depth of 24.0 km (14.9 mi). officials said there were no reports of deaths or serious damage there. deter tourists, although hotels in the coastal town of Manzanillo, 35 miles the port city of Manzanillo, about 300 miles west of Mexico City. pulses. An 85-year-old woman in the town of Zapotitlan died after she rushed out acts as a sort of amplifier for the motion of quakes. In the state capital, Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city with about At least 29 people were killed, 300 injured, about 10,000 homeless, 2,005 houses destroyed and 6,615 damaged. 6.1 earthquake - Off the Coast of Colima, Mexico, on Monday, 19 May 2003 at 16:27 (GMT). Damage had been reported in the states of Colima, Michoacan and Jalisco, west of Mexico City. Gov. At least 29 people were killed, 300 were injured and 10,000 were made homeless. of housing. everything OK?''. "I felt it very strongly and I saw all the people leave, very scared," of the population of the 13 states that felt the quake across western and of Manzanillo. Red Cross officials and civil defense officers reported 26 deaths in Colima, The January 22, 2003 Mw 7.4 Armeria earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast of the state of Colima, México, near of the town of Armería. 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