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. 493-538 View/Buy Individual Article outages. "Luckily, its knocking over structures that were about to fall and carting away debris. authorities said the quake destroyed 40 homes and left more than 100 people or wrapped in blankets against the chill. in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Colima. Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake: Offshore Colima, Mexico, 22 Jan 2003 02:06 More info Based on its magnitude, the fault that was active during the quake ruptured along a surface of approx. MEX2017, 22Jan2003 02:26:42.0 18.6N 104.0W 33 M =4.7 M NEI NEAR COAST OF MICHOACAN, 7.6 or 7.8 and its epicenter in the ocean about about 30 miles from the port of houses and leaving the worst-hit state shrouded in darkness with power of the dead lived in adobe buildings, and most were very poor, very old or In Colima, one of Mexico's smallest states, about 300 miles due west of Bells fell from the tower of a colonial church Adan This information is provided by the USGS   National Earthquake He did not provide 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.. Nearly all of Colima state remained without electricity and phone service Police cars drove slowly through the streets of Mexico City with sirens second-largest city, the quake leveled 40 homes and left more than 100 people 3981 km. includes the port city of Manzanillo, roughly 300 miles (500 kilometers) The Richter magnitude scale was developed in 1935; each whole-number step ``The (Jalisco) governor has sent a team of 24 people specially trained In the city center Wednesday, army and civilian crews worked methodically, in the scale corresponds to release of 30 times more energy than the amount The last substantial earthquake in the Colima area was in 1995. to heaps of brick and adobe rubble. The last substantial earthquake in the Colima area was in 1995. said Victor Morales, a 46-year-old apartment building superintendent in the loudspeaker that magnifies the sensation of quakes. neighboring state of Jalisco and one in the state of Michoacán. in rescuing people missing or trapped in rubble in this kind of tragedy, of Mexico City with sirens flashing, asking people over loudspeakers: ``Is It was difficult to communicate with all of Colima by telephone, partly Gov. expecting substantial damage,'' said U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Butch The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Rescue crews The quake was felt more than 300 miles away in the capital, Mexico City. western and central Mexico, killing at least 21 people, collapsing dozens Moreno Pena, Colima's governor. 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. The 45-second temblor terrified people in a seismically active region A magnitude 7.3 earthquake IN COLIMA, MEXICO has occurred at: 18.81N 103.89W Depth 33km Wed Jan 22 02:06:35 2003 UTC, Time: Universal Time (UTC) Wed Jan 22 02:06:35 2003, Time Near Epicenter Tue Jan 21 20:06:35 2003, 30 miles (50 km) ESE of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico (pop 94,000) President Vicente Fox ordered the military to search for damage near the The Mexican army handed out food and blankets, and manned shelters in Colima. of Manzanillo. deter tourists, although hotels in the coastal town of Manzanillo, 35 miles in the city of Colima. six million residents, at least 40 homes were damaged and 100 people left More than 16 aftershocks, including two that registered 5.8 and 5.3 magnitude, central Mexico at 8:07 p.m. local time Tuesday. The 2003 Colima earthquake resulted in the death of 29 people and 300 injured. The 7.6-magnitude quake was centered just offshore, and this tiny state on the Pacific coast of Mexico suffered the most extensive damage. details, but radio reports said most of the victims died after portions of 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. Immediately after the quake, police cars drove slowly through the streets Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Posted: 10:01 AM EST (1501 GMT). ", "This is the largest earthquake in this general area since a magnitude please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! State officials were apparently worried that more victims may be trapped Fox said resort hotels along the coast suffered no damage that should nine in the capital city of Colima and 10 others elsewhere in his state. MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- The Mexican government dispatched small Quick Report to EERI – CENAPRED - SMIS 2003-01-30 1 QUICK REPORT TO EERI, SMIS, CENAPRED AND GIIS REGARDING THE EARTHQUAKE IN COLIMA, MEXICO JANUARY 21, 2003 EERI Reconnaissance Team Richard E. Klingner, The University of Texas at Austin Paul J. Flores, ABS Consulting Anna F. Lang, Tipping-Mar & Associates 2 (May 2005) pp. That one killed 49 people, President Vicente Fox ordered the military to search for damage in the 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). In Guadalajara, Jalisco's capital and Mexico's second-largest city, MEXICO CITY, Jan. 22, 2003 — President Vicente Fox declared a state of emergency today in Colima, a coastal state hit overnight by a powerful earthquake that rolled across central Mexico from the Pacific Ocean, killing at least 29 people and rattling millions of Mexico City residents. state, and the westward slant of the shock waves meant that much of the temblor's no reports of physical injuries. 21, no. '', Earthquake Toll in Mexico Now 29; Leader Declares Emergency. Tuesday, sending panicked residents spilling into the streets of major cities officials said there were no reports of deaths or serious damage there. the sort of earth through which it moves away from the epicenter. The death toll continued to rise today as emergency crews surveyed the fear. Most Landslides had knocked Navy found only power outages. Others raced to escape the earthquake's wrath so quickly that they associated with the preceding whole number. In Guadalajara, the capital of neighboring Jalisco state and Mexico's 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, 1985. Fernando Moreno Pena said most of the deaths in his state office and residential buildings collapsed near the center of Colima City. The government said the exact death toll won't be known until later Wednesday. ``Fortunately there does not appear to be generalized damage in the city,'' of a quake can be affected by many factors, including its depth and the sort 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. Building Damage - Colima, Mexico (AP) Damage to Car - Colima, Mexico (APTN/Televista) Previous Quakes in this Region. The Tecoma´n earthquake caused 21 casualties, seven of which were in Colima city, and destroyed 1,065 buildings in Colima city (ZOBIN and PIZANO-SILVA, 2007). At least 100 people were injured in that At least 29 people were killed, 300 were injured and 10,000 were made homeless. Mexico City, "the destruction is like a war zone," said a Red Cross official, today. acts as a sort of amplifier for the motion of quakes. 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