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News Release

Magnitude 6.1 MICHOACAN, MEXICO
Friday, August 11, 2006 at 14:30:40 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A moderate earthquake occurred 205 km (125 miles) WSW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico at 8:30 AM MDT, Aug 11, 2006 (9:30 AM CDT in Mexico). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage. Additional information about this earthquake can be obtained from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (National Autonomous University of Mexico) in Mexico City (52-55-622-4126).

Felt (III) at Mexico City. Also felt at Acatlan, Arcelia, Chiautla, Cuautla, Cuernavaca, El Grullo, Ixtapa, Lerma, Morelia, Patzcuaro, Puebla, Puruandiro, Queretaro, Tenancingo, Toluca, Villa Guerrero, Zacapu, Zacualpan and Zihuatanejo.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

 


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