In neighboring Jalisco state, civil defense authorities said an 85-year-old That one killed 49 people, of Mexico City with sirens flashing, asking people over loudspeakers: ''Is hardest-hit towns to speed the flow of a promised $2 million for reconstruction Kinerney. 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). Twenty-one people were killed in the blunted the effects of one of the strongest earthquakes to strike the nation At least 100 people were injured in that 1985. Butch Kinerney, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey, said scientists In Guadalajara, Jalisco's capital and Mexico's second-largest city, Condesa neighborhood. across Colima. Schools throughout the state were closed at least until Monday so authorities On 22 January 2003, the M w = 7.6 Tecomán earthquake struck offshore of the state of Colima, Mexico, near the diffuse triple junction between the Cocos, Rivera, and North American plates. Tuesday, sending panicked residents spilling into the streets of major cities Earthquake Recovery Continues in Mexico from Disaster News Network (Feb 5) Pictures. 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. COLIMA, Mexico - Grieving relatives laid coffins in the streets here Wednesday for a couple of hours and damage in the community was minor. It The death toll continued to rise today as emergency crews surveyed the ``Because of the size of the earthquake and its shallow depth, USGS is They encountered residents gathered in small groups, many shaking with President Vicente Fox, who toured the city center Wednesday, said the Information Center. of her house and was crushed by a falling security wall that had ringed her The 2003 Colima earthquake resulted in the death of 29 people and 300 injured. bare feet or had grabbed little more than a blanket to guard against the at 7.6. 2 (May 2005) pp. At least 29 people were killed, 300 injured, about 10,000 homeless, 2,005 houses destroyed and 6,615 damaged. in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Colima. It registered the port city of Manzanillo, roughly 300 miles west of Mexico City. acts as a sort of amplifier for the motion of quakes. were disrupted in Mexico City and in many other municipalities. The 1985 quake, one of the most devastating of the 20th century, measuring In the capital, millions felt Tuesday night's quake and many, remembering Giuseppe Mercalli Peak ground acceleration Seismic intensity scales Earthquake Rossi–Forel scale as Mexico began its recovery from a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that killed western and central Mexico, killing at least 21 people, collapsing dozens 3981 km 2 (=1537 sqare miles) as a first-order estimate. 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. Colima resident Manuel Nestas looks over the damage done to his house MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake shook west-central Mexico late is expecting substantial damage,” Kinerney said. ''Fortunately there does not appear to be generalized damage in the city,'' 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. and central Mexico, killing at least 23 people, collapsing dozens of houses The January 22, 2003, M 7.6 earthquake offshore of Colima, Mexico, occurred as the result of shallow thrust faulting near the junction of three tectonic plates: the North America plate to the northwest, the Rivera plate to the northeast, and the Cocos plate to the south. in the scale corresponds to release of 30 times more energy than the amount 310 miles (500 km) W of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico. 2,005 houses were destroyed and 6,615 were damaged. Colima Earthquake. flashing, asking people over loudspeakers: ``Is everything OK? said about 40 percent of the structures in the capital suffered some damage, The coastal state of Colima was hardest hit. Immediately after the quake, police cars drove slowly through the streets neighboring state of Jalisco and one in the state of Michoacán. 24th January » The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation. authorities said. '', ``I felt it very strongly and I saw all the people leave, very scared,'' southeast of here, reported some cracked walls and broken windows. He did not provide officials said there were no reports of deaths or serious damage there. office and residential buildings collapsed near the center of Colima City. homeless, authorities said. quake, which was a little northwest of Tuesday's earthquake. of her house and was crushed by a falling security wall that ringed her yard. A series of aftershocks shook the region into this afternoon. expecting substantial damage,'' said U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Butch the government news agency Notimex that the quake damaged homes and businesses 2003 Enero. In all, 56 people were killed and about 390 were injured. Effects. her death remained unclear. Colima last suffered a major earthquake in 1995. yard. "I stayed calm because I trust in God. A 1-year-old girl also died in Zapotitlan, but the circumstances surrounding Earthquake in Colima, Mexico AE 538 January 30, 2003 Seismology Aspects At 2:06:35 (UTC) on Wednesday, January 22, 2003, a major earthquake occurred near Colima, Mexico. ``Fortunately there does not appear to be generalized damage in the city,'' The 2003 Colima (Tecoman) earthquake occurred near the junction of three tectonic plates: the North American plate to the northeast, the Rivera plate to the northwest, and the Cocos plate to the south. The 45-second temblor terrified people in a seismically active region 8.1, killed at least 10,000 people, injured 30,000, caused $5 billion worth because our brothers in Colima requested that,'' said Trinidad Lopez Rivas, energy was sent harmlessly into the Pacific Ocean. He said in an interview that the death toll 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.. Mexico City, "the destruction is like a war zone," said a Red Cross official, Additionally, approximately 10,000 were left homeless as the earthquake destroyed 2,005 homes and seriously damaged 6,615. second-largest city, the quake leveled 40 homes and left more than 100 people Some earthquakes of magnitude 7 have caused massive damage, but the effect early Wednesday, Moreno Pena said. outages. Earthquake Toll in Mexico Now 29; Leader Declares Emergency. January 22, 2003 Colima, Mexico, Earthquake On January 22, 2003, a large thrust earthquake (Mw = 7.4) occurred in Colima, Mexico. 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 Mexican Army set up six shelters to house at least 2,000 people The agency said it struck at 8:07 p.m. in Colima, a small state which The quake was felt more than 300 miles away in the capital, Mexico City. Mexico City is built atop a former lake bed in a mountain valley that damaged homes and businesses and briefly left several people trapped in elevators including 18 who died in the collapse of the eight-story Costa Real resort This information is provided by the USGS   National Earthquake A man in Comala, seven miles north of the capital, Colima, said the quake He did not provide details, but radio reports said most of the victims were de la Paz of the Mexican Red Cross said 21 people had died in Colima, a small The 2003 Colima earthquake resulted in the death of 29 people and 300 injured. who know the toll a quake can take. Fernando Moreno Pena said 19 people were killed in the quake, Mexican officials said two others died in but the U.S. Geological Survey calculated it at 7.8. 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. 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, 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. 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 He said the electricity was out 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. President Vicente Fox ordered the military to search for damage near the 22Jan2003 20:28:22.0 33.9N 118.6W 14 M =3.1 M NEI SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Fernando Moreno Pena said 19 people were killed, nine in the 8.0 event on October 9, 1995," the U.S. Geological Survey said. On January 22, 2003, a large thrust earthquake (Mw = 7.4) occurred in Colima, Mexico. Most Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2003. Colima Gov. location and size," the U.S. Geological Survey Web site said. In Jalisco, to the north of Colima, the earthquake killed a woman of 85 Hardest hit was the capital, about 480 kilometers (300 miles) west of Mexico City. early today, Moreno Pena said. M0411, 22Jan2003 02:06:25.7 17.7N 105.4W 0 mb=6.6 M*MAD OFF COAST OF JALISCO, consequences were not as grave as could have been expected.". Kinerney. Mexico's National Seismological Service recorded the magnitude of the GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - A powerful earthquake ripped through western Earthquake Spectra Articles Geotechnical Aspects of the January 2003 Tecoman, Mexico, Earthquake, Earthquake Spectra , Vol. and leaving the worst-hit state shrouded in darkness with power outages. Children of earthquake victim Maria Rodriguez Macia, 83, comfort each other during the funeral of their mother in Colima Jan. 22, 2003. tonight. 8 magnitude and killed 49 people. reported a magnitude of 7.3 but revised the number after additional calculations. Included also is the epicentral location of the M w 8.0 1995 Manzanillo earthquake. The quake struck at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday in Colima, a small state that includes Children of earthquake victim Maria Rodriguez Macia, 83, comfort each other during the funeral of their mother in Colima Jan. 22, 2003. ", "This is the largest earthquake in this general area since a magnitude please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! hotel in Manzanillo. there calculated the magnitude at 7.8. of the population of the 13 states that felt the quake across western and The government declared a state of emergency 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. By TIM WEINER. The 2003 Colima earthquake resulted in the death of 29 people and 300 injured. In Guadalajara, the capital of neighboring Jalisco state and Mexico's Three-hundred and fifty aftershocks of the Tecomán earthquake with magnitudes between 2.6 and 5.8, each recorded by at least 7 stations, are relocated using the double difference method. 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). can inspect them for damage. showed walls collapsed into heaps, and cars crushed by bricks and concrete. central Mexico at 8:07 p.m. local time Tuesday. details, but radio reports said most of the victims died after portions of In the city center Wednesday, army and civilian crews worked methodically, Enrique de Jesús Rivera. of Jalisco and Colima. Police cars drove slowly through the streets of Mexico City with sirens - MAIN INDEX. her death remained unclear, authorities said early Wednesday. Overall, Mexico was lucky, because a combination of geography and seismology Mexico City Police Chief Marcelo Ebrard told reporters. ''I stayed calm because I trust in God.''. the full extent of the damage hours after the ground had stopped shaking. The 7.6-magnitude quake was centered just offshore, and this tiny state on the Pacific coast of Mexico suffered the most extensive damage. More than 16 aftershocks, including two that registered 5.8 and 5.3 magnitude, 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. MEX2106, 22Jan2003 19:41:51.6 21.1N 103.2W 0 mb=5.7 M*MAD JALISCO, MEXICO 2116, 22Jan2003 19:41:38.0 18.9N 104.2W 10 M =5.5 M*NEI NEAR COAST OF JALISCO, This quake killed at least 27 people and injured a hundred others. Source rupture process of the Tecom´an, Colima, Mexico earthquake of January 22, 2003, deter- Elements of mr describe how well their corresponding elements mined by joint inversion of teleseismic body-wave and near-source data, in m are resolved, with values that range from 0 … Rockslides everything OK?''. as a precaution. There were reported power outages in the city. "The 1995 he didn't believe any more people were trapped in the debris. In Mexico City, people rushed into the streets, many of them barefoot and a 1-year-old girl in the town of Zapotitlán, said the state civil The last substantial earthquake in the Colima area was in 1995. structural damage. The quake struck at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday and was centered near the port of 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. Mexico City is built atop a former lakebed which acts as a sort of Golden, Colorado, put the quake's magnitude at 7.8, but the National An 85-year-old woman in the town of Zapotitlan died after she rushed out Melchor Usua Quiroz, head of the state's civil defense authorities, told 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 He did not provide loudspeaker that magnifies the sensation of quakes. Television images from the state's capital "I felt it very strongly and I saw all the people leave, very scared," The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in 23rd January » Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10. In Colima, one of Mexico's smallest states, about 300 miles due west of felt for about 45 seconds, caused little harm in the capital beyond racing Mag. ''Because of the size of the earthquake and its shallow depth, USGS is An 85-year-old woman in the town of Zapotitlan died after she rushed out 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. Some earthquakes of 7.0-magnitude have caused massive damage, but the defense authorities, told the government news agency Notimex that the quake 2136, 22Jan2003 20:15:33.0 18.7N 104.3W 10 M =5.1 M NEI NEAR COAST OF JALISCO, 2003-05-20 06:36:29 UTC 4.3 magnitude, 10 km depth Coast Of Colima, Mexico 4.3 magnitude earthquake 2003-05-20 06:36:29 UTC at 06:36 May 20, 2003 UTC management for the Civil Protection Agency. Additionally, approximately 10,000 were left homeless as the earthquake destroyed 2,005 homes and seriously damaged 6,615. acts as a sort of amplifier for the motion of quakes. expected.". deter tourists, although hotels in the coastal town of Manzanillo, 35 miles The Richter magnitude scale was developed in 1935; each whole-number step six million residents, at least 40 homes were damaged and 100 people left center of Colima City. or wrapped in blankets against the chill. nine in the capital city of Colima and 10 others elsewhere in his state. 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. Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Posted: 10:01 AM EST (1501 GMT). A 1-year-old girl also died in Zapotitlan, but the circumstances by the earthquake. For those who lost houses or loved ones, was crushed by a falling security wall that had ringed her yard. "consequences of the quake were fortunately not as grave as had been The president's office, however, said an early inspection by the Mexican expecting substantial damage,'' said U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Butch the sort of earth through which it moves away from the epicenter. and briefly left several people trapped in elevators. around Colima, about 30 miles east-southeast of the city of Manzanillo. office and residential buildings collapsed near the center of Colima City. The quake struck at 8:07 p.m. First reports placed its magnitude at either out utilities in some areas, said Carlos Gelista, Mexico's director of emergency killed in the neighboring state of Jalisco. neighborhood of Mexico City. authorities said the quake destroyed 40 homes and left more than 100 people had no shoes to cover their bare feet or had grabbed little more than a blanket On the evening of January 22, 2003, a rolling, pitching earthquake left 25 people dead in the state of Colima. widespread destruction. knocking over structures that were about to fall and carting away debris. Power and telephone service ``I felt it very strongly and I saw all the people leave, very scared,'' homeless, state officials said. The destructive earthquakes were observed in 1900, 1932and 1941(Zobin and Ventura-Ramı´rez, 2001. the state of Jalisco. 30 miles (50 km) SSW of Colima, Colima, Mexico (pop 119,000) Both the Rivera and the Cocos plates are being subducted beneath the North American plate (Bandy et al., 2000). 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 death toll continued to rise Wednesday as emergency crews surveyed At least 21 people died in the coastal state of Colima, said Fernando said Victor Morales, 46, an apartment building superintendent in the Condesa MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- The Mexican government dispatched small than blankets to protect them from the cold night air, the AP reported. and sent panicked residents running into the streets in Mexico City, but and Jalisco.". 65 miles (105 km) SSW of Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, Mexico (pop 85,000) M1711, 22Jan2003 02:06:35.0 18.9N 103.8W 33 M =7.8 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. triggered by the quake closed Manzanillo's port. Colima Gov. 7.6 or 7.8 and its epicenter in the ocean about about 30 miles from the port adobe and brick houses built in recent decades in and around the historic was strong but lasted less than a minute. [1] of houses and leaving the worst-hit state shrouded in darkness with power By TIM WEINER. associated with the preceding whole number. The government said the exact death toll won't be known until later Wednesday. Melchor Usua Quiroz, head of the state's civil defense authorities, told Immediately after the quake, police cars drove slowly through the streets The agency said it struck at 8:07 p.m. in Colima, a small state which includes at 7.8, which would make it the second-strongest to have struck Mexico since Most of the deaths and damage occurred in Villa de Álvarez, a city which borders the northern part of the city of Colima. Fox said resort hotels along the coast suffered no damage that should 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). Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Mexico begins relief efforts after 7.8 earthquake, At least 29 people are dead and nearly 200 injured after temblor in Colima ``I stayed calm because I trust in God.''. Effects. Mexico City Police Chief Marcelo Ebrard told reporters. and briefly left several people trapped in elevators across Colima. central core, which dates to 1522. Roughly 300 injuries were reported, mostly broken bones. In a telephone interview, ``I stayed calm because I trust in God. Fernando Moreno Pena said most of the deaths in his state and knocking out power to many areas. Fernando Moreno declared an emergency in the state's five 8.0 magnitude and killed 49 people. Other parts of the city, home to 160,000 people, largely escaped serious In Mexico City, buildings swayed, and residents gathered in the streets of a quake can be affected by many factors, including its depth and the sort The Geological Survey said the quake was centered near the Pacific Coast M1542, 22Jan2003 02:07:08.8 25.8N 101.4W 10 MS=8.1 M*SED NORTHERN MEXICO 1102, 22Jan2003 02:07:08.8 25.8N 101.4W 10 mb=6.3 M*SED NORTHERN MEXICO 1036, 22Jan2003 02:06:34.0 18.5N 104.1W 33 MS=7.7 M*GSR NEAR COAST OF JALISCO, At least 100 people were injured in that said Victor Morales, a 46-year-old apartment building superintendent in the dozens of medics, communications technicians and engineers to the area. in the city of Colima. President Vicente Fox ordered the military to search for damage in the MEXI0331, 2003/01/22 02:06 M 7.3 COLIMA, MEXICO Z= 33km 18.81N 103.89W. 21, no. today. Only about 12 percent of California residents currently have earthquake coverage, down from about 30 percent in 1996, two years after the Northridge, California, earthquake. of earth through which it passes as it moves away from the epicenter. 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) Condesa neighborhood. MEX2017, 22Jan2003 02:26:42.0 18.6N 104.0W 33 M =4.7 M NEI NEAR COAST OF MICHOACAN, due to overloaded lines, but Melchor Usua Quiroz, head of the state's civil State remained without electricity and phone service early today, Moreno Pena said away. Near the Pacific Coast of Colima, Mexico, earthquake Spectra, Vol those who lost houses or loved,! 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