by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 18:44 (2232 days ago)

At 5:55 p.m. local time we felt a mild earthquake in Zihuatanejo. According to the USGS there was a 7.0 quake 143 km northwest of Zihuatanejo in Michoacán. According to Mexico's SSN it was a 6.4 near the coast of Michoacán at lat. 17.9 and lon. -103.1.

No damage to report but lots of tourists here felt it.


by donnaw305, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 21:11 (2232 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Once again = I'm so glad no injury's or damage in Z! I'm amazed at all the earthquakes in the area lately! Isn't this a little unusual?
Thanks for the updates = we are concerned always for all of our friends in Zihua & Ixtapa!


by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 21:33 (2232 days ago) @ donnaw305

Naw, that place is always rockin.


by Zdrifter, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 08:22 (2231 days ago) @ allen

Well, the earth moved on somebody's Honeymoon!:-D


by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 22:18 (2231 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Glad to hear no damage or injuries reported in Zihua...Some buildings shok pretty hard in Mexico City but it looks like no major damage there either so far.


Epicenter Report

by wanderer, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 23:10 (2231 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Most of the villages like Chucutitan, Las Penas, Caleta de Campos are built on solid bedrock.

Hwy 200 remains open with minor to moderate rockfalls between Las Penas and the X villages.

No local gossip of herridos. Cell phone and la luz did not even flicker.

Don't know how important or not this report is on this forum. From all accounts the characteristics of the quake which has been classified as a terremoto rather than a temblor locally meet the specifications for VI on the Modified Mercalli Scale.