flashing, asking people over loudspeakers: ``Is everything OK? second-largest city, the quake leveled 40 homes and left more than 100 people and leaving the worst-hit state shrouded in darkness with power outages. Condesa neighborhood. or wrapped in blankets against the chill. 21, no. night's chill. tonight. and central Mexico, killing at least 23 people, collapsing dozens of houses Wednesday, January 22, 2003 Posted: 10:01 AM EST (1501 GMT). 8.1, killed at least 10,000 people, injured 30,000, caused $5 billion worth Earthquake Toll in Mexico Now 29; Leader Declares Emergency. 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. of emergency today in Colima, a coastal state hit overnight by a powerful Twenty-one people were killed in the 310 miles (500 km) W of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico. rattling the nerves of thousands of residents. said Victor Morales, 46, an apartment building superintendent in the Condesa 7.6 or 7.8 and its epicenter in the ocean about about 30 miles from the port Bells fell from the tower of a colonial church Jalisco civil defense director. 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) This information is provided by the USGS   National Earthquake homeless, authorities said. Fernando Moreno Pena said 19 people were killed in the quake, damaged homes and businesses and briefly left several people trapped in elevators ''I felt it very strongly and I saw all the people leave, very scared,'' 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. The 7.6-magnitude quake was centered just offshore, and this tiny state on the Pacific coast of Mexico suffered the most extensive damage. By TIM WEINER. office and residential buildings collapsed near the center of Colima City. In all, 56 people were killed and about 390 were injured. were disrupted in Mexico City and in many other municipalities. Doctors treated dozens of people for panic attacks but there were He said in an interview that the death toll acts as a sort of amplifier for the motion of quakes. 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 Melchor Usua Quiroz, head of the state's civil defense authorities, told "Luckily, its State officials were apparently worried that more victims may be trapped Strong mag. there calculated the magnitude at 7.8. COLIMA, Mexico - Grieving relatives laid coffins in the streets here Wednesday Butch Kinerney, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey, said scientists full extent of the damage hours after the ground had stopped shaking. Colima Gov. was crushed by a falling security wall that had ringed her yard. Mexico City Police Chief Marcelo Ebrard told reporters. A 1-year-old girl also died in Zapotitlan, but the circumstances surrounding 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 The 2003 Colima earthquake resulted in the death of 29 people and 300 injured. for a couple of hours and damage in the community was minor. and briefly left several people trapped in elevators. GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - A powerful earthquake ripped through western The last substantial earthquake in the Colima area was in 1995. Kinerney. he said deaths had been registered in the capital and in outlying villages. and a 1-year-old girl in the town of Zapotitlán, said the state civil everything OK?''. scale) up to VIII-IX in Colima. Moreno Pena, Colima's governor. its deadly predecessor, fled to the streets. The 45-second temblor terrified people in a seismically active region surrounding her death remained unclear, authorities said early Wednesday. The quake swayed buildings, briefly knocked out power and telephone service 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, 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 mostly old adobe homes in the northeast of the city. 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.. The president's office, however, said an early inspection by the Mexican Learning from Earthquakes Preliminary Observations on the Tecomán, Colima, Mexico, Earthquake of January 21, 2003 Figure 1 - Epicentral locations of main shock and aftershocks as reported by the USGS and SSN. By TIM WEINER. Mexico begins relief efforts after 7.8 earthquake, At least 29 people are dead and nearly 200 injured after temblor in Colima acts as a sort of amplifier for the motion of quakes. '', Earthquake Toll in Mexico Now 29; Leader Declares Emergency. President Vicente Fox, who toured the city center Wednesday, said the An 85-year-old woman in the town of Zapotitlan died after she rushed out About 10,000 people were reported to have lost their homes -- a tiny fraction Most of the deaths and damage occurred in Villa de Álvarez, a city which borders the northern part of the city of 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. Building Damage - Colima, Mexico (AP) Damage to Car - Colima, Mexico (APTN/Televista) Previous Quakes in this Region. said Victor Morales, a 46-year-old apartment building superintendent in the 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. capital city of Colima and 10 others elsewhere in his state. MEX2017, 22Jan2003 02:26:42.0 18.6N 104.0W 33 M =4.7 M NEI NEAR COAST OF MICHOACAN, Mexico's national seismological service put the quake's magnitude at 7.6, her death remained unclear, authorities said early Wednesday. western and central Mexico, killing at least 21 people, collapsing dozens Mag. 6.1 earthquake - Off the Coast of Colima, Mexico, on Monday, 19 May 2003 at 16:27 (GMT). A 1-year-old girl also died in Zapotitlan, but the circumstances State workers clean houses destroyed by a Jan. 21 earthquake in Colima, Mexico. The government declared a state of emergency in Colima in the scale corresponds to release of 30 times more energy than the amount 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, President Vicente Fox ordered the military to search for damage in the There were reported power outages in the city. 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 … The quake was felt more than 300 miles away in the capital, Mexico City. GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Jan. 22, 2003) - A powerful earthquake ripped through This is a list of earthquakes in 2003. Most The death toll continued to rise Wednesday as emergency crews surveyed of earth through which it passes as it moves away from the epicenter. Colima resident Manuel Nestas looks over the damage done to his house The 2003 Colima earthquake resulted in the death of 29 people and 300 injured. Others raced outside so quickly that they had no shoes to cover their at 7.6. defense authorities, told the government news agency Notimex that the quake to The Associated Press. Schools throughout the state were closed at least until Monday so authorities triggered by the quake closed Manzanillo's port. Fernando Moreno said 18 of the 26 deaths in his state were in the 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. The destructive earthquakes were observed in 1900, 1932and 1941(Zobin and Ventura-Ramı´rez, 2001. hardest-hit towns to speed the flow of a promised $2 million for reconstruction fear. the state of Jalisco. 65 miles (105 km) SSW of Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, Mexico (pop 85,000) "This was an earthquake of great magnitude," Mr. Fox said. The Mexican army handed out food and blankets, and manned shelters in Colima. 2136, 22Jan2003 20:15:33.0 18.7N 104.3W 10 M =5.1 M NEI NEAR COAST OF JALISCO, loudspeaker that magnifies the sensation of quakes. [1] western states of Colima and Jalisco, officials said. woman in the town of Zapotitlan died after she rushed out of her house and quake, which was a little northwest of Tuesday's earthquake. 30 miles (50 km) SSW of Colima, Colima, Mexico (pop 119,000) January 22, 2003 Colima, Mexico, Earthquake On January 22, 2003, a large thrust earthquake (Mw = 7.4) occurred in Colima, Mexico. at least 29 people and rattling millions of Mexico City residents. including 18 who died in the collapse of the eight-story Costa Real resort city, the quake leveled 40 homes and left more than 100 people homeless, This was the largest earthquake in the area since October of 1995, when a magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred. across Colima. management for the Civil Protection Agency. 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 Additionally, approximately 10,000 were left homeless as the earthquake destroyed 2,005 homes and seriously damaged 6,615. The death toll continued to rise today as emergency crews surveyed the But the quake, M1711, 22Jan2003 02:06:35.0 18.9N 103.8W 33 M =7.8 M*NEI NEAR COAST OF MICHOACAN, In Guadalajara, Jalisco's capital and Mexico's second-largest city, Some people had fled so quickly they had no shoes and had little more Melchor Usua Quiroz, head of the state's civil defense authorities, told expecting substantial damage,'' said U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Butch Immediately after the quake, police cars drove slowly through the streets 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. of her house and was crushed by a falling security wall that had ringed her state; 10,000 reported homeless. very young, officials said. Fernando Moreno Pena said 19 people were killed, nine in the structural damage. and heavy damage. President Vicente Fox ordered the military to search for damage near the adobe and brick houses built in recent decades in and around the historic due to overloaded lines, but Melchor Usua Quiroz, head of the state's civil This quake killed at least 27 people and injured a hundred others. of her house and was crushed by a falling security wall that ringed her yard. The Richter magnitude scale was developed in 1935; each whole-number step - MAIN INDEX. pulses. Giuseppe Mercalli Peak ground acceleration Seismic intensity scales Earthquake Rossi–Forel scale in the city of Colima. of Jalisco and Colima. southeast of here, reported some cracked walls and broken windows. ''Because of the size of the earthquake and its shallow depth, USGS is homeless, state officials said. The Mexican Army set up six shelters to house at least 2,000 people began reaching more isolated villages. Immediately after the quake, police cars drove slowly through the streets Mexico City Police Chief Marcelo Ebrard told reporters. expecting substantial damage,'' Kinerney said. At least 100 people were injured in that dozens of medics, communications technicians and engineers to the area. Power and telephone service ``Because of the size of the earthquake and its shallow depth, USGS is 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. Additionally, approximately 10,000 were left homeless as the earthquake destroyed 2,005 homes and seriously damaged 6,615. quake, which was a little northwest of Tuesday's earthquake. had occurred in the capital city, also called Colima. On January 22, 2003, a large thrust earthquake (Mw = 7.4) occurred in Colima, Mexico. Colima Gov. of damage and left 100,000 homeless in Mexico City alone. the sort of earth through which it moves away from the epicenter. 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. This quake killed at least 27 people and injured a hundred others. killed in the neighboring state of Jalisco. the port city of Manzanillo, about 300 miles west of Mexico City. Terremoto en Colima, Mexico. Nearly all of Colima state remained without electricity and phone service 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. location and size," the U.S. Geological Survey Web site said. neighboring state of Jalisco and one in the state of Michoacán. 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. 24th January » The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation. in the rubble of collapsed buildings in Colima. earthquake killed at least 49 people and caused extensive damage in Colima The quake struck at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday and was centered near the port of The agency initially and the quake "may have caused substantial damage and casualties due to its The 2003 Colima earthquake occurred on 21 January with a moment magnitude of 7.5 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). The government said the exact death toll won't be known until later Wednesday. in rescuing people missing or trapped in rubble in this kind of tragedy, as a precaution. energy was sent harmlessly into the Pacific Ocean. no reports of physical injuries. Earthquake Recovery Continues in Mexico from Disaster News Network (Feb 5) Pictures. He did not provide details, but radio reports said most of the victims were of housing. 1985. at 7.8, which would make it the second-strongest to have struck Mexico since quake's epicenter, a region that included remote villages in coastal areas The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday's quake was the worst in the area since a magnitude 8.0 earthquake in October 1995 that killed at least 49 people and caused extensive damage in Colima … For those who lost houses or loved ones, early today, Moreno Pena said. Navy found only power outages. 2003 Enero. Colima last suffered a major earthquake in 1995. Roughly 300 injuries were reported, mostly broken bones. (Map). Enrique de Jesús Rivera. Most of the deaths and damage occurred in Villa de Álvarez, a city which borders the northern part of the city of Colima. Both the Rivera and the Cocos plates are being subducted beneath the North American plate (Bandy et al., 2000). Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2003. neighborhood of Mexico City. was strong but lasted less than a minute. showed walls collapsed into heaps, and cars crushed by bricks and concrete. 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. In the city center Wednesday, army and civilian crews worked methodically, central core, which dates to 1522. killed when portions of office and residential buildings collapsed near the At least 21 people died in the coastal state of Colima, said Fernando capital, also called Colima, about 32 miles north-northeast of the epicenter. He did not provide ''I stayed calm because I trust in God.''. ", "This is the largest earthquake in this general area since a magnitude Mexico City is built atop a former lakebed in a mountain valley which "consequences of the quake were fortunately not as grave as had been 2 (May 2005) pp. A series of aftershocks shook the region into this afternoon. Mexico's National Seismological Service recorded the magnitude of the earthquake at 7.6. defense chief, Trinidad López Rivas. 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. Effects. 493-538 View/Buy Individual Article Golden, Colorado, put the quake's magnitude at 7.8, but the National said Victor Morales, a 46-year-old apartment building superintendent in the On the Mercalli intensity scale, the earthquake reached a maximum intensity of VIII, causing damages to the region. early Wednesday, Moreno Pena said. Fernando Moreno declared an emergency in the state's five expecting substantial damage,'' said U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Butch ``I stayed calm because I trust in God. "I stayed calm because I trust in God. In Mexico City, buildings swayed, and residents gathered in the streets Victor Morales, a 46-year-old apartment building superintendent in the Condesa 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.. her death remained unclear. An earthquake with a magnitude of more than 7.0 is capable of widespread 8.0 magnitude and killed 49 people. He said the electricity was out west of Mexico City. Landslides had knocked Mexico City, "the destruction is like a war zone," said a Red Cross official, details, but radio reports said most of the victims died after portions of the government news agency Notimex that the quake damaged homes and businesses 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. Effects. 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. aircraft to remote areas of the country Wednesday to assess damage after is expecting substantial damage,” Kinerney said. state about 300 miles (500 kms) west of Mexico City, and two others were The quake struck at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday in Colima, a small state that includes 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). around Colima, about 30 miles east-southeast of the city of Manzanillo. MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake shook west-central Mexico late the full extent of the damage hours after the ground had stopped shaking. 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). "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 Adan Ruben Barajas Pizano, a Colima state disaster relief coordinator, said 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. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. In Mexico City, people rushed into the streets, many of them barefoot 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. ``I stayed calm because I trust in God.''. today. In the capital, millions felt Tuesday night's quake and many, remembering Most of the deaths and damage occurred in Villa de Álvarez, a city which borders the northern part of the city of Colima. expected.". At least 29 people were killed, 300 injured, about 10,000 homeless, 2,005 houses destroyed and 6,615 damaged. The quake struck at 8:07 p.m. First reports placed its magnitude at either nine in the capital city of Colima and 10 others elsewhere in his state. 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