Massive shallow seaquake hits Mexico’s Gulf of California

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Earthquake Report comment :
The earthquake occurred at 11:53 local time (noon)
Gdacs issued a number of Green Earthquake and Green Tsunami reports.
Early calculations of Gdacs did mention a max. tsunami wave of 1 meter.
NOAA has issued also a bulletin stating that NO widespread tsunami would be generated.
The earthquake epicenter was on nearly the same location than the many other earthquakes occurring the last several days. All epicenters were located in the immediate vicinity of the fault line.
Although the Magnitude is very spectacular, the Felt reports received by USGS have a maximum Mercalli value of V = moderate shaking
It can be expected that many aftershocks would strike the area. Hopefully on the same location, as this will be in between 50 and 100 km from populated areas.
0 people are living within a radius of 50 km around the epicenter
92,492 people are living within a radius of 100 km around the epicenter
2,342,897  people are living within a radius of 200 km around the epicenter

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : MW 6.9 – later lowered to M 6.7
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:53:14 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km (6.2 miles)
Geo-location(s) :
105 km (65 miles) S of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
125 km (75 miles) SW of Guamuchil, Sinaloa, Mexico
140 km (85 miles) NE of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)
GDACS Green Tsunami alert

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world. GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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