Moderately strong earthquake M6.2 rocked Mexico 21st August 2013

 A moderately strong earthquake shook Mexico's capital Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered on the Pacific coast, near the resort of Acapulco. There was also another after shock of M5.3 lagging of about 32 minute with main shock.
Buildings swayed in the capital and some people evacuated buildings as an earthquake alarm sounded. The alarm also went off for a second, smaller quake a few minutes later. Mexico City is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit.
The magnitude-8.1 quake in 1985 that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City was centered 250 miles (400 kilometers) away on the Pacific Coast.

Details of the event

Magnitude : 6.2
Local Time  : 2013-08-21 07:38:31
GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-21 12:38:31
Depth (Hypocenter)  : 20 km






(Source : Agencies)


Some Photos after earthquake M6.2 in Mexico



People Evacuated after tremor 





Scene at department store



(Photos from @crlmion)

Federal Hospital Damage in Mexico city





 Building of a bank damage in Mexico City




Damage at the American University of Acapulco


Damage at Airport

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