Mexico's emergency management agency reported 26 victims in the state of Colima at the epicenter of the quake, two in Jalisco state and one in Michoacan state. Residents throughout Colima reported power outages. Children of earthquake victim Maria Rodriguez Macia, 83, comfort each other during the funeral of their mother in Colima Jan. 22, 2003. OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. The epicenter was located on the Pacific coast in the Mexican state of Colima. While this earthquake caused extensive damage in Jalisco, the } else { In the capital city, buildings swayed, and residents gathered in the streets as a precaution. 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. of the earthquakes of 3 and 18 June 1932 were estimated by Singh et al. The destructive earthquakes were observed in 1900, 1932and 1941(Zobin and Ventura-Ramı´rez, 2001. Shock waves were felt in Mexico City, some 300 miles from the epicenter. Access your account or create a new one for additional features or to post job or training opportunities. The Mexican government dispatched small aircraft to remote areas to assess damage. 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. 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 and Jalisco. Mexico lies within two seismically active earthquake zones. In 2003, a M 7.6 earthquake in Colima, Mexico, resulted in 29 fatalities, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and left more than 10,000 people homeless. The Situation At 20.08 hours on 21 January, a major earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter Scale, struck off the The quake was Mexico's strongest for several years. This is a list of earthquakes in 2003.Only earthquakes of magnitude 6 or above are included, … if ( host.indexOf("") != -1 ) { ReliefWeb Labs projects explore new and emerging opportunities to improve information delivery to humanitarians. Geology. 1. The 2003 Colima earthquake resulted in the death of 29 people and 300 injured. The earthquake of 3 June (M s 8.2; M w 8.0) was the largest earthquake in Mexico during the 20th century. M7.8 Tecomán, Colima, Mexico Earthquake of 22 January 2003 Pan American Disaster Response Unit Appeal No. Open training opportunities in the humanitarian field. Mexico's director of emergency management for the Civil Protection Agency, Carlos Gelista, said landslides had knocked out utilities in some areas. host = host.toLowerCase(); document.write('Thursday, January 23, 2003 Posted: 1610 GMT
<\/span>'); MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- Five more people were reported dead Thursday after a powerful earthquake struck west-central Mexico late Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 29, according to Mexican emergency officials.