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2018-02-16, M7.2 Mexico

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred in the Oaxaca region in southern Mexico on the 16th February 2018 at 23:39:39 UTC at a depth of about 25km. The epicentre lies onshore about 150km from the Pacific coast, see map below. About 50 homes were damaged and nearly 1 million homes were left without electricity. While no fatalaties related directly to the event have been reported two government officials died when a helicopter surveying damage crashed.

dias2018dhvz-map-no_stations-20degFurther information is available from the following webpages:

EMSC: https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=648846
GFZ: http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/event.php?id=gfz2018dhvz
USGS: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000d3km#executive

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