Historic Earthquakes

Magnitude 7.6 COLIMA, MEXICO
2003 January 22 02:06:34 UTC

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At least 29 people killed, 300 injured, about 10,000 homeless, 2,005 houses destroyed and 6,615 damaged. Most of the deaths and damage occurred in the Villa de Alvarez-Colima area. Extensive damage (VIII) at Colima and Tecoman. Some deaths and damaged occurred in Jalisco and Michoacan and a few buildings were damaged in Guanajuato and Morelos. Felt strongly (VI) in parts of Mexico City. Felt in central and southwestern Mexico from Nayarit and San Luis Potosi to Puebla and Tlaxcala. Also felt at Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso and by people in high-rise buildings at Houston, Texas. Landslides closed a segment of the Colima-Guadalajara Highway and the port at Manzanillo. Power and telephone outages occurred in Mexico City. A local tsunami of about 1 m (peak-to-trough) was recorded at Manzanillo. A seiche was observed on Lake Pontchartrain and sediment was stirred up in wells in Louisiana.