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26 Apr 1989 description

UNDRO 89/0907

MEXICO EARTHQUAKE
INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
26 APRIL 1989

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON EARTHQUAKE WHICH HIT MEXICO ON 25 APRIL 1989 AT 08:29 A.M LOCAL TIME (14:29 GMT):

2. EARTHQUAKE'S MAGNITUDE MEASURED 6.8 ON THE RICHTER SCALE.

3. EPICENTER, LATITUDE 16.9 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 99.2 DEGREES WEST, LOCATED 65 KM EAST OF ACAPULCO, APPROX 320 KM SOUTH WEST OF MEXICO CITY.

4. PRELIMINARY SURVEYS INDICATED THAT APPARENTLY NO IMPORTANT DAMAGES CAUSED BY TREMORS.