This event is described as a large earthquake affecting Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacan with major distruction. Observation of oscillated long lasting movement in Mexico city similar to 1985 have been reported. The city of Acapulca has been destroyed (both by tsunami and earthquake).
Hypocenter estimated by the author.
|1787 Mar 28th, 11:15||1787 Mexico Earthquake||Mexico||8.6||C|
|Preferred Magnitude||8.60 (7.20-8.60)|
|Quality of Evidence||C|
|2014||GHEA (GHEC v1.0)||8.4 (7.2-8.6)|
|2009||Suarez and Albini (2009)||8.6|
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