On 22 January 2003 an earthquake of Mw 7.4 occurred off the Pacific coast of the state of Colima, México, near the town of Armería. The damage pattern and effects of this earthquake in the nearby areas of Colima and Jalisco were different and more severe than those from recent previous big earthquakes in this region. The mainshock and its aftershocks were recorded by local seismic networks.

The Jalisco region is one of the most active seismic regions in Mexico and is characterized by complex seismotectonics. The largest earthquake (M 8.2) of the twentieth century in México occurred...

You do not currently have access to this article.