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M 6.3 in Mexico from 02 Apr 2012 17:36 UTC to 17:36
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 6.3 M
  • Depth: 12.3 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC usc0008ui2
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 16.4769, -98.2867
  • Time (UTC): 02 Apr 2012 17:36:43
  • Time (ECT): 02 Apr 2012 19:36:43

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
115855 0.79

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 115855
1 realtime 2017-02-03 12:25:17 830 thousand 0
  Earthquake 173560
0.79 realtime 2017-02-17 12:18:08 830 thousand 50 thousand 0
Close
02 Apr 2012 17:36 6.3M, 12.3km N/A 830 thousand 00:18 NEIC NEIC
115857 0.66

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 115857
1 realtime 2017-02-04 08:25:27 810 thousand 0
  Earthquake 173561
0.66 realtime 2017-02-17 12:18:00 810 thousand 50 thousand 0
Close
02 Apr 2012 17:36 6M, 9.1km N/A 810 thousand 04:58 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 820000 people
75 km 530000 people
50 km 330000 people
20 km 49000 people
10 km 8100 people
5 km 3000 people
2 km <1000 people

The earthquake happened in Mexico , State of Oaxaca (population 3,329,574) . The nearest places are Huanacastle, San Juan Bautista lo de Soto, Cuajinicuilapa, Piedra Ancha, Huanjintepec, Santiago, Armenta, Alto de las Mesas, Lo de Liborio, Cacahuatepec, and Ixtayutla.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Oaxaca Mexico 3.3 million people
Guerrero Mexico 2.8 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Huanacastle Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 1 km
San Juan Bautista lo de Soto Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 8 km
Cuajinicuilapa Guerrero Mexico Village5 9300 people 13 km
Piedra Ancha Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 14 km
Huanjintepec Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 15 km
Santiago Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 19 km
Armenta Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 19 km
Alto de las Mesas Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 19 km
Lo de Liborio Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 20 km
Cacahuatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3500 people 20 km
Ciruelo Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 21 km
Las Conchitas Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 23 km
Vista Hermosa Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 26 km
Ometepec Guerrero Mexico Village5 17000 people 26 km
San Nicolás Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 27 km
La Soledad Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 30 km
Pinotepa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 30 km
Pie Cerro Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 31 km
Ipalapa Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 32 km
Jicayan Oaxaca Mexico Village5 4200 people 33 km
Xochistlahuaca Guerrero Mexico Village5 3500 people 34 km
Tlacoachixtlahuaca Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 36 km
Acatepec Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 37 km
Achiotes Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 38 km
Tierra Colorada Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 39 km
Igualapa Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 43 km
San Andres Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 44 km
Zacatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 4400 people 45 km
Huehuetono Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 45 km
San Cristóbal Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 46 km
San Cristóbal Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 48 km
Chico Ometepec Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 50 km
La Reforma Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 50 km
Quetzalapa Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 52 km
Jamiltepec Oaxaca Mexico City 9700 people 54 km
Azoyú Guerrero Mexico Village6 4200 people 55 km
Coyul Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 56 km
Amole Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 57 km
Marquelia Guerrero Mexico Village5 6800 people 57 km
El Cacao Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 58 km
San Luis Acatlan Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 60 km
El Platanillo Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 61 km
La Tuza Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 61 km
Ocote Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 64 km
Asunción Atoyaquillo Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 65 km
Cuitlapa Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 65 km
Iliatenco Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 68 km
Laguna Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 68 km
Cumbre Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 68 km
Ixtayutla Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 68 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Ta lo de Soto 149 0 12 km
Pinotepa Nacional PNO unknown 0 27 km

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