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Green Earthquake alert in Mexico on 02 Apr 2012 17:36 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on episode 1.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.3M, Depth:12.3km
  • on 02 Apr 2012 17:36 UTC
  • 810000 people within 100km
  • inserted at 02 Apr 2012 17:55:25

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6.3 M
  • Depth: 12.3 km (shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 54 km (MMI VI)
  • 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

Earthquake impact details

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

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 830000 people
75 km 540000 people
50 km 330000 people
20 km 50000 people
10 km 7900 people
5 km 2900 people
2 km 1300 people

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 - 7 km
Piedra Ancha Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 14 km
Cuajinicuilapa Guerrero Mexico Village5 9300 people 14 km
Huanjintepec Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 15 km
Alto de las Mesas Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 18 km
Armenta Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 19 km
Santiago Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 19 km
Cacahuatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3500 people 20 km
Lo de Liborio Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 20 km
Ciruelo Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 21 km
Las Conchitas Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 23 km
Ometepec Guerrero Mexico Village5 17000 people 26 km
Vista Hermosa Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 26 km
San Nicolás Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 28 km
Pinotepa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 30 km
La Soledad Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 30 km
Pie Cerro Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 31 km
Ipalapa Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 31 km
Jicayan Oaxaca Mexico Village5 4200 people 32 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 - 40 km
Igualapa Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 43 km
San Andres Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 44 km
Zacatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 4400 people 44 km
Huehuetono Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 45 km
San Cristóbal Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 46 km
San Cristóbal Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 48 km
La Reforma Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 49 km
Chico Ometepec Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 50 km
Quetzalapa Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 53 km
Jamiltepec Oaxaca Mexico City 9700 people 54 km
Azoyú Guerrero Mexico Village6 4200 people 55 km
Coyul Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 55 km
Amole Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 56 km
El Cacao Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 57 km
Marquelia Guerrero Mexico Village5 6800 people 58 km
San Luis Acatlan Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 60 km
El Platanillo Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 60 km
La Tuza Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 61 km
Asunción Atoyaquillo Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 64 km
Ocote Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 64 km
Cuitlapa Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 65 km
Laguna Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 67 km
Ixtayutla Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 67 km
Cumbre Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 67 km
Iliatenco Guerrero Mexico Village6 - 68 km

Critical infrastructure

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

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

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
115855 02 Apr 2012 17:36 6.3M, 12.3km N/A 810 thousand 00:18 NEIC NEIC
115857 02 Apr 2012 17:36 6M, 9.1km N/A 790 thousand 04:58 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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