M 8.1 Earthquake and Tsunami (1.7 m) in Mexico on 08 Sep 2017 04:49 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 8.1M
Depth: 69.65 Km
Lat/Lon: 15.0678 , -93.715
Event Date: 08 Sep 2017 04:49 UTC
Exposed Population: 100000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000ahv0
Inserted at: 08 Sep 2017 05:54 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (MEX)

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1179705 1.84 08 Sep 2017 04:49 8M, 10km N/A 130 thousand 2.7m (at 00:56) 00:06 GEOFON
1179706 1.74 08 Sep 2017 04:49 8M, 33km N/A No people affected 2.5m (at 01:06) 00:06 PTWC
1179719 1.78 08 Sep 2017 04:49 8M, 35km N/A 70 thousand 2.6m (at 01:06) 00:20 NEIC
1179733 1.33 08 Sep 2017 04:49 8.1M, 69.65km 8.35 100 thousand 1.7m (at 01:06) 01:04 NEIC

Earthquake impact details: population near epicentre

The earthquake happened in Mexico , State of Chiapas (population 3,524,501) .

Radius Population
100 km 100000 people
75 km <1000 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chiapas Mexico 3.5 million people
Oaxaca Mexico 3.3 million people
San Marcos Guatemala 800000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 620000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 730000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 250000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 350000 people
Veracruz Mexico 6.7 million people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people
Solola Guatemala 260000 people
Tabasco Mexico 1.6 million people
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Quiche Guatemala 560000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 390000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 190000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 200000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 500000 people
Peten Guatemala 220000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 330000 people
El Progreso Guatemala 130000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 230000 people
Campeche Mexico 580000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 420000 people
Zacapa Guatemala 190000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 290000 people
Chiquimula Guatemala 280000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 400000 people
Izabal Guatemala 330000 people
Santa Ana El Salvador 520000 people
Ocotepeque Honduras 89000 people
Chalatenango El Salvador 270000 people
La Libertad El Salvador 480000 people
Copan Honduras 260000 people
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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