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M 8.1 Earthquake and Tsunami (1.7 m) in Mexico on 08 Sep 2017 04:49 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

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  • Magnitude: 8.1 M
  • Depth: 69.65 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC us2000ahv0
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 15.0678, -93.715
  • Time (UTC): 08 Sep 2017 04:49:21
  • Time (ECT): 08 Sep 2017 06:49:21
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (MEX)

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
1179705 1.84

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1179705
1.85 realtime 2017-09-08 06:55:43 No people affected 2.69
  Earthquake 197284
0.29 realtime 2017-09-08 06:55:46 130 thousand No people affected 0
  Tsunami 27857
1.85 realtime 2017-09-08 08:57:07 No people affected No people affected 2.69
  27857
1.77 realtime 3rd step 2017-09-08 08:07:09 No people affected No people affected 2.54
  27857
1.5 realtime 2nd step 2017-09-08 07:38:06 No people affected No people affected 2
  27856
2.18 scenario 2017-09-08 06:55:43 No people affected No people affected 3.36
Close
08 Sep 2017 04:49 8M, 10km N/A 130 thousand 2.7m (at 00:56) 00:06 GEOFON GEOFON
1179706 1.74

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1179706
1.75 realtime 2017-09-08 06:56:08 No people affected 2.49
  Earthquake 197285
0 realtime 2017-09-08 06:56:22 No people affected No people affected 0
  Tsunami 27859
1.75 realtime 2017-09-08 08:46:34 No people affected No people affected 2.49
  27859
1.47 realtime 3rd step 2017-09-08 08:22:35 No people affected No people affected 1.94
  27859
1.47 realtime 2nd step 2017-09-08 07:59:37 No people affected No people affected 1.94
  27858
1.32 scenario 2017-09-08 06:56:08 No people affected No people affected 1.63
Close
08 Sep 2017 04:49 8M, 33km N/A No people affected 2.5m (at 01:06) 00:06 PTWC PTWC
1179719 1.78

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1179719
1.78 realtime 2017-09-08 07:10:09 No people affected 2.55
  Earthquake 197289
0 realtime 2017-09-08 07:10:15 70 thousand No people affected 0
  Shakemap 1
1.15 realtime 2017-09-08 07:14:11 970 thousand No people affected 0
  Tsunami 27868
1.78 realtime 2017-09-08 08:56:03 No people affected No people affected 2.55
  27868
1.78 realtime 3rd step 2017-09-08 08:37:08 No people affected No people affected 2.55
  27868
1.07 realtime 2nd step 2017-09-08 08:15:05 No people affected No people affected 1.14
  27867
1.29 scenario 2017-09-08 07:10:09 No people affected No people affected 1.57
Close
08 Sep 2017 04:49 8M, 35km N/A 70 thousand 2.6m (at 01:06) 00:20 NEIC NEIC
1179733 1.33

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1179733
1.33 realtime 2017-09-08 07:54:14 1.4 million 0
  Earthquake 197299
0 realtime 2017-09-08 07:54:20 100 thousand No people affected 0
  Shakemap 7
1.33 realtime 2017-09-09 00:18:39 1.4 million No people affected 0
  Tsunami 27873
1.33 realtime 2017-09-08 09:21:31 No people affected No people affected 1.66
  27873
1.06 realtime 3rd step 2017-09-08 09:15:31 No people affected No people affected 1.12
  27873
0.94 realtime 2nd step 2017-09-08 09:03:05 No people affected No people affected 0.94
  27872
1.11 scenario 2017-09-08 07:54:14 No people affected No people affected 1.23
Close
08 Sep 2017 04:49 8.1M, 69.65km 8.35 100 thousand 1.7m (at 01:06) 01:04 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
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

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

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

Affected Populated Places

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Critical infrastructure

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