M 5.5 in Mexico on 11 Apr 2018 07:30 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 41.43 Km
Lat/Lon: 15.7735 , -94.7596
Event Date: 11 Apr 2018 07:30 UTC
Exposed Population: 460000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000dxxe
Inserted at: 11 Apr 2018 07:53 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 4.4 (MEX)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1206345 0.01 11 Apr 2018 07:30 5.5M, 41.43km 4.1 470 thousand 00:22 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Mexico , State of Oaxaca (population 3,329,574) . The nearest places are Pesquería, San Francisco del Mar, Costa Rica, San Dionisio del Mar, La Majada, Salina Cruz, Huajapan, El Roble, Lagarto, and Santa María Xandani.

Radius Population
100 km 460000 people
75 km 160000 people
50 km <1000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Oaxaca Mexico 3.3 million people
Chiapas Mexico 3.5 million people
Veracruz Mexico 6.7 million people
Tabasco Mexico 1.6 million people
San Marcos Guatemala 800000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 730000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 620000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 250000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 350000 people
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people
Quiche Guatemala 560000 people
Guerrero Mexico 2.8 million people
Solola Guatemala 260000 people
Campeche Mexico 580000 people
Peten Guatemala 220000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 390000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 190000 people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 500000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 200000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people
El Progreso Guatemala 130000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 330000 people
Tlaxcala Mexico 820000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 230000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pesquería Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 49 km
San Francisco del Mar Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3900 people 53 km
Costa Rica Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 53 km
San Dionisio del Mar Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3200 people 60 km
La Majada Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 62 km
Salina Cruz Oaxaca Mexico City 73000 people 64 km
Huajapan Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 65 km
El Roble Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 68 km
Lagarto Oaxaca Mexico Village6 - 69 km
Santa María Xandani Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 70 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Salina Cruz SCX 23 0 68 km
Ixtepec Military 50 Civ. Paved Yes 7500 84 km
Ixtepec IZT unknown 0 95 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Salina Cruz MXSCX Mexico 64 km

More information

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