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M 5.7 in Mexico on 10 Sep 2017 03:07 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.7 M
  • Depth: 53.01 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000aj51
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 15.475, -94.3491
  • Time (UTC): 10 Sep 2017 03:07:26
  • Time (ECT): 10 Sep 2017 05:07:26
  • 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
1180093 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1180093
0.01 realtime 2017-09-10 05:23:19 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 197653
0 realtime 2017-09-10 05:23:19 150 thousand No people affected 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2017-09-10 07:10:51 No people affected No people affected 0
10 Sep 2017 03:07 5.7M, 53.01km N/A 150 thousand 00:15 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details


Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 150000 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 Oaxaca (population 3,329,574) .

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
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people
Solola Guatemala 260000 people
Quiche Guatemala 560000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 390000 people
Peten Guatemala 220000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 190000 people
Campeche Mexico 580000 people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 500000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 200000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Guerrero Mexico 2.8 million people
El Progreso Guatemala 130000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 330000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 230000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 420000 people
Zacapa Guatemala 190000 people

Affected Populated Places

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Critical infrastructure

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