M 7.1 in Mexico from 19 Sep 2017 18:14 UTC to 18:14
EQ parameters
Tsunami

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: 7.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.55 , -98.53
Event Date: 19 Sep 2017 18:14 UTC
Exposed Population: 8530000 people within 100km
Source: GEOFON gfz2017skgl
Inserted at: 19 Sep 2017 18:21 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
GEOFON 1.2 1.2
gfz2017skgl Scaled population 6.66  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -1  
  INFORM_normalised 0.92  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1181196 1.2 19 Sep 2017 18:14 7.1M, 10km N/A 8.5 million 00:06 GEOFON
1181199 1.2 19 Sep 2017 18:14 7.1M, 51.01km 7.21 8.6 million 00:18 NEIC
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Mexico , State of Puebla (population 4,487,672) . The nearest places are Ayutla, Chietla, Izúcar de Matamoros, Chalma, Ahuehuetzingo, Calmeca, Jaltianguis, Amales, Tepeojuma, Las Minas, and Tlaxcala.

Radius Population
100 km 8.5 million people
75 km 3.9 million people
50 km 650000 people
20 km 140000 people
10 km 77000 people
5 km 17000 people
2 km 1800 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Morelos Mexico 1.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ayutla Puebla Mexico Village5 6700 people 3 km
Chietla Puebla Mexico Village5 6800 people 7 km
Izúcar de Matamoros Puebla Mexico City - 10 km
Chalma Puebla Mexico Village6 - 13 km
Ahuehuetzingo Puebla Mexico Village5 - 13 km
Calmeca Puebla Mexico Village6 4800 people 14 km
Jaltianguis Puebla Mexico Village6 - 16 km
Amales Puebla Mexico Village6 - 20 km
Tepeojuma Puebla Mexico Village5 5000 people 21 km
Las Minas Puebla Mexico Village6 - 21 km
Axutla Puebla Mexico Village6 - 22 km
Tlancualpicán Puebla Mexico Village5 4000 people 22 km
Huaquechula Puebla Mexico Village5 3300 people 23 km
Axochiapan Morelos Mexico Village5 17000 people 24 km
Huehuetlan Puebla Mexico Village5 4900 people 26 km
Tejalpa Puebla Mexico Village6 - 28 km
Acteopan Morelos Mexico Village5 - 30 km
Chiautla Puebla Mexico Village5 11000 people 31 km
Amayuca Morelos Mexico Village5 4900 people 32 km
Jonacatepec Morelos Mexico Village5 8100 people 33 km
Santa Ana Puebla Mexico Village5 - 33 km
Teopantlán Puebla Mexico Village6 3500 people 33 km
Tepalcingo Morelos Mexico City 11000 people 34 km
Nahuituxco Puebla Mexico Village6 - 34 km
Tochimizolco Puebla Mexico City - 36 km
Tehuitzingo Puebla Mexico Village5 6000 people 36 km
Cuayuca Puebla Mexico Village5 - 37 km
Coatzingo Puebla Mexico Village5 - 38 km
Atlixco Puebla Mexico City 84000 people 40 km
Jolalpan Puebla Mexico Village5 6800 people 41 km
Jalapexco Puebla Mexico Village5 - 42 km
Pilcaya Puebla Mexico Village5 - 42 km
Limones Morelos Mexico Village6 - 43 km
El Limón Morelos Mexico Village6 - 43 km
Huitchila Morelos Mexico Village6 - 44 km
Huehuetlan Puebla Mexico Village5 - 44 km
Azutla Puebla Mexico Village5 - 44 km
La Junta Puebla Mexico Village6 - 44 km
Xantiopan Morelos Mexico Village6 - 46 km
Texcala Morelos Mexico Village5 - 48 km
Ahuehuetitla Puebla Mexico Village5 - 49 km
Chiginecatitlan Puebla Mexico Village5 - 49 km
Cohetzala Puebla Mexico Village5 - 49 km
Yacapitztla Morelos Mexico Village5 - 51 km
Xicotlán Puebla Mexico Village5 - 53 km
Cuautla Morelos Mexico City 140000 people 53 km
Quilamula Morelos Mexico Village5 - 53 km
San Jerónimo Tecuanipan Puebla Mexico Village6 - 53 km
Anenecuilco Morelos Mexico Village5 10000 people 54 km
Teutla Puebla Mexico Village5 - 55 km
Tecomatlán Puebla Mexico Village5 - 55 km
Ánimas Morelos Mexico Village6 - 55 km
Ahuatempan Puebla Mexico Village5 4100 people 56 km
El Zapote Puebla Mexico Village5 - 57 km
Atlatlahucan Morelos Mexico Village5 7400 people 57 km
Acatepec Puebla Mexico Village5 - 58 km
Atzompa Puebla Mexico Village6 - 58 km
Tulcingo Puebla Mexico Village5 5500 people 58 km
Atlaula Mexico Mexico Village5 - 58 km
Tlamacas Mexico Mexico Village6 - 58 km
Ixcamilpa Puebla Mexico Village5 - 58 km
Chapulco Puebla Mexico Village5 - 59 km
Cocoyoc Morelos Mexico Village5 9600 people 60 km
Mexquitlán Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 61 km
Cholula Puebla Mexico City 150000 people 61 km
Calpan Puebla Mexico Village5 9800 people 61 km
Acatlán Puebla Mexico City 15000 people 62 km
Tepexi de Rodríguez Puebla Mexico Village5 - 63 km
Tlaltizapán Morelos Mexico Village5 9800 people 64 km
Puebla Puebla Mexico Major city 1.3 million people 65 km
Temalac Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 65 km
Alpatláhuac Puebla Mexico Village6 - 66 km
Teocalcingo Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 66 km
Xayacatlán Puebla Mexico Village5 - 67 km
Tulimán Guerrero Mexico Village5 - 67 km
Yautepec Morelos Mexico City 41000 people 67 km
Amecameca México Mexico City 31000 people 67 km
Amicano Puebla Mexico Village6 - 67 km
Nexpa Morelos Mexico Village6 - 67 km
Huejotzingo Puebla Mexico City 21000 people 68 km
Ilamacingo Puebla Mexico Village6 - 68 km
Ocotlán Puebla Mexico Village5 9300 people 70 km
Mimiahuapan Puebla Mexico Village6 - 70 km
Cuernavaca Morelos Mexico Major city 330000 people 84 km
Tlaxcala Tlaxcala Mexico Major city 83000 people 90 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
Huejotsingo PBC 2241 Civ. Paved Yes 11800 69 km
Cuernavaca CVJ 1280 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 83 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Manuel Avila Camacho Atoyac 1946 60 km

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