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)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Mexico ,of Oaxaca (population 3,329,574) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1206345 15.774/-94.76 5.5 41.43 3.9 11 Apr 2018 07:54 00:23 (new episode)
2 0.01 1206345 15.774/-94.76 5.5 41.43 4.1 11 Apr 2018 09:33 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Oaxaca Mexico 350000 people
Chiapas Mexico 5300 people
Oaxaca Mexico 470000 people
Chiapas Mexico 600000 people
Veracruz Mexico 140000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 76000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
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
Salina Cruz Oaxaca Mexico City 73000 people 64 km
Santa María Xandani Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 70 km
Ixhuatán Oaxaca Mexico Village5 5400 people 71 km
Conchita Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 73 km
Chicapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 74 km
Cabestrada Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 75 km
Reforma Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 76 km
Unión Hidalgo Oaxaca Mexico City 12000 people 77 km
Juchitan Oaxaca Mexico City 65000 people 78 km
Tehuantepec Oaxaca Mexico City 37000 people 79 km
Chahuites Oaxaca Mexico Village5 9600 people 83 km
Asunción Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 87 km
Ixaltepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 88 km
Emiliano Zapata Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 90 km
Majada Villalobos Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 74 km
Tapanatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 7100 people 88 km
Guadalupe Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 88 km
Niltepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3200 people 88 km
Zanatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 6900 people 88 km
Comitancillo Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3700 people 90 km
Niza Viahui Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 91 km
Soledad Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 94 km
Ciudad Ixtepec Oaxaca Mexico City - 95 km
La Punta Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 96 km
Villa del Mar Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 99 km
Cabrera Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 99 km
Astata Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 100 km
Paredón Viejo Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 101 km
Arista Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 103 km
San Miguel Chimalapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 105 km
Tenango Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 105 km
Arriaga Chiapas Mexico City 22000 people 107 km
El Coyol Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 108 km
Almoloya Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 113 km
Tonalá Chiapas Mexico City 31000 people 113 km
Magdalena Tequisistlan Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3700 people 113 km
Horizonte Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 115 km
Ayutla Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 118 km
Llano Grande Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 118 km
El Carmen Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 119 km
Tlacolulita Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 120 km
La Polca Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 120 km
Yegogenda Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 121 km
Los Amates Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 121 km
La Providencia Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 121 km
Cayetano Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 121 km
Buenavista Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 122 km
Santo Domingo Petapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 123 km
Respingo Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 125 km
San Isidro Chacalapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 126 km
Matías Romero Oaxaca Mexico City 20000 people 126 km
Llano de Cal Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 126 km
Buenavista Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 127 km
Mirador Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 128 km
Hueva de Humboldt Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 130 km
San Rafael Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 131 km
Santa María Ecatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 132 km
Tres Picos Chiapas Mexico Village5 4800 people 132 km
San Clemente Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 133 km
Guichicovi Oaxaca Mexico Village5 4300 people 135 km
Mogone Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 137 km
El Carmen Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 137 km
Los Álamos Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 139 km
Platanillo Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 139 km
Santa María Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 140 km
Tangolunda Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 143 km
Uralla Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 145 km
La Libertad Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 146 km
Sólo Dios Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 147 km
La Nuava Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 147 km
San Juan Lajarcia Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 148 km
San Miguel del Puerto Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 151 km
Cintalapa Chiapas Mexico City 33000 people 151 km
Garita Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 152 km
El Porvenir Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 153 km
Platanar Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 154 km
Jianipilas Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 155 km
San Juan Mazatlán Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 156 km
Rincon Antonio de Maza Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 159 km
San Carlos Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 159 km
Nejapa de Madero Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 160 km
Bajo de Arenal Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 161 km
Delicias Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 161 km
Palo Grande Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 164 km
Tierra Blanca Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 165 km
Pijijiapan Chiapas Mexico City 14000 people 166 km
Villa Corzo Chiapas Mexico Village5 9100 people 167 km
Villa Flores Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 168 km
Jobo Dulce Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 168 km
Billar Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 170 km
Caña Brava Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 172 km
La Esperanza Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 172 km
Santiago Tula Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 172 km
El Valle Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 175 km
Loma Larga Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 176 km
Dolores Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 176 km
Pueblo Viejo Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 178 km
Margaritas Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 178 km
Pochutla Oaxaca Mexico City 12000 people 183 km
Ocozocoautla Chiapas Mexico Village5 31000 people 184 km
Puerto Ángel Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 185 km
San José de las Flores Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 186 km
Jesús Carranza Veracruz Mexico Village5 3500 people 186 km
Jericó Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 187 km
San Juan Ozolotepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 188 km
Pasito de la Señora Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 191 km
La Redonda Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 199 km
La Estrella Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 199 km
El Potrero Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 200 km
Mapastepec Chiapas Mexico City 15000 people 203 km
Flores Magón Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 211 km
Doña Maria Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 224 km
El Arenal Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 231 km
Huehuetenango Huehuetenango Guatemala Village4 78000 people 357 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Salina Cruz SCX 23 0
Ixtepec Military 50 Civ. Paved Yes 7500
Ixtepec IZT unknown 0
Bahias de Huatulco International HUX 143 Civ. Paved Yes 8800
Pochutla PUH unknown 0
Llano San Juan TGZ 1052 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Huehuetenango HUG unknown 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Salina Cruz MXSCX Mexico

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