M 5.8 in Mexico on 21 Jan 2019 11:57 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 15.5693 , -94.7274
Event Date: 21 Jan 2019 11:57 UTC
Exposed Population: 230000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j6tj
Inserted at: 21 Jan 2019 12:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j6tj Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.92  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1245673 0.01 21 Jan 2019 11:57 5.8M, 10km 4.17 240 thousand 00:19 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 ,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 1245673 15.569/-94.727 5.8 10 4.23 21 Jan 2019 12:19 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1245673 15.569/-94.727 5.8 10 4.17 21 Jan 2019 14:01 02:04 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Oaxaca Mexico 440000 people
Chiapas Mexico 96000 people
Oaxaca Mexico 2.3 million people
Chiapas Mexico 3.8 million people
Veracruz Mexico 1.9 million people
Tabasco Mexico 2 million people
San Marcos Guatemala 260000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 30000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 120000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 170000 people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 56000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 33000 people
Campeche Mexico <1000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
San Francisco del Mar Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3900 people 74 km
Costa Rica Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 75 km
San Dionisio del Mar Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3200 people 83 km
Salina Cruz Oaxaca Mexico City 73000 people 83 km
Majada Villalobos Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 89 km
Ixhuatán Oaxaca Mexico Village5 5400 people 90 km
Santa María Xandani Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 92 km
Cabestrada Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 93 km
Conchita Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 95 km
Reforma Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 96 km
Chicapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 97 km
Chahuites Oaxaca Mexico Village5 9600 people 98 km
Tehuantepec Oaxaca Mexico City 37000 people 99 km
Juchitan Oaxaca Mexico City 65000 people 100 km
Emiliano Zapata Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 100 km
Unión Hidalgo Oaxaca Mexico City 12000 people 100 km
Guadalupe Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 101 km
Tapanatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 7100 people 104 km
Arista Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 107 km
Villa del Mar Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 107 km
La Punta Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 107 km
Zanatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 6900 people 107 km
Paredón Viejo Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 108 km
Asunción Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 109 km
Niltepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3200 people 110 km
Ixaltepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 110 km
Comitancillo Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3700 people 112 km
Arriaga Chiapas Mexico City 22000 people 117 km
Ciudad Ixtepec Oaxaca Mexico City - 117 km
Tonalá Chiapas Mexico City 31000 people 118 km
Cabrera Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 121 km
Buenavista Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 127 km
Sólo Dios Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 143 km
Astata Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 110 km
Niza Viahui Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 113 km
Soledad Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 116 km
El Coyol Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 118 km
Tenango Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 121 km
Cayetano Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 122 km
La Polca Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 123 km
El Carmen Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 123 km
Los Amates Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 124 km
Ayutla Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 126 km
San Miguel Chimalapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 128 km
Respingo Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 128 km
Horizonte Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 129 km
Magdalena Tequisistlan Oaxaca Mexico Village5 3700 people 131 km
Llano Grande Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 132 km
Tres Picos Chiapas Mexico Village5 4800 people 133 km
San Isidro Chacalapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 134 km
Buenavista Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 134 km
Mirador Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 134 km
Tlacolulita Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 135 km
Almoloya Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 135 km
Llano de Cal Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 136 km
La Providencia Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 136 km
Yegogenda Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 141 km
San Clemente Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 144 km
Santo Domingo Petapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 145 km
San Rafael Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 146 km
Santa María Ecatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 146 km
Tangolunda Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 148 km
Santa María Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 148 km
Matías Romero Oaxaca Mexico City 20000 people 149 km
El Carmen Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 149 km
El Porvenir Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 151 km
Hueva de Humboldt Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 152 km
Los Álamos Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 152 km
Uralla Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 156 km
Garita Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 157 km
La Libertad Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 157 km
Guichicovi Oaxaca Mexico Village5 4300 people 158 km
San Miguel del Puerto Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 158 km
Mogone Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 159 km
Platanillo Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 162 km
La Nuava Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 162 km
Pijijiapan Chiapas Mexico City 14000 people 163 km
San Juan Lajarcia Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 164 km
Bajo de Arenal Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 165 km
Cintalapa Chiapas Mexico City 33000 people 165 km
Platanar Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 166 km
Xanica Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 166 km
Delicias Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 166 km
Rincon Antonio de Maza Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 167 km
Guivini Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 168 km
Jianipilas Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 168 km
Caña Brava Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 168 km
Santa Catarina Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 170 km
San Carlos Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 170 km
Tierra Blanca Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 171 km
Villa Corzo Chiapas Mexico Village5 9100 people 171 km
Margaritas Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 172 km
Villa Flores Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 173 km
Jobo Dulce Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 177 km
Nejapa de Madero Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 177 km
Santiago Lachivia Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 177 km
San Juan Mazatlán Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 178 km
Dolores Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 179 km
Santos Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 179 km
La Esperanza Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 179 km
Loma Larga Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 179 km
Billar Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 180 km
Jericó Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 182 km
San Juan Custepeque Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 183 km
San Pedro Mixtepec Miahuatlán Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 183 km
Ozolotepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 183 km
Pasito de la Señora Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 183 km
Pueblo Viejo Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 184 km
El Valle Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 185 km
Pochutla Oaxaca Mexico City 12000 people 187 km
Palo Grande Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 187 km
Quiechapa Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 188 km
Puerto Ángel Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 189 km
Copalita Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 189 km
San Pedro el Alto Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 193 km
Suchixtepec Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 193 km
Santiago Tula Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 194 km
San Isidro Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 196 km
Ocozocoautla Chiapas Mexico Village5 31000 people 196 km
Santiago Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 196 km
Plan de la Libertad Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 197 km
Mapastepec Chiapas Mexico City 15000 people 197 km
Portaceli Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 198 km
San Vicente Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 200 km
Paxtlán Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 200 km
San Francisco Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 200 km
La Redonda Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 202 km
San Antonio Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 205 km
Flores Magón Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 205 km
El Potrero Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 205 km
San Pedro Amatlán Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 207 km
Santa María Zoquitlán Oaxaca Mexico Village5 - 207 km
Berriozaba Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 208 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
Francisco Sarabia 579 0
Plan de Ayala 91 0
Puerto Escondido PXM 88 Civ. Paved Yes 7500
San Cristobal de Las Casas 2341 0
Xoxocotlan OAX 1528 Civ. Paved Yes 8000
Tapachula International TAP 29 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Minatitlan Old 27 0
Tapachula 110 0
Minatitlan MTT 40 Civ. Paved Yes 6800
San Antonio Copalar 1520 0
El Mendozal 69 0
Ciudad Aleman 61 0
Carlos A Carrillo 38 0
Capitan Carlos Perez VSA 13 Civ. Paved Yes 7200
Retalhuleu 200 Civ. Paved No 4900
Lerdo de Tejada 40 0
Ciudad Pemex 6 0
Palenque PQM 61 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Salina Cruz MXSCX Mexico
Puerto Angel Mexico
Punta Escondida Mexico
Minatitlan MXMTT Mexico
Puerto Madero MXPMD Mexico
Nanchital MXNAN Mexico
Coatzacoalcos MXCOA Mexico
Rabon Grande Mexico
Concepcion Mexico
Playa Grande Guatemala

More information

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