M 5.5 in Mexico on 12 Aug 2019 20:39 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: 5.5M
Depth: 92.18 Km
Lat/Lon: 15.9602 , -93.6797
Event Date: 12 Aug 2019 20:39 UTC
Exposed Population: 750000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us60005489
Inserted at: 13 Aug 2019 20:42 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us60005489 Scaled population (raster) 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
1269407 0 12 Aug 2019 20:39 5.5M, 92.18km 4.083 750 thousand 1d 00:02 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 Chiapas (population 3,524,501) . 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 1269407 15.96/-93.68 5.5 92.2 4.084 12 Aug 2019 21:03 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1269407 15.96/-93.68 5.5 92.2 4.084 12 Aug 2019 21:08 00:28 (upd of #1)
3 0 1269407 15.958/-93.699 5.5 92.6 4.084 12 Aug 2019 21:16 00:36 (upd of #2)
4 0 1269407 15.958/-93.699 5.5 92.6 4.083 12 Aug 2019 22:41 02:02 (upd of #3)
5 0 1269407 15.958/-93.699 5.5 92.6 4.083 13 Aug 2019 20:42 1d 00:02 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Chiapas Mexico 56000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Cayetano Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 11 km
Arista Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 14 km
Tonalá Chiapas Mexico City 31000 people 15 km
Tres Picos Chiapas Mexico Village5 4800 people 18 km
Buenavista Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 20 km
Paredón Viejo Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 21 km
Villa del Mar Chiapas Mexico Village5 - 30 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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