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M 8.1 Earthquake and Tsunami (1.7 m) in Mexico on 08 Sep 2017 04:49 UTC
Tsunami calculation for earthquake Earthquake in Mexico

The JRC has developed a global tsunami wave height calculation model, which is run after each earthquake issued by seismological institutes around the world.

This report is for earthquake episode 1179733 of event 1120837 issued at 08 Sep 2017 04:49 (GDACS Event ID 1120837, Latest episode ID: 1179733, inserted at 08 Sep 2017 05:54 UTC ).


Current impact estimate:

  • The maximum Tsunami wave height is  1.7m in Pasito_de_la_Senora, Mexico. This height is estimated for 8-Sep-2017 05:55:00.
  • Earthquake Magnitude: 8.1M
  • Depth: 69.65 Km
  • Event Date: 08 Sep 2017 04:49 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 100000 people within 100km
A pre-calculated grid scenario is also available here
Population density map


Tsunami maximum wave height
Tsunami maximum wave height (Source: JRC)

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Affected locations

Date Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
8-Sep-2017 05:55:00 Pasito_de_la_Senora Mexico  1.7m
8-Sep-2017 05:53:00 Boqueron Mexico  1.6m
8-Sep-2017 05:47:00 Buenavista Mexico  1.4m
8-Sep-2017 05:45:00 Solo_Dios Mexico  1.3m
8-Sep-2017 05:45:00 Arista Mexico  1.1m
8-Sep-2017 05:45:00 Cachimba Mexico  0.8m
8-Sep-2017 05:47:00 El_Roble Mexico  0.8m
8-Sep-2017 06:51:00 Pesqueria Mexico  0.7m
8-Sep-2017 05:45:00 Huajapan Mexico  0.7m
8-Sep-2017 10:05:00 San_Francisco_del_Mar Mexico  0.6m
8-Sep-2017 08:57:00 Puerto_de_San_Benito Mexico  0.5m
8-Sep-2017 07:01:00 Salina_Cruz Mexico  0.5m
8-Sep-2017 07:35:00 Barra_de_San_Jose Mexico  0.4m
8-Sep-2017 05:27:00 La_Concepion Mexico  0.4m
Locations affected by Tsunami wave (15 of 422)

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More information

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Official tsunami bulletins by regional warning centers can be found at the International Tsunami Information Center.