M 7.1 in Mexico on 19 Sep 2017 18:14 UTC

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2017-09-27 19:29

WONA40 EJRC 191841
EARTHQUAKE ALERT MESSAGE NUMBER 001
THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC ALERT FROM THE GLOBAL DISASTER ALERTS AND COORDINATION SYSTEM (WWW.GDACS.ORG).

THE DISSEMINATION THROUGH GTS OF THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED AS GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF UN ACTIVITIES: IT IS A PILOT PROJECT BETWEEN WMO AND JRC TO TEST COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION CHANNELS OF VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

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* ORANGE EARTHQUAKE ALERT IN MEXICO *
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SUMMARY

ON 19 SEP 2017 18:14:35 UTC (ABOUT 19 SEP 2017 11:40:27 LOCAL TIME) AN EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE 7.1 OCCURRED IN THE VERY HIGHLY POPULATED REGION OF PUEBLA IN MEXICO. CHALMA THE NEAREST POPULATED PLACES ARE: AYUTLA (3 KM). THE CLOSEST CIVILIAN AIRPORT IS: HUEJOTSINGO (69.4 KM).


EARTHQUAKE EVENT CHARACTERISTICS
- SOURCE: GEOFON
- MAGNITUDE: 7.1 M
- DEPTH: 10 KM
- LOCATION (LAT/LONG): 18.55 | -98.53
- COUNTRY: MEXICO
- PROVINCE: PUEBLA(STATE)
- REGION: CENTRAL MEXICO
- UTC/GMT (GREENWICH TIME): 19 SEP 2017 18:14:35 UTC
- ESTIMATED LOCAL SOLAR TIME: 19 SEP 2017 11:40:27



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POTENTIALLY AFFECTED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE:
- NUCLEAR PLANTS: N/A
- HYDRODAMS: N/A
- AIRPORTS: HUEJOTSINGO (69.4 KM), CUERNAVACA (83.3 KM)
- PORTS: N/A

BASED ON AN AUTOMATED IMPACT MODEL, THIS EARTHQUAKE, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REGION WITH LOW VULNERABILITY TO NATURAL DISASTERS, HAS POTENTIALLY A LOW HUMANITARIAN IMPACT.

EVENT DATE UNIV. TIME: TUE, 19 SEP 2017 18:14:35 UTC
EUROPEAN TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 SEP 2017 20:14:35
EAST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 SEP 2017 12:14:35
WEST AMERICA TIME OF THE EVENT: 19 SEP 2017 09:14:35
EAST ASIA TIME OF THE EVENT: 20 SEP 2017 01:14:35

THIS EMAIL REPORT WAS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED BY A COMPUTER AT: 19 SEP 2017 18:41:43 (27 MIN AFTER THE EVENT)


SEE THE GDACS WEBSITE FOR LIVE NEWS COVERAGE (INCLUDING OCHA SITUATION REPORTS), THE FULL EARTHQUAKE REPORT IS AT
HTTP://WWW.GDACS.ORG/REPORT.ASPX?EVENTTYPE=EQ$AND;EPISODEID=1181196

FOR INFORMATION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE, PLEASE CONSULT THE GDACS VIRTUAL OSOCC: HTTP://VOSOCC.UNOCHA.ORG
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POPULATION DENSITY NEAR EPICENTER (PEOPLE/KM2).

RADIUS (KM) POPULATION DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM2)
200 39965752 5089
175 36124461 4600
150 32195285 4099
125 22324654 2842
100 8535806 1087
75 3908053 498
50 658568 84
20 142312 18
10 77327 10
5 17549 2
2 1883 0


THE POPULATION IN THE 50 KM AREA OF THIS EARTHQUAKE IS 84 PEOPLE/KM2.
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THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED AT 19 SEP 2017 11:40:27 LOCAL TIME. 19 SEP 2017 11:40:27

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY
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RESILIENCE IS THE CAPACITY OF THE POPULATION TO COPE WITH A HAZARD. SINCE MUCH OF INVESTMENTS IN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS AND AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR QUICK RESPONSE IS RELATED TO HOUSEHOLD INCOME, THE GDP PER CAPITA CAN BE USED AS A ROUGH INDICATOR OF RESILIENCE.
MEXICO HAS A GDP PER CAPITA OF 3613 PPP$ (PARITY PURCHASING POWER DOLLAR, ABOUT 1 EURO) AND IS THEREFORE PART OF THE LOW LEVEL INCOME COUNTRIES. THEREFORE, THE EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED IN AN AREA OF LOW RESILIENCE.
BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF 9 INDICATORS, ECHO ATTRIBUTES MEXICO A LOW VULNERABILITY.
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SECONDARY EFFECTS
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PROBABILITY OF SECONDARY EFFECTS:
- LANDSLIDES: THE MAXIMUM SLOPE IN THE AREA OF THE EARTHQUAKE IS N/A% AND THE MAXIMUM ALTITUDE IS N/A M. SINCE THIS IS A LOW SLOPE, THE RISK OF EARTHQUAKE INDUCED LANDSLIDES IS LOW. NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THE SLOPE DATA IS NOT RELIABLE ON A LOCAL SCALE, WHILE LANDSLIDES DEPEND VERY MUCH ON LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL AND METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
- NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: THERE ARE NO NUCLEAR FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.
- HYDRODAMS: THERE ARE NO HYDRODAM FACILITIES NEARBY THE EPICENTER.


JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE, EUROPEAN COMMISSION (JRC-EC) - OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (UN-OCHA)

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