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Green Earthquake alert in Mexico on 02/04/2012 17:36 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

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  • Articles: 662
  • Articles about casualties: 9 (1.4%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

Mentioning 'Mexico'

Miguel de la Madrid, President of Mexico in 1980s, Dies at 77
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 16:46:00 +0200   nytimes (en)

His tenure marred by economic crisis and an earthquake, Mr. de la Madrid is credited for setting Mexico on a path to a free-market economy and, inadvertently, multiparty rule.

People and organisations: Felipe Calderón  Partido Acción Nacional  Jose Lopez  Free Trade Agreement  Lorenzo Meyer  Vicente Fox  Carlos Salinas  Carlos Salinas  Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas  Revolutionary Party 

Un séisme de magnitude 6,3 secoue Mexico
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:51:00 +0200   french-news (fr)

Un séisme de magnitude 6,3 a secoué lundi Mexico , a annoncé l'institut américain de géophysique (USGS).

People and organisations: Marcelo Ebrard  Xinhua News Agency 

More than 300 Replicas of Earthquake in Mexico
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:38:00 +0200   prensa-latina-en (en)

06 de abril de 2012, 00:02 Mexico , Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 325 replicas of the 7.4-degree earthquake of March 20 have been reported so far, according to the National Seismological Service (SSN).  

People and organisations: Interior Ministry  Victor Hugo  José Joaquín  Prensa Latina 

6.3 earthquake hits southern Mexico
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:17:00 +0200   lebanonews (en)

3 April 2012 A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck southern Mexico on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake's epicenter was about 17 miles.

People and organisations: Marcelo Ebrard 

Mexico: Blackberry earthquake app rolled out in Mexico
Wed, 04 Apr 2012 23:14:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

Source: British Broadcasting Corporation Country: Mexico Civil authorities in Mexico City have rolled out a free app that will warn people when an earthquake is imminent. Read the full story on the BBC .

People and organisations:

Aftershock shakes southern Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:36:00 +0200   cnn (en)

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck southern Mexico on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

People and organisations: Rafael Romo  Sean Morris  Marcelo Ebrard 

Aftershock shakes Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:45:00 +0200   iol (en)

Mexico was shaken by “he strongest aftershock yet from a powerful earthquake that killed at least two people.

People and organisations: Alejandro Poiré  US Geological Survey  Marcelo Ebrard 

Strong quake hits Mexico, no casualties reported
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 11:08:00 +0200   khaleejtimes (en)

MEXICO CITY - An earthquake measuring 6.3 struck southwestern Mexico Monday, sending thousands of people into the streets of the capital in fear. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

People and organisations: Manuel Mondragón  US Geological Survey  Marcelo Ebrard 

Strong quake hits southwest Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 08:37:00 +0200   nst (en)

MEXICO CITY: A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted southwestern Mexico on Monday, sending tremors to Mexico City and prompting evacuations of buildings in the capital.

People and organisations: Xinhua News Agency  Marcelo Ebrard 

Strong Quake Hits Mexico, No Casualties Reported
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 08:07:00 +0200   thisdayonline (en)

A family stay outside of their damaged home at the village of Huixtepec in Ometepec, in Guerrero State An earthquake measuring 6.3 struck south-western Mexico Monday, sending thousands of people into the streets of the capital in fear. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, reports AFP.

People and organisations: Manuel Mondragón  US Geological Survey  Marcelo Ebrard 

6.3-magnitude quake hits Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:43:00 +0200   iafrica (en)

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Mexico on Monday, sending thousands of people into the streets of the capital in fear. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

People and organisations: Manuel Mondragón  Alejandro Poiré  Felipe Calderón  US Geological Survey 

Le Mexique frappé par un séisme, pas de dégâts majeurs à Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:19:00 +0200   LeMonde (fr)

Un séisme de magnitude 6,3 a frappé le sud-ouest du Mexique lundi 2 avril, non loin de la région frappée par une secousse de magnitude 7,6 qui avait fait deux morts le 20 mars, a annoncé l'institut américain de géophysique (USGS). Le séisme a été fortement ressenti dans la capitale, Mexico , mais....

People and organisations: Marcelo Ebrard 

Aftershock shakes Mexico, no injuries reported
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 04:56:00 +0200   ekantipur (en)

Mexico was shaken Monday by what officials described as the strongest aftershock yet from a powerful earthquake that killed at least two people.

People and organisations: Alejandro Poiré  Marcelo Ebrard 

6.3 earthquake hits southern Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 04:23:00 +0200   cnn (en)

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck southern Mexico on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

People and organisations: Rafael Romo  Sean Morris  Marcelo Ebrard 

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 03:55:00 +0200   usaToday (en)

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck Mexico today, Reuters reports. The Associated Press says the quake was felt in Mexico City.

People and organisations: Usa Today  San Jose Mercury News  San Jose Mercury News  The Philadelphia Inquirer  Mikhail Gorbachev  Brent Jones  Marcelo Ebrard 

Quake strikes Mexico, no major damage reported
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 03:50:00 +0200   thestar-my (en)

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck southwest Mexico on Monday, shaking buildings as far away as the capital and prompting people to stream out of their offices onto the street, though there were no reports of serious damage.

People and organisations: Mica Rosenberg  Marcelo Ebrard  Christopher Wilson 

6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 03:34:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

MEXICO CITY, April 2 (Xinhua) -- A 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Mexico City on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck minutes before 1 p.m. local time, shaking buildings in the center of the Mexican capital for several seconds, a Xinhua reporter said.

People and organisations: Xinhua News Agency  Marcelo Ebrard 

Quake measuring 6.3 rocks Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 03:18:00 +0200   thenews-pk (en)

WASHINGTON: An earthquake measuring 6.3 struck southwestern Mexico Monday, in a region in which two people died in a quake last month, US experts said

People and organisations: US Geological Survey 

Aftershock shakes Mexico
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 02:55:00 +0200   news_com_au (en)

MEXICO has been shaken by what officials described as the strongest aftershock yet from a powerful earthquake that killed at least two people and destroyed thousands of homes late last month.

People and organisations: Alejandro Poiré  US Geological Survey  Marcelo Ebrard 

Aftershock shakes Mexico, no injuries reported
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 01:46:00 +0200   AP (en)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico was shaken Monday by what officials described as the strongest aftershock yet from a powerful earthquake that killed at least two people and destroyed thousands of homes late last month. Officials said there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries from the quake, which the U.

People and organisations: Marcelo Ebrard  Alejandro Poiré 

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.