M 4.9 in Mexico on 16 May 2018 14:20 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1143288
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 81.2 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.4202 , -100.2196
Event Date: 16 May 2018 14:20 UTC
Exposed Population: 1760000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 May 2018 14:41 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.4 (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000e6dc Scaled population (vector) 6.21  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -1  
  INFORM_normalised 0.92  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 24 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Hawaii is still safe for travel, despite scary imagesSat, 19 May 2018 05:45:00 +0200.

(RNN) A volcano eruption is, of course, a very scary event. It’s not, however, necessarily dangerous. As Thursday's eruption at Kilauea, and recent and continuing volcanic activity there, has produced stark imagery and threatened some homes
...(more)
Hawaii is still safe for travel, despite scary imagesSat, 19 May 2018 05:29:00 +0200.

(RNN) A volcano eruption is, of course, a very scary event. It’s not, however, necessarily dangerous. As Thursday's eruption at Kilauea, and recent and continuing volcanic activity there, has produced stark imagery and threatened some homes
...(more)
Cell Broadcast: la tecnología que pudo haber salvado vidas en los sism ... Fri, 18 May 2018 22:58:00 +0200.

por Miguel Reyes Conoce Cell Broadcast, el sistema de alertas que pudo haber ayudado a salvar vidas durante los sismos del 19 de Septiembre, que no se usa en México. Después del 19 de Septiembre de 2017, todos los mexicanos que estuvieron
...(more)
Moderate earthquake triggers alarm in Mexico City, no damage reportedFri, 18 May 2018 04:18:00 +0200.

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - A moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck southern Mexico on Wednesday (May 16) morning, the country's seismology service said, triggering alarms and evacuation procedures in the capital although there were no immed
...(more)

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (34), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),