M 4.6 in Mexico on 08 Apr 2021 01:19 UTC
EQ parameters
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: 4.6M
Depth: 154.12 Km
Lat/Lon: 19.3735 , -100.4345
Event Date: 08 Apr 2021 01:19 UTC
07 Apr 2021 20:19 Local
Exposed Population:
5930000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000dzw6
Inserted at: 08 Apr 2021 01:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000dzw6 Scaled population (vector) 6.64  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -1  
  INFORM_normalised 0.92  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1369102 0 08 Apr 2021 01:19 4.6M, 154.12km N/A 5.9 million (in 100km) 00:15 NEIC
1369227 0 08 Apr 2021 01:19 4.5M, 149.75km N/A 5.8 million (in 100km) 23:05 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 , State of Michoacan (population 3,859,507) . The nearest places are Tizate, Heroica Zitácuaro, Zitácuaro, Jungapeo, Copándaro, Zirahuato, Benito Juárez, Crecensio Morales, San Jerónimo, Angangueo, and Morelia.

Radius Population
100 km 5.9 million people
75 km 2 million people
50 km 840000 people
20 km 210000 people
10 km 40000 people
5 km 3200 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Michoacan Mexico 3.8 million people
Mexico Mexico 10.6 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tizate Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 3 km
Heroica Zitácuaro Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 10 km
Zitácuaro Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico City 76000 people 10 km
Jungapeo Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 5100 people 14 km
Copándaro Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 17 km
Zirahuato Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 18 km
Benito Juárez Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 3000 people 18 km
Crecensio Morales Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 26 km
San Jerónimo México Mexico Village - 27 km
Angangueo Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 4900 people 30 km
Colorines México Mexico Village 7200 people 31 km
Las Pilas Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 31 km
Agostitlán Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 33 km
Tingambato México Mexico Village - 34 km
Aporo Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 34 km
Los Barros Mexico Mexico Village - 34 km
Valle de Bravo México Mexico Village 27000 people 37 km
Taximaroa Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 38 km
Aserradero México Mexico Village - 39 km
Ixtapantongo México Mexico Village - 41 km
Paso Ancho Mexico Mexico Village - 41 km
Los Reyes Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 37000 people 44 km
San Martín Otzoloapan México Mexico Village - 44 km
Amanalco de Becerra México Mexico Village - 44 km
San Joaquín Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 46 km
Chinapa Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 47 km
Huajúmbaro Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 47 km
Nogales Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 47 km
El Pedregal México Mexico Village - 48 km
Nichi México Mexico Village - 49 km
El Limon Papatzindan Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 50 km
Paso Tierra Caliente Mexico Mexico Village - 50 km
Queretanillo Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 50 km
Laguna Seca México Mexico Village - 50 km
Luvianos México Mexico Village 9100 people 51 km
Guadalupe México Mexico Village - 53 km
Temascaltepec México Mexico Village - 55 km
Tlalpujahua Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 3400 people 56 km
El Oro México Mexico City 6700 people 57 km
Almoloya México Mexico Village 3700 people 58 km
Bocaneo Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 58 km
Maravato Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 58 km
El Valle Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 59 km
Patámbaro Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 59 km
Bajomui México Mexico Village - 59 km
Santa Ana Mexico Mexico Village - 60 km
Oxtotilpan México Mexico Village - 60 km
Acamuchitlán México Mexico Village - 61 km
Tiquicheo Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 3400 people 62 km
Otzumatlán Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 63 km
Buenavista Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 63 km
Tequesquipan México Mexico Village - 63 km
El Guayabal México Mexico Village - 64 km
Santa María del Monte México Mexico Village 4900 people 66 km
La Jordana México Mexico Village - 67 km
Etúcuaro Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 68 km
Los Triguillos Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 69 km
Santa Cruz México Mexico Village - 70 km
Paso de Ovejas Guanajuato Mexico Village - 70 km
Toluca México Mexico Major city 490000 people 83 km
Morelia Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Major city 590000 people 87 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
General Francisco J Mujica MLM 0 Civ. Paved Yes 11100 81 km
Uruapan TLC 2575 Civ. Paved Yes 13700 91 km
Morelia 1833 0 94 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
El Bosque Zitacuaro 1954 3 km
Valle de Bravo Valle de Bravo 1944 32 km
Villa Victoria Malacatepec 1944 41 km
Tepetitlan Tepetitlan 1964 59 km
Ignacio Ramirez La Gavia 1966 70 km
Tepuxtepec Lerma 1935 73 km
El Gallo Cutzamala 1985 78 km
Solis Lerma 1949 79 km
Cointzio Grande de Morelia 1939 91 km

More information

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