M 4.6 in Mexico on 15 Apr 2021 18:10 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 40.32 Km
Lat/Lon: 14.8686 , -94.1175
Event Date: 15 Apr 2021 18:10 UTC
15 Apr 2021 12:10 Local
Exposed Population:
No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000e1wp
Inserted at: 15 Apr 2021 20:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Mexico)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000e1wp Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1370309 0 15 Apr 2021 18:10 4.6M, 40.32km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 02:15 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 Chiapas (population 3,524,501) .

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chiapas Mexico 3.5 million people
Oaxaca Mexico 3.3 million people
San Marcos Guatemala 800000 people
Retalhuleu Guatemala 250000 people
Quezaltenango Guatemala 620000 people
Huehuetenango Guatemala 730000 people
Veracruz Mexico 6.7 million people
Suchitepequez Guatemala 400000 people
Totonicapan Guatemala 350000 people
Tabasco Mexico 1.6 million people
Solola Guatemala 260000 people
Escuintla Guatemala 570000 people
Quiche Guatemala 560000 people
Chimaltenango Guatemala 390000 people
Sacatepequez Guatemala 200000 people
Baja Verapaz Guatemala 190000 people
Guatemala Guatemala 2.2 million people
Alta Verapaz Guatemala 500000 people
Santa Rosa Guatemala 330000 people
Peten Guatemala 220000 people
El Progreso Guatemala 130000 people
Jalapa Guatemala 230000 people
Campeche Mexico 580000 people
Jutiapa Guatemala 420000 people
Ahuachapan El Salvador 290000 people
Zacapa Guatemala 190000 people
Sonsonate El Salvador 400000 people
Chiquimula Guatemala 280000 people
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Guerrero Mexico 2.8 million people
Santa Ana El Salvador 520000 people
Izabal Guatemala 330000 people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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