M 7 in Mexico from 08 Sep 2021 01:47 UTC to 01:47

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: 7.0M
Depth: 12.62 Km
Lat/Lon: 16.9502 , -99.7877
Event Date: 08 Sep 2021 01:47 UTC
07 Sep 2021 20:47 Local
Exposed Population: 690000 people in MMI
690 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us7000f93v
Inserted at: 08 Sep 2021 02:15 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
4.4 (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.2 0.2 0.7
us7000f93v Scaled population (raster) 6.95 Max wave alert 0.23m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0.23m  
  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
1395824 0.9 08 Sep 2021 01:47 7.4M, 50km N/A 2.1 million (in 100km) 0.2m (at 00:25) 00:14 NTWC
1395827 0.7 08 Sep 2021 01:47 7M, 12.62km 6.89 690 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 0.2m (at 00:34) 00:27 NEIC
1395833 1.1 08 Sep 2021 01:47 7M, 20km 7.74 970 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 0.5m (at 00:32) 00:48 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 Guerrero (population 2,867,451) . The nearest places are El Treinta, Ejido Nuevo, Aguacatillo, Jaltianguis, Dos Arroyos, El Marqués, Acapulco, Bajos del Ejido, Tixtlacingo, El Limón, and Chilpancingo.

Radius Population
100 km 1.9 million people
75 km 1.5 million people
50 km 1 million people
20 km 840000 people
10 km 250000 people
5 km 71000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Guerrero Mexico 2.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
El Treinta Guerrero Mexico Village - 5 km
Ejido Nuevo Guerrero Mexico Village - 6 km
Aguacatillo Guerrero Mexico Village - 14 km
Jaltianguis Guerrero Mexico Village - 14 km
Dos Arroyos Guerrero Mexico Village - 16 km
El Marqués Guerrero Mexico Village - 17 km
Acapulco Guerrero Mexico Major city 640000 people 18 km
Bajos del Ejido Guerrero Mexico Village - 19 km
Tixtlacingo Guerrero Mexico Village - 23 km
El Limón Guerrero Mexico Village - 24 km
Solapa Guerrero Mexico Village - 25 km
Agua del Perro Guerrero Mexico Village - 28 km
Agua Zarca de la Peña Guerrero Mexico Village - 32 km
Coyuca de Benítez Guerrero Mexico Village - 32 km
Las Mesas Guerrero Mexico Village - 35 km
Carrizal Guerrero Mexico Village - 35 km
Tierra Colorada Guerrero Mexico Village 10000 people 37 km
Ceutla Guerrero Mexico Village - 38 km
San Marcos Guerrero Mexico City 12000 people 45 km
Tepetixtla Guerrero Mexico Village - 46 km
Inscuinatoyac Guerrero Mexico Village - 46 km
Bejuco Guerrero Mexico Village - 49 km
El Papayo Guerrero Mexico Village - 51 km
Cortijo Guerrero Mexico Village - 55 km
Jaleaca Guerrero Mexico Village - 55 km
Colotepec Guerrero Mexico Village - 55 km
Cuatepin Guerrero Mexico Village - 55 km
San Vicente Guerrero Mexico Village - 57 km
Nacaxtlán Guerrero Mexico Village - 58 km
San Francisco Guerrero Mexico Village - 58 km
Acahuizotla Guerrero Mexico Village - 60 km
Caridad Guerrero Mexico Village - 63 km
Mauricio Gutiérrez Guerrero Mexico Village - 63 km
Cacalutla Guerrero Mexico Village - 63 km
Coaxtlahuacan Guerrero Mexico Village - 64 km
San Vincente de Benitez Guerrero Mexico Village - 65 km
Xicuiltepec Guerrero Mexico Village - 67 km
Amofiloco Guerrero Mexico Village - 68 km
Petaquilla Guerrero Mexico Village - 68 km
Coapinola Guerrero Mexico Village - 69 km
Chilpancingo Guerrero Mexico Major city 160000 people 73 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
Pie de la Cuesta 6 0 21 km
Alvarez International ACA 5 Civ. Paved Yes 10800 22 km
Chilpancingo 1280 Civ. Paved No 4400 75 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Acapulco MXACA Mexico 17 km
Puerto Marques Mexico 18 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
El Guineo Nexpa 1985 68 km

More information

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