M 7 in Mexico on 08 Sep 2021 01:47 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 7.0M
Depth: 20 Km
Lat/Lon: 16.994 , -99.7829
Event Date: 08 Sep 2021 01:47 UTC
07 Sep 2021 20:47 Local
Exposed Population: 250000 people in MMI
970 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us7000f93v
Inserted at: 08 Sep 2021 02:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.1 0.4 1.1
us7000f93v Scaled population (raster) 5.3 Max wave alert 0.16m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.48m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.92      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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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 ,of Guerrero (population 2,867,451) . The alertlevel for this event is ORANGE

Intensity Population
210000 people
750000 people
380000 people
5.6 million people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
2 0.8 1395833 16.95/-99.788 7.0 12.6 7.033 08 Sep 2021 02:56 01:08 (new episode)
3 0.8 1395833 16.994/-99.783 7.0 20.0 6.974 08 Sep 2021 03:08 01:20 (upd of #2)
4 0.9 1395833 16.994/-99.783 7.0 20.0 7.27 08 Sep 2021 03:51 02:03 (upd of #3)
5 0.9 1395833 16.982/-99.773 7.0 20.0 7.26 08 Sep 2021 04:31 02:44 (upd of #4)
6 1.1 1395833 16.982/-99.773 7.0 20.0 7.746 09 Sep 2021 01:52 1d 00:04 (upd of #5)
7 1.1 1395833 16.972/-99.743 7.0 20.0 7.735 05 May 2022 12:50 239d 11:02 (upd of #6)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Guerrero Mexico 42000 people
Guerrero Mexico 770000 people
Guerrero Mexico 270000 people
Guerrero Mexico 900000 people
Mexico Mexico 730000 people
Distrito Federal Mexico 1.9 million people
Guerrero Mexico 1.6 million people
Oaxaca Mexico 1.9 million people
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Mexico Mexico 16.5 million people
Morelos Mexico 2 million people
Michoacan Mexico 540000 people
Distrito Federal Mexico 6.5 million people
Tlaxcala Mexico 1 million people
Hidalgo Mexico 130000 people
Veracruz Mexico 610000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Aguacatillo Guerrero Mexico Village - 18 km
Ejido Nuevo Guerrero Mexico Village - 5 km
Bajos del Ejido Guerrero Mexico Village - 20 km
Tixtlacingo Guerrero Mexico Village - 21 km
Acapulco Guerrero Mexico Major city 640000 people 22 km
El Marqués Guerrero Mexico Village - 22 km
Coyuca de Benítez Guerrero Mexico Village - 32 km
Tierra Colorada Guerrero Mexico Village 10000 people 33 km
Las Mesas Guerrero Mexico Village - 34 km
San Marcos Guerrero Mexico City 12000 people 46 km
Inscuinatoyac Guerrero Mexico Village - 41 km
Tepetixtla Guerrero Mexico Village - 43 km
Jaleaca Guerrero Mexico Village - 50 km
El Papayo Guerrero Mexico Village - 51 km
Cuatepin Guerrero Mexico Village - 51 km
Cortijo Guerrero Mexico Village - 55 km
Cacalutla Guerrero Mexico Village - 63 km
San Vincente de Benitez Guerrero Mexico Village - 63 km
Caridad Guerrero Mexico Village - 64 km
San Jerónimo Guerrero Mexico Village 7000 people 73 km
Ayutla Guerrero Mexico City 9900 people 73 km
Cruz Grande Guerrero Mexico Village 9800 people 77 km
Petaquilla Guerrero Mexico Village - 63 km
Salto de Valadez Guerrero Mexico Village - 68 km
Chilpancingo Guerrero Mexico Major city 160000 people 68 km
Los Morros Guerrero Mexico Village - 70 km
Corral de Piedra Guerrero Mexico Village - 70 km
Atoyac Guerrero Mexico City 20000 people 73 km
Quechultenango Guerrero Mexico Village 5000 people 74 km
Tixtla Guerrero Mexico City 21000 people 76 km
Chichihualco Guerrero Mexico Village 10000 people 78 km
Manzintla Guerrero Mexico City - 78 km
Xumpango Guerrero Mexico Village - 79 km
Colotlipa Guerrero Mexico Village - 80 km
Las Juntas Guerrero Mexico Village - 82 km
Chilapa Guerrero Mexico Village - 85 km
Tlacomulco Guerrero Mexico Village - 88 km
Xochitepec Guerrero Mexico Village - 90 km
Tlacotepec Guerrero Mexico Village 6500 people 91 km
Hueycaltenango Guerrero Mexico Village - 91 km
Xochilapa Guerrero Mexico Village - 92 km
Coacoyulichan Guerrero Mexico Village - 92 km
Milpillas Guerrero Mexico Village - 92 km
Tecpan Guerrero Mexico City 14000 people 93 km
Huitziltepec Guerrero Mexico Village 4400 people 94 km
Cohatan Guerrero Mexico Village - 95 km
Copala Guerrero Mexico Village 6800 people 96 km
Apango Guerrero Mexico Village 3800 people 96 km
Chilapa Guerrero Mexico Village 23000 people 99 km
La Esperanza Guerrero Mexico Village - 101 km
Ixtayotla Guerrero Mexico Village - 104 km
Mazcala Guerrero Mexico Village - 105 km
Nuxco Guerrero Mexico Village - 107 km
Atlixtac Guerrero Mexico Village - 111 km
Balsas Guerrero Mexico Village - 111 km
Marquelia Guerrero Mexico Village 6800 people 113 km
San Luis Acatlan Guerrero Mexico Village - 114 km
San Luis San Pedro Guerrero Mexico Village - 122 km
Ciudad de México Distrito Federal Mexico Capital 8.5 million people 276 km
San Miguel Tecuixiapan Guerrero Mexico Village - 112 km
Tetla del Rio Guerrero Mexico Village - 113 km
Oztocingo Guerrero Mexico Village - 118 km
Mitlalcingo Guerrero Mexico Village - 120 km
Puerto del Encinal Guerrero Mexico Village - 122 km
La Vente Guerrero Mexico Village - 123 km
Cuetzala Guerrero Mexico Village - 125 km
Baja de Balsamar Guerrero Mexico Village - 125 km
Apaxtla Guerrero Mexico Village 7300 people 126 km
Pezuapa Guerrero Mexico Village - 130 km
Igualapa Guerrero Mexico Village - 130 km
Tuliman Guerrero Mexico Village - 133 km
Xalpatlahuac Guerrero Mexico Village 4000 people 135 km
Amacuahuila Guerrero Mexico Village - 138 km
Coyuquillas Guerrero Mexico Village - 139 km
Olinala Guerrero Mexico Village 5200 people 142 km
Atenango del Río Guerrero Mexico Village - 142 km
Tlapa Guerrero Mexico Village 37000 people 142 km
Vista Hermosa Guerrero Mexico Village - 145 km
Chiaucingo Guerrero Mexico Village - 145 km
Tepecoacuilco Guerrero Mexico Village 5900 people 146 km
Dolores Guerrero Mexico Village - 147 km
Ajuchitlan Guerrero Mexico Village 6100 people 148 km
Tonalapa de Rio Guerrero Mexico Village - 150 km
La Soledad Guerrero Mexico Village - 151 km
Teloloapan Guerrero Mexico City 21000 people 151 km
Ometepec Guerrero Mexico Village 18000 people 152 km
Arcelia Guerrero Mexico Village 17000 people 152 km
Huitzuco Guerrero Mexico City 16000 people 152 km
Temalac Guerrero Mexico Village - 153 km
Iguala Guerrero Mexico City 110000 people 153 km
Temalacacingo Guerrero Mexico Village - 154 km
Tulimán Guerrero Mexico Village - 155 km
Cuajinicuilapa Guerrero Mexico Village 9300 people 157 km
La Libertad Guerrero Mexico Village - 157 km
Mexquitlán Guerrero Mexico Village - 158 km
Huamuxtitlán Guerrero Mexico Village 5700 people 158 km
Zacatlán Guerrero Mexico Village - 159 km
Piedra Ancha Guerrero Mexico Village - 159 km
Tlacoachixtlahuaca Guerrero Mexico Village - 160 km
Las Conchitas Oaxaca Mexico Village - 160 km
Los Placeres Guerrero Mexico Village - 160 km
Las Tejas Guerrero Mexico Village - 161 km
Almojova Guerrero Mexico Village - 161 km
San Martín Peras Oaxaca Mexico Village - 163 km
San Mateo Neyapan Oaxaca Mexico Village - 164 km
Ixcamilpa Puebla Mexico Village - 165 km
Teutla Puebla Mexico Village - 166 km
Xochistlahuaca Guerrero Mexico Village 3500 people 166 km
Santiago Oaxaca Mexico Village - 166 km
Teocalcingo Guerrero Mexico Village - 167 km
Ixcateopan Guerrero Mexico Village - 167 km
Quirícuaro Guerrero Mexico Village - 168 km
Cohetzala Puebla Mexico Village - 168 km
Nuevo Guerrero Mexico Village - 168 km
Petatlán Guerrero Mexico City 20000 people 169 km
Huanacastle Oaxaca Mexico Village - 170 km
Totolapa Guerrero Mexico Village - 170 km
San Juan Bautista lo de Soto Oaxaca Mexico Village - 170 km
Huanjintepec Guerrero Mexico Village - 171 km
Armenta Oaxaca Mexico Village - 171 km
Taxco Guerrero Mexico City 53000 people 172 km
Tlalchapa Guerrero Mexico Village 4100 people 174 km
Ciudad Altamirano Guerrero Mexico Village - 174 km
Puente de Ixtla Guerrero Mexico Village 21000 people 176 km
Pilcaya Puebla Mexico Village - 177 km
Tlaltepexi Puebla Mexico Village - 177 km
Coyuca de Catalán Guerrero Mexico City - 178 km
Jolalpan Puebla Mexico Village 6900 people 178 km
San Geronimito Guerrero Mexico Village - 178 km
Cacahuatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village 3600 people 179 km
Amuco Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 179 km
Huextitlán México Mexico Village - 179 km
Barroterán Guerrero Mexico Village - 180 km
Xicotlán Puebla Mexico Village - 181 km
Los Placeres del Oro Guerrero Mexico Village - 182 km
Tulcingo Puebla Mexico Village 5600 people 183 km
Tamazola Oaxaca Mexico Village - 183 km
Alto de las Mesas Oaxaca Mexico Village - 183 km
San Gabriel Morelos Mexico Village - 184 km
Silacayoapam Oaxaca Mexico Village - 184 km
Zacualpan Guerrero Mexico Village 3300 people 186 km
Santa Ana Rayón Oaxaca Mexico Village - 186 km
Cutzamalá de Pinzón Guerrero Mexico Village - 186 km
Quilamula Morelos Mexico Village - 186 km
La Joya Morelos Mexico Village 13000 people 188 km
Chontalcoatlán Guerrero Mexico Village - 188 km
Santiago Oaxaca Mexico Village - 190 km
Guariche Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 190 km
Chiautla Puebla Mexico Village 11000 people 190 km
Huehuetlan Puebla Mexico Village 5000 people 192 km
Balcón Guerrero Mexico Village - 192 km
Justlahuaca Oaxaca Mexico Village - 192 km
San Simon México Mexico Village - 193 km
Zacatepec Oaxaca Mexico Village 4400 people 193 km
Ayotusco México Mexico Village - 194 km
Jojutla Morelos Mexico Village 20000 people 194 km
Santiago del Río Oaxaca Mexico Village - 195 km
Terrero México Mexico Village - 195 km
Tlancualpicán Puebla Mexico Village 4100 people 196 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Pie de la Cuesta 6 0 24 km
Alvarez International ACA 5 Civ. Paved Yes 10800 26 km
Chilpancingo 1280 Civ. Paved No 4400 70 km
Juarez International MEX 2238 Civ. Paved Yes 12900 281 km
Iguala 865 0 144 km
Ta lo de Soto 149 0 159 km
Santa Barbara 299 0 173 km
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International ZIH 6 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 191 km
Pinotepa Nacional PNO unknown 0 196 km
Huetamo 300 0 205 km
Cuernavaca CVJ 1280 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 211 km
Tlaxiaco 2045 0 225 km
Uruapan TLC 2575 Civ. Paved Yes 13700 260 km
El Infiernillo 511 0 278 km
Lazaro Cardenas LZC 12 Civ. Paved No 4900 282 km
Huejotsingo PBC 2241 Civ. Paved Yes 11800 282 km
Atizapan AZP 2475 0 290 km
Tehuacan TCN 1679 Civ. Paved No 5500 301 km
Santa Lucia NLU 2240 0 316 km
Xoxocotlan OAX 1528 Civ. Paved Yes 8000 326 km
Tizayuca 2316 0 331 km
Cordoba 911 0 364 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Acapulco MXACA Mexico 21 km
Puerto Marques Mexico 22 km
Lazaro Cardenas MXLZC Mexico 273 km

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
El Guineo Nexpa 1985 68 km
Carlos Ramirez Ulloa Balsas 1986 108 km
Andres Figueroa Ajuchitlan 1983 143 km
Vicente Guerrero Poliutla 1968 162 km
El Gallo Cutzamala 1985 212 km
Yosocuta Huajuapan 1969 223 km
Valle de Bravo Valle de Bravo 1944 249 km
Inhernillo El Infiernillo Balsas 1963 265 km
Ignacio Ramirez La Gavia 1966 273 km
El Bosque Zitacuaro 1954 274 km
Villa Victoria Malacatepec 1944 275 km
Manuel Avila Camacho Atoyac 1946 277 km
Jose M. Morelos Balsas 1968 280 km
Madin Tlalnepantla 1976 286 km
Tepetitlan Tepetitlan 1964 296 km
Guadalupe Cuautitla 1968 298 km
Taxhimay San Luis 1934 317 km

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