M 7.9 in Mexico from 20 Mar 2012 18:02 UTC to 18:02

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 115596
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 17.041 , -98.115
Event Date: 20 Mar 2012 18:02 UTC
20 Mar 2012 12:02 Local
Exposed Population: 1270000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Feb 2017 13:09 UTC


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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.6 1 1.6
usc0008m6h Scaled population (vector) Max wave scenario 0m  
  C1 earthquake Max wave realtime 0m  
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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 769 | About casualties: 15 | Last hour: 0

Travolta un anno fa dallo tsunami in Giappone, nave riemerge in CanadaSat, 24 Mar 2012 17:53:00 +0100.

Inghiottito dal mare più di un anno fa, è ricomparso al largo delle coste canadesi: Si tratta di un peschereccio giapponese che ...
Fukushima: travolta da tsunami, nave riemerge in CanadaSat, 24 Mar 2012 17:53:00 +0100.

(ANSA) - NEW YORK, 24 MAR - Inghiottito dal mare piu’ di un anno fa, e’ ricomparso al largo delle coste canadesi: Si tratta di un ...
Rok po cunami japonská loď dobloudila do KanadySat, 24 Mar 2012 17:48:00 +0100.

Rok po ničivém zemětřesení a následné vlně cunami, které postihly severovýchod Japonska, se na moři udržela rybářská loď. Pracovníci záchranného koordinačního střediska ze západokanadské Britské Kolumbie ji spatřili v oceánu a podle nich lo
Long road to Fukushima recovery for nuclear industrySat, 24 Mar 2012 17:47:00 +0100.

The global nuclear industry could take at least a decade to recover from the aftermath of Japan's Fukushima disaster, industry executives warn.

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (79), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),