miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2015

GREEN earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:66.55km) in Mexico at 9/30/2015 5:25:57 PM

Green Earthquake in Mexico


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.4M, Depth:66.55km
  • 30 Sep 2015 17:25:57 UTC
  • 611401 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.4 M
  • Depth: 66.55 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 18.1282, -101.2584
  • Time (UTC): 30 Sep 2015 17:25:57
  • Time (ECT): 30 Sep 2015 19:25:57

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inMexico, State of Guerrero (population 2,867,451). The nearest places are Pueblo Viejo (7km), and Morelia (590000 people , 174km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest hydrodams are El Infiernillo (68km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Huetamo (61km), Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International (runway 8200ft, 62km), and Santa Barbara (69km). The nearest ports are Lazaro Cardenas (98km).

The maximum altitude nearby is 2800m. The area has steep slopes (up to 40 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 380000 people 21
50 km 73000 people 9
20 km 5100 people 4
10 km <1000 people 2



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