jueves, 20 de abril de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:30.88km) in Mexico at 4/20/2017 9:13:37 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 4.5M, Depth:30.88km
  • 20 Apr 2017 21:13:37 UTC
  • 401160 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 30.88 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 17.3924, -101.7898
  • Time (UTC): 20 Apr 2017 21:13:37
  • Time (ECT): 20 Apr 2017 23:13:37

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Mexico, State of Guerrero (population 2,867,451). The distance to the nearest coast is 34km. The nearest places are Zihuatanejo (60000 people , 36km), Barrio Nuevo (41km), Coacoyul (5600 people , 45km), Lagunillas (49km), San Geronimito (50km), and 9 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International (runway 8200ft, 41km), and Lazaro Cardenas (runway 4900ft, 81km). The nearest ports are Lazaro Cardenas (70km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 190000 people 11
50 km 110000 people 14
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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