jueves, 15 de junio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.5M,depth:12.3km) in Mexico at 6/14/2017 11:58:52 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 5.5M, Depth:12.3km
  • 14 Jun 2017 23:58:52 UTC
  • 261665 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 12.3 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 15.2991, -97.103
  • Time (UTC): 14 Jun 2017 23:58:52
  • Time (ECT): 15 Jun 2017 01:58:52

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Mexico, State of Oaxaca (population 3,329,574). The distance to the nearest coast is 55km. The nearest places are Paso Hondo (57km), Tlachicón (60km), Puerto Escondido (19000 people , 62km), Chagues (62km), Coyote (62km), and 5 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Puerto Escondido (runway 7500ft, 63km), and Pochutla (81km). The nearest ports are Punta Escondida (61km), and Puerto Angel (74km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 8km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 80000 people 4
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0



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