viernes, 18 de agosto de 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.1M,depth:27.11km) in Mexico at 8/18/2017 5:15:15 AM

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 5.1M, Depth:27.11km
  • 18 Aug 2017 05:15:15 UTC
  • 1242473 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.1 M
  • Depth: 27.11 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 17.0418, -100.2634
  • Time (UTC): 18 Aug 2017 05:15:15
  • Time (ECT): 18 Aug 2017 07:15:15

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inMexico, State of Guerrero (population 2,867,451). The nearest places are El Papayo (5km), Cacalutla (10km), San Francisco (14km), Coyuca de Benítez (20km), San Jerónimo (6900 people , 20km), and 27 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Pie de la Cuesta (35km), and Alvarez International (runway 10800ft, 65km). The nearest ports are Acapulco (47km), and Puerto Marques (52km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1 million people 58
50 km 560000 people 71
20 km 58000 people 46
10 km 15000 people 49



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