sábado, 17 de febrero de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 5 in Mexico on 2/17/2018 3:54:44 AM

M 5 in Mexico on 17 Feb 2018 03:54 UTC


GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

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: M5.0
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 17 Feb 2018 03:54
  • Exposed Population: 1100000 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event

Impact Details

The earthquake happened inMexico, State of Oaxaca (population 3,329,574). The nearest places are Cinco Cerros (5km), Pueblo Viejo (11km), Santa Cruz Zenzontepec (13km), San Jacinto (16km), Aguacate (18km), and 57 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Pinotepa Nacional (59km), Puerto Escondido (runway 7500ft, 76km), Tlaxiaco (91km), and Ta lo de Soto (94km). The nearest ports are Punta Escondida (78km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 540000 people 30
50 km 240000 people 31
20 km 38000 people 30
10 km 10000 people 32



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