sábado, 17 de febrero de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Mexico on 2/17/2018 9:30:45 PM

M 5.1 in Mexico on 17 Feb 2018 21:30 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: M5.1
  • Depth: 20.78 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 17 Feb 2018 21:30
  • Exposed Population: 990000 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 La Reforma (6km), Ixtayutla (15km), San Cristóbal (16km), Asunción Atoyaquillo (19km), Amole (25km), and 63 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 (42km), Ta lo de Soto (67km), and Tlaxiaco (68km). There are no known ports nearby.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 690000 people 39
50 km 350000 people 45
20 km 30000 people 24
10 km 5700 people 18



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