miércoles, 18 de abril de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Mexico on 4/18/2018 11:59:21 AM

M 4.7 in Mexico on 18 Apr 2018 11:59 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: M4.7
  • Depth: 74.71 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 18 Apr 2018 11:59
  • Exposed Population: 710000 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 Ixaltepec (3km), Ciudad Ixtepec (3km), Asunción (5km), Comitancillo (3700 people , 7km), Cabrera (8km), and 60 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Ixtepec (4km), Ixtepec Military (runway 7500ft, 7km), and Salina Cruz (36km). The nearest ports are Salina Cruz (42km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 560000 people 32
50 km 470000 people 60
20 km 140000 people 112
10 km 49000 people 158



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