miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2018

Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Mexico on 5/16/2018 2:20:31 PM

M 4.9 in Mexico on 16 May 2018 14:20 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: M4.9
  • Depth: 81.2 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 16 May 2018 14:20
  • Exposed Population: 1760000 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 Guerrero (population 2,867,451). The nearest places are San Antonio (4km), Almojova (9km), San Francisco (13km), Arcelia (16000 people , 15km), Zacatlán (22km), 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 Santa Barbara (44km), Huetamo (68km), and Iguala (76km). There are no known ports nearby.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 1 million people 57
50 km 380000 people 49
20 km 58000 people 46
10 km 12000 people 40



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