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Green alert: earthquake M 4.6 in Mexico on 8/12/2018 2:42:11 PM

M 4.6 in Mexico on 12 Aug 2018 14:42 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: M4.6
  • Depth: 35 Km
  • Event Date UTC: 12 Aug 2018 14:42
  • Exposed Population: 1110000 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 Tecpan (14000 people , 5km), Nuxco (9km), Cohatan (16km), San Luis San Pedro (23km), San Jerónimo (6900 people , 26km), and 19 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 (81km), and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International (runway 8200ft, 92km). The nearest ports are Acapulco (93km), and Puerto Marques (98km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 250000 people 14
50 km 150000 people 19
20 km 36000 people 28
10 km 24000 people 77



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