Nov 15, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:79.73km) in Mexico at 11/15/2016 5:27:09 PM

Green Earthquake in Mexico


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 4.6M, Depth:79.73km
  • 15 Nov 2016 17:27:09 UTC
  • 570678 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 79.73 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 15.8638, -93.6839
  • Time (UTC): 15 Nov 2016 17:27:09
  • Time (ECT): 15 Nov 2016 18:27:09

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inMexico, State of Chiapas (population 3,524,501). The nearest places are Cayetano (5km), La Polca (11km), Buenavista (13km), Respingo (13km), Los Amates (14km), and 35 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 340000 people 19
50 km 130000 people 17
20 km 17000 people 14
10 km 2600 people 8



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