May 31, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.3M,depth:10km) in Mexico at 5/31/2017 5:17:22 AM

Green Earthquake in Mexico

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Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

Summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.3M, Depth:10km
  • 31 May 2017 05:17:22 UTC
  • 184803 people within 100km

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

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

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Earthquake Event

Characteristics

  • Magnitude: 5.3 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 14.1659, -92.883
  • Time (UTC): 31 May 2017 05:17:22
  • Time (ECT): 31 May 2017 07:17:22

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Mexico, State of Chiapas (population 3,524,501). The distance to the nearest coast is 78km.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Tapachula International (runway 6500ft, 88km). The nearest ports are Puerto Madero (78km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km no people 0
50 km no people 0
20 km no people 0
10 km no people 0

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