May 20, 2017

Green earthquake alert (5.8M,depth:10km) in Mexico at 5/20/2017 6:02:13 AM

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 5.8M, Depth:10km
  • 20 May 2017 06:02:13 UTC
  • No people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 28 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 17.4291, -105.3654
  • Time (UTC): 20 May 2017 06:02:13
  • Time (ECT): 20 May 2017 08:02:13

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Mexico, State of Jalisco (population 5,772,704). The distance to the nearest coast is 206km.

The distance to the nearest coast is

The earthquake occurred more than 100km from land and is unlikely to affect vulnerable infrastructure directly.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 28km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

No population is directly affected by the earthquake.



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