Green alert: earthquake M 4.5 in Mexico on 12/18/2017 10:41:06 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 18 Dec 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.5 in Mexico on 18 Dec 2017 10:41 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: M4.5Depth: 19.64 KmEvent Date UTC: 18 Dec 2017 10:41Exposed Population: 770000 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.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened inMexico, State of Oaxaca (population 3,329,574). The nearest places are Carnicería (5km), Chahuite (7km), Cordoncillo (11km), Escuilapa (14km), Matías Romero (20000 people , 15km), and 59 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Ixtepec (35km), Ixtepec Military (runway 7500ft, 44km), and Salina Cruz (74km). The nearest ports are Salina Cruz (79km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 530000 people 30 50 km 300000 people 38 20 km 46000 people 36 10 km 1700 people 5


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