Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:35km) in Mexico at 3/20/2017 10:41:18 PM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 20 Mar 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System 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 4.8M, Depth:35km20 Mar 2017 22:41:18 UTCAbout 34748 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 Characteristics Magnitude: 4.8 MDepth: 35 km (deep)Source: NEIC Location (latitude/longitude): 15.2267, -94.0896Time (UTC): 20 Mar 2017 22:41:18Time (ECT): 20 Mar 2017 23:41:18 Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Mexico, State of Chiapas (population 3,524,501). The distance to the nearest coast is 81km.

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 no people 0 50 km no people 0 20 km no people 0 10 km no people 0


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