M 7.6 in Mexico on 19 Sep 2022 18:05 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1338437
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.6M
Depth: 15.134 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.3667 , -103.2524
Event Date: 19 Sep 2022 18:05 UTC
19 Sep 2022 13:05 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI VIII
70 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 19 Sep 2022 18:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.4 (Mexico)
Maximum Wave Height observed: 0.79 m


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0.4 0.8 0.8
us7000i9bw Scaled population (raster) 3.86 Max wave alert 0.87m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.87m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.92      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 1900 | About casualties: 387 | Last hour: 0

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (91), (5), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),