M 5.8 in Mexico on 09 Feb 2018 14:05 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.8886 , -104.775
Event Date: 09 Feb 2018 14:05 UTC
Exposed Population: 440000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000czig
Inserted at: 09 Feb 2018 14:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000czig Scaled population -8  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.92  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1198187 0 09 Feb 2018 14:05 5.8M, 10km 4.64 450 thousand 00:19 NEIC
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Mexico , State of Jalisco (population 5,772,704) . The nearest places are Barra de Navidad, Estrecho, La Manzanilla, Cihuatlán, Manzanillo, Agua Caliente, Santiago, Almolón, El Carrizal, Cuitzmala, and Agua Zarca.

Radius Population
100 km 440000 people
75 km 240000 people
50 km 65000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Jalisco Mexico 5.7 million people
Colima Mexico 460000 people
Michoacan Mexico 3.8 million people
Nayarit Mexico 890000 people
Zacatecas Mexico 1.3 million people
Guerrero Mexico 2.8 million people
Guanajuato Mexico 4.3 million people
Aguascalientes Mexico 780000 people
Durango Mexico 1.4 million people
Sinaloa Mexico 2.3 million people
Mexico Mexico 10.6 million people
San Luis Potosi Mexico 2.1 million people
Queretaro Mexico 1.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Barra de Navidad Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 36 km
Estrecho Colima Mexico Village6 - 38 km
La Manzanilla Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 42 km
Cihuatlán Jalisco Mexico Village5 15000 people 44 km
Manzanillo Colima Mexico City 100000 people 50 km
Agua Caliente Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 51 km
Santiago Colima Mexico Village5 - 51 km
Almolón Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 52 km
El Carrizal Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 56 km
Cuitzmala Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 57 km
La Lima Colima Mexico Village6 - 59 km
El Colomo Colima Mexico Village5 10000 people 59 km
Punta de Agua de Camotlán Colima Mexico Village6 - 61 km
Comitán Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 61 km
Aparicio Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 64 km
El Ciruelo Colima Mexico Village6 - 65 km
Carrizal Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 65 km
Chacala Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 66 km
La Huerta Jalisco Mexico Village5 7500 people 66 km
Agua Zarca Jalisco Mexico Village6 - 68 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Playa de Oro International ZLO 8 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 36 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Manzanillo MXZLO Mexico 50 km
Chamela Mexico 78 km

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