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M 4.5 in Mexico on 11 Oct 2017 02:45 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
  • Depth: 61.21 Km
  • Event Date: 11 Oct 2017 02:45 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 1290000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 11 Oct 2017 03:07 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (MEX)


Known identifiers for this event: us1000aq1t (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 374 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

MEXICO EARTHQUAKE - Buildings damaged by Mexico quake can dodge demolition, builders say
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:13:00 +0200   efe (en)

Many buildings in the Mexican capital that were severely damaged by the Sept. 19 earthquake can avoid being demolished if they are well inspected and restructured, engineer Arturo Bautista told EFE Saturday. "We're sure we can restructure the great majority of buildings.

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Earthquake measuring 5.4 on Richter Scale hits southern Mexico, no reports of damage
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:32:00 +0200   firstpost (en)

Mexico City: A 5.4 magnitude quake struck southern Mexico on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of damage. It was not immediately clear if the tremor was an aftershock from a powerful series of quakes in September that destroyed buildings in Mexico City and [[killed]] nearly 500 people.

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Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude shakes southern and central Mexico
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:49:00 +0200   cna (en)

epa06264527 People rest on a street after seismic activity in the area in Tehuantepec, state of Oaxaca, Mexico, 13 October 2017. An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude affected the southern region of Mexico and caused the emergency protocols to be activated without any reports of damage so far, said the Interior Ministry.

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