M 5.7 in Mexico on 02 Mar 2023 04:40 UTC
Rapid Impact

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: 5.7M
Depth: 99.89 Km
Lat/Lon: 16.3221 , -94.2691
Event Date: 02 Mar 2023 04:40 UTC
01 Mar 2023 22:40 Local
Exposed Population: 840 thousand in MMI IV
Source: NEIC us7000jgr1
Inserted at: 03 Mar 2023 03:12 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)


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(Rapid Impact)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000jgr1 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 rapid impact 0  
  C2 rapid impact 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

The green area correspond to areas affected by strong shaking (MMI VI or higher) according to the simulation.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1493034 0 02 Mar 2023 04:40 5.7M, 87.729km 4.45 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) N/A 00:17 NEIC
1493209 0 02 Mar 2023 04:40 5.7M, 99.89km 4.35 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) N/A 22:31 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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.

Rapid Impact

The results presented below are calculated with the ShakeMap open source software (USGS) using only earthquake hypocenter information to provide a rapid estimation of the ground motion and shaking intensity without taking into account any instrumental observations or earthquake source scaling laws.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Mexico ,of Oaxaca (population 35) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Oaxaca Mexico <1000 people
Chiapas Mexico 2100 people

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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