M 5.5 in Mexico on 12 Oct 2020 04:13 UTC

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: 5.5M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 14.8588 , -93.5906
Event Date: 12 Oct 2020 04:13 UTC
11 Oct 2020 22:13 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
About 70000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000c7ne
Inserted at: 13 Oct 2020 04:18 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000c7ne Scaled population (raster) 3.85  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -1  
  INFORM_normalised 0.92  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1337356 0 12 Oct 2020 04:13 5.5M, 39.04km 3.4 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:27 NEIC
1337363 0 12 Oct 2020 04:13 5.5M, 35km 3.39 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 1d 00:04 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.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1337356 14.877/-93.581 5.5 39.0 3.401 12 Oct 2020 04:41 00:27 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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