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M 4.5 in Mexico on 20 Apr 2017 21:13 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: 30.88 Km
  • Event Date: 20 Apr 2017 21:13 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 400000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 20 Apr 2017 21:33 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (MEX)


Known identifiers for this event: us10008je0 (neicid)

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Mexico implements lessons from 1985 devastating earthquake

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:42:00 +0200homelandsecuritynewswire (en)

Five years after the devastating 1985 quake, which [[killed]] more than 10,000 people, Mexico equipped itself with one of the world’s most effective early warning systems for earthquakes. SASMEX : The Seismic Alert System of Mexico comprises more than 8200 seismic sensors located in the most active....

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