M 5.8 in Mexico on 20 Sep 2022 08:17 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 56.647 Km
Lat/Lon: 18.4757 , -103.52
Event Date: 20 Sep 2022 08:17 UTC
20 Sep 2022 03:17 Local
Exposed Population: About 34000 people in MMI
40 thousand in MMI V
Source: NEIC us7000i9hm
Inserted at: 20 Sep 2022 15:50 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.4 (Mexico)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000i9hm Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  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
1463071 0 20 Sep 2022 08:17 5.9M, 54.48km 5.35 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:23 NEIC
1463131 0 20 Sep 2022 08:17 5.8M, 56.647km 5.06 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 07:32 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 Mexico ,of Michoacan (population 3,859,507) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
34000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1463071 18.472/-103.527 5.9 54.5 5.349 20 Sep 2022 08:42 00:25 (new episode)
2 0 1463131 18.472/-103.527 5.9 54.5 5.349 20 Sep 2022 10:21 02:03 (new episode)
3 0 1463131 18.476/-103.52 5.8 56.6 5.114 20 Sep 2022 15:48 07:31 (upd of #2)
4 0 1463131 18.476/-103.52 5.8 56.6 5.057 21 Sep 2022 08:40 1d 00:23 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Michoacan Mexico 32000 people
Colima Mexico 9600 people
Michoacan Mexico 530000 people
Colima Mexico 760000 people
Jalisco Mexico 390000 people
Guerrero Mexico 9600 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ostula Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 5 km
La Cofradia de Ostula Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 13 km
Aquila Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 20 km
Pómaro Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 26 km
Villa Victoria Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 36 km
Coalcomán Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico City 10000 people 51 km
Tecomán Colima Mexico City 75000 people 61 km
Hizote Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 64 km
Barranca Seca Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 68 km
Armería Colima Mexico City 16000 people 68 km
Las Trojitas Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 69 km
Los Tepames Colima Mexico Village - 69 km
Cuyutlán Colima Mexico Village - 76 km
Jala Colima Mexico Village - 81 km
Coquimatlán Colima Mexico Village 12000 people 86 km
Colima Colima Mexico Major city 130000 people 88 km
Calla de Campos Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 90 km
Los Habillos Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 91 km
Cuauhtémoc Colima Mexico Village 8300 people 94 km
Comala Colima Mexico Village 9100 people 97 km
Juluapan Colima Mexico Village - 98 km
El Colomo Colima Mexico Village 11000 people 99 km
El Miscuate Colima Mexico Village - 103 km
Tonila Jalisco Mexico Village 3300 people 104 km
Manzanillo Colima Mexico City 110000 people 106 km
Tepalcatepec Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 15000 people 107 km
San Marcos Jalisco Mexico Village - 107 km
Vallecito Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 112 km
Tecalitlan Jalisco Mexico Village - 112 km
El Platanar Jalisco Mexico Village - 112 km
Tecalitlán Jalisco Mexico City 13000 people 112 km
Zapotitlán Jalisco Mexico Village - 113 km
Santiago Colima Mexico Village - 113 km
San Mateo Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 115 km
Arteaga Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 9400 people 117 km
Las Pinas Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 120 km
Tuxpan Jalisco Mexico Village 25000 people 120 km
Tumbiscatio Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 121 km
Zapotitlán de Vadillo Jalisco Mexico Village - 122 km
Pinzandaro Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 125 km
Capire Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 125 km
Buenavista Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village 9000 people 127 km
Z Moreno Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 127 km
Zapotiltic Jalisco Mexico Village 22000 people 128 km
Siguanso Jalisco Mexico Village - 129 km
Alista Jalisco Mexico Village - 131 km
Espinazo del Diablo Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 131 km
El Sauz Jalisco Mexico Village - 131 km
Tolimán Jalisco Mexico Village - 133 km
Playa Azul Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 136 km
Ciudad Guzmán Jalisco Mexico City - 136 km
Tamazula de Gordiano Jalisco Mexico City - 137 km
La Cofradía Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico Village - 138 km
La Chichimequilla Jalisco Mexico Village - 138 km
Cihuatlán Jalisco Mexico Village 16000 people 139 km
Hualumba Michoacan de Ocampo Mexico Village - 139 km
Apatzingan Michoacán de Ocampo Mexico City 94000 people 141 km
Venustiano Carranza Jalisco Mexico Village - 143 km
Petacala Jalisco Mexico Village - 144 km
Tuxcacuesco Jalisco Mexico Village - 146 km
El Mirador Guerrero Mexico Village - 153 km
Sayula Jalisco Mexico City 25000 people 156 km
Casimiro Castillo Jalisco Mexico Village 11000 people 157 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Coahuayana 61 0 28 km
Colima CLQ 723 Civ. Paved Yes 7500 89 km
Tuxpan 1225 Mil. Paved No 6700 125 km
Playa de Oro International ZLO 8 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 132 km
Ciudad Guzman 1520 0 137 km
Pablo L Sidar AZG 315 0 137 km
Lazaro Cardenas LZC 12 Civ. Paved No 4900 147 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Manzanillo MXZLO Mexico 106 km

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Trojes Coahuayana 1994 56 km
Chilatan Tepalcatepec 1986 120 km
Jose M. Morelos Balsas 1968 149 km

More information

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