M 5.5 in Mexico on 12 Aug 2019 20:39 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1186449
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 92.18 Km
Lat/Lon: 15.9602 , -93.6797
Event Date: 12 Aug 2019 20:39 UTC
12 Aug 2019 15:39 Local
Exposed Population: 750000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 13 Aug 2019 20:42 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.4 (Mexico)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us60005489 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.92  
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Latest media headlines

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California's July earthquake caused vertigo and motion sickness in som ... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:53:00 +0200.

California's magnitude 7.1 earthquake in July swayed a Los Angeles skyscraper more than a foot in each direction and caused VERTIGO and motion sickness in some people Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Ridgecrest, California, on July 5, sending s
Japanese urged not to see rare fish as omen of earthquakes The Guardia ... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 05:54:00 +0200.

“It was disappointing to find no correlation, but we also want to investigate any connection between mass beachings of dolphins and whales with earthquakes in the future,” Orihara told Kyodo. The oarfish theory’s roots lie in Shokoku Rijin
Earthquake In Mexico Felt In BelizeTue, 13 Aug 2019 05:16:00 +0200.

Monday, August 12th. 2019 – An Earthquake was felt in Belize this afternoon by many Belizeans who wondered if it was just a heavy-truck passing in their area or distant pile driving. It was an Earthquake near Tonalá in the state of Chiapas
Terremoto sacude Tonalá, ChiapasMon, 12 Aug 2019 23:52:00 +0200.

MÉXICO- El Servicio Sismológico Nacional (SSN) reportó un terremoto de 5.5 de magnitud, con epicentro al suroeste de Tonalá, Chiapas. El movimiento telúrico ocurrido, a las 15:39, se registró a 24 kilómetros al suroeste del municipio de Ton

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),