[24] As of 00:30 September 14 (UTC Time), the National Seismological Service (SSN) has recorded at least 1,806 aftershocks, of up to a magnitude of 6.1.[3]. No tsunami warning was issued. Within Chiapas, an estimated 1.5 million people were affected by the earthquake, with 41,000 homes damaged. Of course, the national fund also has to deal with recovery from the even stronger September 7 quake that has been blamed for nearly 100 deaths, mostly in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. A magnitude-8.1 earthquake hit near Chiapas, Mexico overnight, leading to dozens of deaths and buildings razed across southern Mexico. An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck southern Mexico late Thursday and was felt as … [38], "Chiapas earthquake" redirects here. While there was no tsunami damage from the 2016 earthquake, small tsunamis were recorded at Deep‐ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami and tide gauges. [26][30] There were reports of glass shattered at Mexico City International Airport. [21], A tsunami with waves of 1 m (3.3 ft) and higher was generated by the earthquake and was recorded at Salina Cruz;[22] A tsunami wave of 1.75 m (5.7 ft) was reported in Chiapas. [35], President Enrique Peña Nieto inspecting damage to a home in Juchitán, Oaxaca, Collection Center for the victims of the earthquake, Mexico City City Hall, On 11 September, Mexico recalled its aid to the United States, offered in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, to focus on earthquake recovery. People gather on a street in downtown Mexico City on September 7. Schools were closed on 8 September in 11 states for safety inspections. The earthquake killed five people, and caused 30 injuries, 11 of which were from Chiapas, Mexico across the border. [37], Three years after the earthquake, Governor Alejandro Murat reported that 60,000 homes have been rebuilt, but that many others still have not been. [8][20], Geophysicists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico speculated that the earthquake relieved stored pressure in the "Tehuantepec gap", making future earthquakes in the region less likely. Soldiers remove debris from a partially collapsed municipal building in Juchitan, Mexico, on Friday, September 8. In addition, the tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted this area have complicate the situation. Oaxaca's governor said Saturday that 71 people had died in his state, Oaxaca's Civil Protection agency said via Twitter. PRELIMINARY REPORTS. Visit the USGS event page for more information. People sit on a sidewalk in Mexico City after the quake. [15], The earthquake is the most powerful to be measured in Mexico since the 1985 Mexico City earthquake,[17][18] and is comparable to the 1932 Jalisco earthquakes. (CNN)Just north of Juchitan, in the city of Asuncion Ixtaltepec, neighbors gathered around the home of Eduardo Peralta, a father who they say died protecting his son during the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that shook Mexico Thursday. Just came here to post this, figured someone might be on it. 61 people until now have been announced dead and President Enrique Peña Nieto suspects at least 200 people have been injured. [8] It was also the second strongest recorded in the country's history, behind the magnitude 8.6 earthquake in 1787,[9] and the largest recorded globally in 2017. People react after the quake jolted the Mexico City International Airport. One of the deadliest earthquake experienced by Mexico in over 8 decades. USGS Event Page; USGS PAGER Report The quake struck as the effects of Hurricane Katia were starting to be felt in eastern Mexico. [19] Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto called the earthquake the "largest in at least a century" and claimed that it was felt by 50 million people. We constrained the finite-fault slip model of this great earthquake using teleseismic and tsunami observations. • On 19 September 2017, at 13:14 hours, an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Central Mexico, with its epicenter in Axiochapan, Morelos. The USGS reported multiple aftershocks. Within Chiapas, an estimated 1.5 million people were affected by the earthquake, with 41,000 homes damaged. [26][27] Jose Calzada, Minister of Agriculture, reported that at least 98 people had died in the earthquake, including 78 in Oaxaca, 16 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco. "What they really need right now are basic medical supplies for wound care and other trauma care," he said. September 8 th, 2017, the southern coast of Mexico was hit by an earthquake of 8.1 magnitude.This caused small tsunami waves to form as well and it shattered some buildings. M exico and Guatemala are waking up today to widespread damage and dozens of deaths after an earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale hit their Pacific coastline in … they shouted as they searched for survivors among the debris, using dogs to help in the search. The 8.1 magnitude quake that struck off the coast of Chiapas on Thursday was stronger than a devastating 1985 earthquake that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands. Map of aftershocks as of 13 SeptemberRed marks earthquakes over Mw  8.0 and orange over Mw  5.0. The other three deaths were in Chiapas state, in San Cristobal de las Casas. The Secretariat of the Interior declared a state of emergency for 122 municipalities in Chiapas, and the Mexican Army was deployed to aid in disaster relief. The 2017 Chiapas earthquake struck at 23:49 CDT on 7 September (local time; 04:49 on the 8th UTC) in the Gulf of Tehuantepec off the southern coast of Mexico, near state of Chiapas, approximately 87 kilometres (54 mi) southwest of Pijijiapan (alternately, 101 kilometres (63 mi) south-southwest of Tres Picos),[4] with a Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. I'm seeing reports of massive damage in Oaxaca (Juchitan central square? He ran outside but the building kept shaking 30 or 40 more seconds, he said. Damage in Vera… Residents of Tapachula, Mexico, stay in a shelter after the quake. At least sixty people died. The quake's epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, some 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of Mexico's capital and 74 miles (120 kilometers) off the coast. LINKS TO AVAILABLE INFORMATION. According to the videographer, the amplitude of the tsunami in this area was several meters causing the floating docks to overtop the piles, and damage to the docks themselves (video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBBVt1wLM9g). The states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, home to about 9 million people, are located closest to the earthquake's epicenter. Damage is seen inside a mall in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. [2] President Jimmy Morales stated that one Guatemalan was killed. The death toll from Mexico's 8.1 magnitude earthquake rose to 96 on Monday as more fatalities were confirmed in the hard-hit southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. An 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, toppling houses in Chiapas state, causing buildings to sway violently as far away as the country’s distant capital and setting off a … Ninety people are now confirmed dead in the. A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with one wave coming in at 5.8 feet (1.75 meter), according to the. The September 8th, 2017, M 8.2 earthquake offshore Chiapas, Mexico, occurred as the result of normal faulting at an intermediate depth. [30] Hurricane Max made landfall in Guerrero state on 14 September, near the earthquake-stricken region. The April 2016 Ecuador M w 7.8 earthquake was the first megathrust tsunamigenic earthquake along the Ecuador‐Colombia subduction zone since 1979 (M w 8.2 with 200 deaths from tsunami). Figure 4 Video screen ca ptures of dock damage in Marina Chiapas the day after the September 7, 2017, earthquake. The majority of the deaths were in Oaxaca state, where homes and buildings collapsed. [14] The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the epicenter was about 87 kilometres (54 mi) southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas. In the city of Juchitan, rescuers used floodlights to illuminate a giant pile of debris. [5] The magnitude was estimated to be Mw8.2. A deadly magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico on 7 September, killing dozens of people and injuring at least 200. [15] The SSN reported a measurement of M 8.2,[14] while the USGS also reported a M 8.2 earthquake after correcting an earlier estimate of M 8.0. Last September 7 a devastating 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. [32], The earthquake also caused buildings to shake and sway in Mexico City, while also knocking out electricity for 1.8 million people. English: The 2017 Chiapas earthquake — centered in the Istmo de Tehuantepec area of southestern Mexico. [6] The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for the entire Pacific coast of Central America, also extending south to Ecuador. The 7 September 2017 earthquake and its … The quake follows a magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico on September 7, resulting in more than 90 deaths; USGS reports that available evidence indicates that the two earthquakes are unrelated. As of September 21, the GoM and international media reported that the earthquake had resulted in at least 250 deaths, Mendoza said he felt the earthquake in his Mexico City residence. Also needing help are people who fled their residences and left their medications behind. [8][23], In the hour following the earthquake, at least 12 aftershocks were recorded by the USGS. This photo shows a collapsed building in Matias Romero, Mexico, early on September 8. On Tuesday 19 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 near Puebla, Mexico – approximately 140km south-east of Mexico City. Other interesting information The Gulf of Tehuantepec lies above the convergent boundary where the Cocos Plate is being subducted below the North American Plate at a rate of 6.4 [10], The Gulf of Tehuantepec lies above the convergent boundary where the Cocos Plate is being subducted below the North American Plate at a rate of 6.4 cm/yr (2.5 in/yr). [1] The earthquake was a result of normal faulting within the Cocos Plate with a displacement of up to 10 metres (33 ft). quake that struck off Mexico's southern coast. Soldiers tapped to help with relief efforts worked with shovels to move smaller debris out of the way. This one hit late Thursday, when many people were asleep. At time of this writing, more than 90 deaths have been confirmed, however many people are still unaccounted and [11][12], On 6 September, several earthquake alarms in Mexico City were mistakenly activated and this led to the evacuation of buildings. The president said 45 deaths had been reported in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco. Approximately 2.3 million people were affected and the number of deaths increased to 90. "Can anyone hear me?" [36], United States President Donald Trump called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on 14 September, a week after the earthquake, to express his condolences. ... 2017. Then Chiapas state civil defense director Luis Manuel Garcia Moreno said the number of deaths there had risen from 15 to 16. 1 THE 2017 CHIAPAS MEXICO EARTHQUAKE This offshore earthquake was a magnitude-8.1 event at a depth of 70 km. September 2017 Mw 8.2 Chiapas earthquake based on the ... least 95 deaths and huge economic loss (Witze, 2017). President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico's army, marines and federal police had been mobilized to respond. The father was dead, but the son survived and is being treated at a hospital, family members said. Peralta's nephew told CNN en Español he found Peralta embracing his son inside their collapsed home. The government is making direct electronic transfers to victims of a magnitude 8.1 earthquake and aftershocks in Chiapas and … [29] Schools were closed on 8 September in 11 states for safety inspections. A woman gestures toward her earthquake-damaged home in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. It struck off the country’s southwest coast, leveling buildings and causing mass evacuations. ), deaths in San Cris, and it seems to have been felt strongly all over Guatemala. Tsunami Impacts from the M8.1 Chiapas, Mexico Earthquake on Sept. 7, 2017 compiled by Rick Wilson, Marisa-Teresa Ramirez-Herrera, Lori Dengler, Kevin Miller, and Yvette LaDuke . Chiapas officials said that more than 400 houses had been destroyed and about 1,700 others damaged. [1], The earthquake caused all of Mexico City to tremble, prompting people to evacuate after the early warning system was triggered. Damage has been severe. [31], Buildings in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, closest to the epicenter, were "reduced to rubble" according to reports from the town's mayor. The earthquake struck at 11:49 p.m. and affected both Mexico and Guatemala. The September 2017 Chiapas (Mexico) normal-faulting intraplate earthquake (Mw 8.1) occurred within the Tehuantepec seismic gap offshore Mexico. This earthquake was the most intense earthquake in Mexico since The 2017 Chiapas earthquake was a strong earthquake that hit Mexico and Guatemala on September 7, 2017. Focal mechanism solutions for the earthquake indicate slip occurred on either a fault dipping very shallowly towards the southwest, or on steeply dipping fault striking NW-SE. In other parts of Juchitan, operators used heavy machinery to clear roads. [7] Mexico's president called it the strongest earthquake recorded in the country, in a century. Medical staff and patients wait outside after a hospital was evacuated in Villahermosa, Mexico. References This page was last changed on 1 May 2020, at 06:22. The 2017 Guatemala earthquake struck near the city of Malacatán in the San Marcos Department, near the Guatemala–Mexico border at 1:29 am local time ( UTC−06:00) on June 14. [33] An under construction highway bridge near Mexico City's new international airport collapsed due to the shaking. 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The Secretariat of the Interior declared a state of emergency for 122 municipalities in Chiapas,[28] and the Mexican Army was deployed to aid in disaster relief. This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 20:40. GEOL 101 Chiapas Earthquake An 8.1 earthquake with a maximum intensity of IX, which is violent, hit near the state of Chiapas in Mexico on September 7 th in 2017. [5] It also generated a tsunami with waves 1.75 metres (5 ft 9 in) above tide level;[6] and tsunami alerts were issued for surrounding areas. [34], The epicenter was near Mexico's border with Guatemala, where the quake was felt in Guatemala City, and infrastructure damage was reported by CONRED in the nation's south-west. The event occurred at 11:49 PM local time on 7 September 2017, 87 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico. The incident prompted a review of the system. People gather on a street in downtown Mexico City during an earthquake on September 7, 2017. Relief and rescue efforts continued throughout the weekend. Alejandro Murat said in a statement that the toll in his state increased to 76, and officials have reported that four … [30] Damage in Veracruz was reported, meanwhile the state is expecting the arrival of Hurricane Katia on 9 September. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website . A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck offshore Chiapas, Mexico on September 7, 2017 at 11:49 local time (September 8 at 04:49UTC). Mendoza said Direct Relief coordinates the delivery of supplies from companies in Mexico and the United States. He reported that sixty health centers have been reconstructed, and in 2020 they plan to rebuild 2,000 schools. September 29, 2017. "I could see my wall moving half a foot," he said. Gonna be hard to know what's what until dawn but it is not looking great. Mexico's interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. Jose Calzada, Minister of Agriculture, reported that at least 98 people had died in the earthquake, including 78 in Oaxaca, 16 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco. People gather outside a Mexico City nightclub after the quake. Mexico's interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. People stand on a building's rubble in Juchitan on September 8. The quake scored a magnitude of 8.4 M w on the magnitude (or strength) scale. Mexicans wonder why Trump took so long to offer his earthquake condolences", "Familias siguen sin casa en Oaxaca cuando se cumplen tres años del terremoto", M=6.1 Mexican aftershock strongly promoted by M=8.1 Chiapas mainshock, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2017_Chiapas_earthquake&oldid=1001234471, Articles to be expanded from October 2018, Articles needing translation from Spanish Wikipedia, Articles using abbreviated captions for seismic magnitude, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Residents in Chiapas and Oaxaca states were hit particularly hard. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. At magnitude 8.2, the quake outstrips the deadly 1985 tremor that hit close to Mexico City and caused thousands of deaths. This earthquake comes on the heels of another magnitude 8.1 quake Sept. 7 that left more than 90 people dead and was the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century. [13], According to the National Seismological Service (SSN) of Mexico, the epicenter was located in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, about 137 kilometres (85 mi) southeast of Tonalá, Chiapas. image copyright EPA image caption Parts of the town hall in Juchitán were levelled Chiapas and Oaxaca, home to about 9 million people, are two of the most impoverished areas in Mexico. Many were asleep when the quake struck. least 98 people had died in the earthquake, including 78 in Oaxaca, 16 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco. Oaxaca Gov. [1][16] The entire thickness of the lithosphere of the Cocos Plate ruptured during the earthquake. A massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake hit off Mexico’s southern coast, toppling houses in Chiapas state, causing at least three deaths and setting off a … Trump's delayed call, which he blamed on cellular signal problems, was criticized by some media outlets in both countries. It. 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