A magnitude-8.1 earthquake hit near Chiapas, Mexico overnight, leading to dozens of deaths and buildings razed across southern Mexico. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. [1], The earthquake caused all of Mexico City to tremble, prompting people to evacuate after the early warning system was triggered. "Can anyone hear me?" least 98 people had died in the earthquake, including 78 in Oaxaca, 16 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco. "I could see my wall moving half a foot," he said. This earthquake was the most intense earthquake in Mexico since The September 8th, 2017, M 8.2 earthquake offshore Chiapas, Mexico, occurred as the result of normal faulting at an intermediate depth. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website . This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 20:40. [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. It struck off the country’s southwest coast, leveling buildings and causing mass evacuations. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. 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Visit the USGS event page for more information. September 29, 2017. A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck offshore Chiapas, Mexico on September 7, 2017 at 11:49 local time (September 8 at 04:49UTC). The 2017 Chiapas earthquake was a strong earthquake that hit Mexico and Guatemala on September 7, 2017. [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. LINKS TO AVAILABLE INFORMATION. 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. Soldiers remove debris from a partially collapsed municipal building in Juchitan, Mexico, on Friday, September 8. The 7 September 2017 earthquake and its … Chiapas and Oaxaca, home to about 9 million people, are two of the most impoverished areas in Mexico. 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 . 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. 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). 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. 1 THE 2017 CHIAPAS MEXICO EARTHQUAKE This offshore earthquake was a magnitude-8.1 event at a depth of 70 km. President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico's army, marines and federal police had been mobilized to respond. Trump's delayed call, which he blamed on cellular signal problems, was criticized by some media outlets in both countries. Ninety people are now confirmed dead in the. [33] An under construction highway bridge near Mexico City's new international airport collapsed due to the shaking. September 2017 Mw 8.2 Chiapas earthquake based on the ... least 95 deaths and huge economic loss (Witze, 2017). Alejandro Murat said in a statement that the toll in his state increased to 76, and officials have reported that four … Within Chiapas, an estimated 1.5 million people were affected by the earthquake, with 41,000 homes damaged. The earthquake killed five people, and caused 30 injuries, 11 of which were from Chiapas, Mexico across the border. The other three deaths were in Chiapas state, in San Cristobal de las Casas. [14] The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the epicenter was about 87 kilometres (54 mi) southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas. This photo shows a collapsed building in Matias Romero, Mexico, early on September 8. Damage has been severe. 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. [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). People sit on a sidewalk in Mexico City after the quake. The majority of the deaths were in Oaxaca state, where homes and buildings collapsed. [30] Hurricane Max made landfall in Guerrero state on 14 September, near the earthquake-stricken region. 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. 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. USGS Event Page; USGS PAGER Report Damage in Vera… Gonna be hard to know what's what until dawn but it is not looking great. Map of aftershocks as of 13 SeptemberRed marks earthquakes over Mw  8.0 and orange over Mw  5.0. At magnitude 8.2, the quake outstrips the deadly 1985 tremor that hit close to Mexico City and caused thousands of deaths. Oaxaca's governor said Saturday that 71 people had died in his state, Oaxaca's Civil Protection agency said via Twitter. In the city of Juchitan, rescuers used floodlights to illuminate a giant pile of debris. [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]. [11][12], On 6 September, several earthquake alarms in Mexico City were mistakenly activated and this led to the evacuation of buildings. By Susannah Cullinane and Mariano Castillo, CNN, Updated 0945 GMT (1745 HKT) September 10, 2017. In other parts of Juchitan, operators used heavy machinery to clear roads. 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). Residents in Chiapas and Oaxaca states were hit particularly hard. English: The 2017 Chiapas earthquake — centered in the Istmo de Tehuantepec area of southestern Mexico. Many were asleep when the quake struck. (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. • 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. they shouted as they searched for survivors among the debris, using dogs to help in the search. [36], United States President Donald Trump called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on 14 September, a week after the earthquake, to express his condolences. [30] Damage in Veracruz was reported, meanwhile the state is expecting the arrival of Hurricane Katia on 9 September. Mexico's interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. The government is making direct electronic transfers to victims of a magnitude 8.1 earthquake and aftershocks in Chiapas and … Approximately 2.3 million people were affected and the number of deaths increased to 90. He reported that sixty health centers have been reconstructed, and in 2020 they plan to rebuild 2,000 schools. [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. Also needing help are people who fled their residences and left their medications behind. [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. The September 2017 Chiapas (Mexico) normal-faulting intraplate earthquake (Mw 8.1) occurred within the Tehuantepec seismic gap offshore Mexico. [31], Buildings in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, closest to the epicenter, were "reduced to rubble" according to reports from the town's mayor. Medical staff and patients wait outside after a hospital was evacuated in Villahermosa, Mexico. The quake struck as the effects of Hurricane Katia were starting to be felt in eastern Mexico. The states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, home to about 9 million people, are located closest to the earthquake's epicenter. 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 … Oaxaca Gov. 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. [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. Relief and rescue efforts continued throughout the weekend. I'm seeing reports of massive damage in Oaxaca (Juchitan central square? [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. [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. [5] The magnitude was estimated to be Mw8.2. Mendoza said Direct Relief coordinates the delivery of supplies from companies in Mexico and the United States. [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 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. [26][30] There were reports of glass shattered at Mexico City International Airport. This one hit late Thursday, when many people were asleep. "What they really need right now are basic medical supplies for wound care and other trauma care," he said. It. The father was dead, but the son survived and is being treated at a hospital, family members said. Just came here to post this, figured someone might be on it. 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. [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. 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