“Chiapas is historically a very seismic state due to the interaction of five tectonic plates,” it said in a report on the earthquake. We constrained the finite-fault slip model of this great earthquake using teleseismic and tsunami observations. References This page was last changed on 1 May 2020, at 06:22. [36], United States President Donald Trump called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on 14 September, a week after the earthquake, to express his condolences. 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). quake that struck off Mexico's southern coast. [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. [14] The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the epicenter was about 87 kilometres (54 mi) southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas. The incident prompted a review of the system. 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. ), deaths in San Cris, and it seems to have been felt strongly all over Guatemala. [7] Mexico's president called it the strongest earthquake recorded in the country, in a century. [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. 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. It. 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 . [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. He ran outside but the building kept shaking 30 or 40 more seconds, he said. [30] Damage in Veracruz was reported, meanwhile the state is expecting the arrival of Hurricane Katia on 9 September. [30] Hurricane Max made landfall in Guerrero state on 14 September, near the earthquake-stricken region. People gather on a street in downtown Mexico City during an earthquake on September 7, 2017. Then Chiapas state civil defense director Luis Manuel Garcia Moreno said the number of deaths there had risen from 15 to 16. The USGS reported multiple aftershocks. The quake struck as the effects of Hurricane Katia were starting to be felt in eastern Mexico. Just came here to post this, figured someone might be on it. An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck southern Mexico late Thursday and was felt as … 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. 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. 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. Soldiers remove debris from a partially collapsed municipal building in Juchitan, Mexico, on Friday, September 8. As of September 21, the GoM and international media reported that the earthquake had resulted in at least 250 deaths, 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 Peralta's nephew told CNN en Español he found Peralta embracing his son inside their collapsed home. Chiapas officials said that more than 400 houses had been destroyed and about 1,700 others damaged. [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. On Tuesday 19 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 near Puebla, Mexico – approximately 140km south-east of Mexico City. Gonna be hard to know what's what until dawn but it is not looking great. [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. 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. This photo shows a collapsed building in Matias Romero, Mexico, early on September 8. 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 … President Enrique Peña Nieto said Mexico's army, marines and federal police had been mobilized to respond. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. The earthquake struck at 11:49 p.m. and affected both Mexico and Guatemala. 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. Figure 4 Video screen ca ptures of dock damage in Marina Chiapas the day after the September 7, 2017, earthquake. Chiapas and Oaxaca, home to about 9 million people, are two of the most impoverished areas in Mexico. 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. At time of this writing, more than 90 deaths have been confirmed, however many people are still unaccounted and "I could see my wall moving half a foot," he said. Residents in Chiapas and Oaxaca states were hit particularly hard. [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. A magnitude-8.1 earthquake hit near Chiapas, Mexico overnight, leading to dozens of deaths and buildings razed across southern Mexico. The September 8th, 2017, M 8.2 earthquake offshore Chiapas, Mexico, occurred as the result of normal faulting at an intermediate depth. "Can anyone hear me?" At least sixty people died. 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. Trump's delayed call, which he blamed on cellular signal problems, was criticized by some media outlets in both countries. People react after the quake jolted the Mexico City International Airport. The other three deaths were in Chiapas state, in San Cristobal de las Casas. 1 THE 2017 CHIAPAS MEXICO EARTHQUAKE This offshore earthquake was a magnitude-8.1 event at a depth of 70 km. This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 20:40. 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. Also needing help are people who fled their residences and left their medications behind. Many were asleep when the quake struck. [33] An under construction highway bridge near Mexico City's new international airport collapsed due to the shaking. Ninety people are now confirmed dead in the. ... 2017. [6] The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for the entire Pacific coast of Central America, also extending south to Ecuador. A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck offshore Chiapas, Mexico on September 7, 2017 at 11:49 local time (September 8 at 04:49UTC). [1][16] The entire thickness of the lithosphere of the Cocos Plate ruptured during the earthquake. People gather outside a Mexico City nightclub after the quake. Schools were closed on 8 September in 11 states for safety inspections. least 98 people had died in the earthquake, including 78 in Oaxaca, 16 in Chiapas and 4 in Tabasco. Oaxaca Gov. [1] The earthquake was a result of normal faulting within the Cocos Plate with a displacement of up to 10 metres (33 ft). [1] The hypocenter was about 45 kilometres (28 mi) underground, deeper than usual for a relatively new subduction zone. Relief and rescue efforts continued throughout the weekend. Residents of Tapachula, Mexico, stay in a shelter after the quake. Within Chiapas, an estimated 1.5 million people were affected by the earthquake, with 41,000 homes damaged. People sit on a sidewalk in Mexico City after the quake. At magnitude 8.2, the quake outstrips the deadly 1985 tremor that hit close to Mexico City and caused thousands of deaths. [38], "Chiapas earthquake" redirects here. [5] The magnitude was estimated to be Mw8.2. A woman gestures toward her earthquake-damaged home in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. • 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 2017 Chiapas earthquake was a strong earthquake that hit Mexico and Guatemala on September 7, 2017. 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 … [11][12], On 6 September, several earthquake alarms in Mexico City were mistakenly activated and this led to the evacuation of buildings. [26][30] There were reports of glass shattered at Mexico City International Airport. The government is making direct electronic transfers to victims of a magnitude 8.1 earthquake and aftershocks in Chiapas and … A deadly magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico on 7 September, killing dozens of people and injuring at least 200. Mexico's interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. The father was dead, but the son survived and is being treated at a hospital, family members said. (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. The president said 45 deaths had been reported in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco. [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]. 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"What they really need right now are basic medical supplies for wound care and other trauma care," he said. 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. LINKS TO AVAILABLE INFORMATION. One of the deadliest earthquake experienced by Mexico in over 8 decades. The states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, home to about 9 million people, are located closest to the earthquake's epicenter. [1], The earthquake caused all of Mexico City to tremble, prompting people to evacuate after the early warning system was triggered. Map of aftershocks as of 13 SeptemberRed marks earthquakes over Mw  8.0 and orange over Mw  5.0. 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. This one hit late Thursday, when many people were asleep. 61 people until now have been announced dead and President Enrique Peña Nieto suspects at least 200 people have been injured. [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). Damage is seen inside a mall in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. [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. No tsunami warning was issued. Last September 7 a devastating 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. September 29, 2017. In addition, the tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted this area have complicate the situation. Mendoza said Direct Relief coordinates the delivery of supplies from companies in Mexico and the United States. Damage has been severe. [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. The quake scored a magnitude of 8.4 M w on the magnitude (or strength) scale. image copyright EPA image caption Parts of the town hall in Juchitán were levelled 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). A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with one wave coming in at 5.8 feet (1.75 meter), according to the. By Susannah Cullinane and Mariano Castillo, CNN, Updated 0945 GMT (1745 HKT) September 10, 2017. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website . 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 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. [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. they shouted as they searched for survivors among the debris, using dogs to help in the search. The majority of the deaths were in Oaxaca state, where homes and buildings collapsed. It struck off the country’s southwest coast, leveling buildings and causing mass evacuations. Oaxaca's governor said Saturday that 71 people had died in his state, Oaxaca's Civil Protection agency said via Twitter. [32], The earthquake also caused buildings to shake and sway in Mexico City, while also knocking out electricity for 1.8 million people. Mendoza said he felt the earthquake in his Mexico City residence. Alejandro Murat said in a statement that the toll in his state increased to 76, and officials have reported that four … He reported that sixty health centers have been reconstructed, and in 2020 they plan to rebuild 2,000 schools. 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. USGS Event Page; USGS PAGER Report Mexico's interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. In other parts of Juchitan, operators used heavy machinery to clear roads. Visit the USGS event page for more information. The earthquake killed five people, and caused 30 injuries, 11 of which were from Chiapas, Mexico across the border. September 2017 Mw 8.2 Chiapas earthquake based on the ... least 95 deaths and huge economic loss (Witze, 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. [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. [29] Schools were closed on 8 September in 11 states for safety inspections. The event occurred at 11:49 PM local time on 7 September 2017, 87 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico. Damage in Vera… 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 PRELIMINARY REPORTS. Medical staff and patients wait outside after a hospital was evacuated in Villahermosa, Mexico. English: The 2017 Chiapas earthquake — centered in the Istmo de Tehuantepec area of southestern Mexico. I'm seeing reports of massive damage in Oaxaca (Juchitan central square? [8][23], In the hour following the earthquake, at least 12 aftershocks were recorded by the USGS. [2] President Jimmy Morales stated that one Guatemalan was killed. Approximately 2.3 million people were affected and the number of deaths increased to 90. In the city of Juchitan, rescuers used floodlights to illuminate a giant pile of debris. Within Chiapas, an estimated 1.5 million people were affected by the earthquake, with 41,000 homes damaged. Soldiers tapped to help with relief efforts worked with shovels to move smaller debris out of the way. [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. People stand on a building's rubble in Juchitan on September 8. People gather on a street in downtown Mexico City on September 7. 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). If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. [31], Buildings in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, closest to the epicenter, were "reduced to rubble" according to reports from the town's mayor. 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