Deadly earthquake off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico - At least 98 people killed - all Tsunami threats cancelled

Damage report in cooperation with the 2017 Earthquake Impact Database - EID on Google Docs

Update September 26 17:12 UTC: The final toll for this earthquake is as follows
Fatalities : 98
Injured people : 196
Damages buildings : 121533
Destroyed buildings : 33047
Displaced people : 438298
Max. tsunami level : 175 cm


Update 22:34 UTC: The Mexican authorities have increased the number of fatalities from 90 to 96 earlier today. The promised Mexican aid to Texas was canceled to cope with the own Mexican disasters.

Update 21:30 UTC: Some more info about the M5.5 aftershock off the coast of Chiapas, Click here

Update 16:46 UTC: This picture gives an idea of how difficult rescue and SAR missions are after an earthquake. Our greatest support goes to these people who are often risking their life as any moment a powerful aftershock can also put them in danger.

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Update 09:18 UTC: Amazing solidarity from the people of Mexico-City towards the affected victims of the earthquake. So far no less than 32.5 tons of aid goods have been donated by the people. Mexico breaths solidarity. Congratulations

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Update 08:30 UTC: Devastation and solidarity on 1 picture

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Update 08:25 UTC: The maximum Tsunami level we could track was 1.75 meter

Update 08:24 UTC: As far as we could find out, at least 70,219 have been displaced.

Update 08:22 UTC: The Mexican government has reported that approx. 2.3 million Mexicans have been affected by the M8.1 earthquake. In  the State of Oaxaca already 800,000!

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Update 08:17 UTC: IRC has so far distributed 40 tons of aid goods to those suffering the most

Update Monday 08:16 UTC: The government reported that a very important number of schools and infrastructure sustained damage to different levels during the 8.1 earthquake and powerful aftershocks.


 

Update 07:13 UTC: Sad to report the further increase of the number of fatalities

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Update 07:12 UTC: a fierce M5.7 aftershock was felt in the already seriously damaged region


 

Update 16:09 UTC: Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has called 3 days of National mourning for the victims of the earthquake.

Update 16:00 UTC: Rumors are starting to live their own life again. The risk for another M8 should be very high! The risk for a missive earthquake along the Mexican Coast is ALWAYS very high. Be prepared as much as possible that's the key to your safety and your house and belongings.
The only thing scientists can at the moment is where underground stress is accumulating.

NOBODY on the planet can predict an earthquake at this moment. NOBODY knows where it will strike, NOBODY knows the Magnitude it will have and NOBODY knows when it will happen.

Update 15:58 UTC: The aftershocks are somewhat weakening. Lees M5+ aftershocks, now more in the M4 to M4.5 range.

Update 06:34 UTC: This earthquake has a terrible aftershock pattern. Even with our Magnitude selector at 4, the android Earthquake Reporter app, sounds frequently! In real live this must be especially irritating. Most of the M5+ aftershocks will be felt in the coastal region.

Update September 9, 06:26 UTC: Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, went to the hardest hit city Juchitán de Zaragoza in Oaxaca (35 people killed) to pay his respect to the deceased and to support the local people in these difficult times

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Update 23:21 UTC: Another SAD update. Couple of minutes after this update we had to add 3 more people :(

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Update 23:15 UTC: Finally ....

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Update 18:32 UTC: The ultimate explanatory earthquake poster from this earthquake comes from geologist Dr. Jay Patton. Click on the image to be linked to his site. The poster contains lots of important scientific information and can be viewed in full format in his site

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Update 17:55 UTC: Amazing video of short-circuits of power lines while the shaking was going on

Update 17:52 UTC: 90% of the power supply has been restored says @CFEmx

Update 17:14 UTC: We are using this occasion to show you a very interesting video of the M8.1 1985 Guerrero / Mexico City earthquake.
Reason to show it is the very good educational content of this video

Update 16:06 UTC:  Sadly enough a further increase in the death count :(((
The injured count is only correct for Guatemala. We have not found to be trusted numbers for Mexico. In such a case we wait for the official numbers.
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Update 16:05 UTC: At least 190 aftershocks have been counted so far. Our listings only mention the moderate to strong ones.

Update 16:02 UTC: The fatalities count in Chiapas increased from 7 to 8

Update 15:57 UTC: Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities revised his initial numbers after using updated seismic data : Now he reports : 10 to 300 fatalities and 400 to 3000 injured people.

Update 15:48 UTC:  Tsunami waves related to M8+ Chiapas #earthquake reached Galapagos Islands, #Ecuador, w/ small amplitude (<50 cm) (Via Stéphane Baize @stef92320)

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Update 14:30 UTC: The fatalities toll further increased to 33 people (32 in Mexico and 1 in Guatemala)

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Update 14:39 UTC: Guatemala update

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Update 13:55 UTC: powerful aftershocks keep banging the Mexican coast :(
We did count at least 8 M5+ aftershocks (most of them at different distances out of the coast)

Update 13:45 UTC: A girl is begging for help :((((

Update 13:42 UTC: Astonishing picture of shaking damage

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Update 12:15 UTC: Maximal tsunami heights as measured at 10:55 UTC. Max was measured at Salina Cruz (1.01 meter or 3.3 ft)

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Update 12:13 UTC: Guatemala cancels the Tsunami alert

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Update 11:41 UTC: Sanborns supermarket shaking effect. Courtesy @AlertaChiapas

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Update 10:18 UTC: Seismologists believe that the earthquake occurred in a potential seismic gap.
Definition of a seismic gap (John F. Cassidy) : The seismic gap theory (for a summary of early work in this field see McCann et al., 1979) states that a segment of a plate boundary that has not ruptured recently has the greatest chance of rupturing in the future (relative to other segments that have experienced large earthquakes). This is based on the recognition that tectonic plates move relative to one another at an approximately constant speed and the assumption that the slip of plate boundary faults occurs primarily during major (magnitude 7 or greater) earthquakes.

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Update 10:07 UTC: All our Mexico mainshock and aftershock reporting will be on this page (aftershocks in the table below)

Update 10:05 UTC: Updated preliminary toll fatalities and injured people as compiled by EID

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Update 09:52 UTC: Civil Protection agency Conred, Guatemala, says at least 24 houses destroyed, 85 people displaced in Guatemala (preliminary report)

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Update 09:43 UTC: Continuing aftershocks in the greater epicenter area. Some are felt on the coastal states others have an epicenter to far from the coast.

Update 09:27 UTC: CATnews (CDIM Karlsruhe) Tsunami map

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Update 09:01 UTC: 50 million Mexicans may have felt the M8.1 earthquake says the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto

Update 08:55 UTC: Revised list of school suspension classes -
- Chiapas - Oaxaca - Hidalgo - Veracruz - Puebla - Tlaxcala - Tabasco - CDMX - Edomex - Guerrero - Morelos

Update 08:38 UTC: The Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, is now at the @CENAPRED tot be kept informed about the situation in the country after the M8.1 earthquake

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Update 08:32 UTC: Due to the deeper hypocenter the current tsunami measurements are after all to be called reasonable maximum 0.75 m (as far as we could trace it)
Schools are suspended until further notice in the states of Ciudad México, Chiapas, Guerrero, Veracruz and Guajaca.

Update 08:25 UTC: The current number of fatalities as compiled by the "Earthquake Impact Database"

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Update 08:09 UTC: revised tsunami map and theoretical tsunami heights based on the deeper hypocenter (33 km to 69 km)

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Update 07:59 UTC: two children were killed in Tabasco, a third victim in Chiapas and 1 in Guatemala brings the total to 6 :((

Update 07:58 UTC: people are sitting in the streets because of the fear for aftershocks

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Update 07:54 UTC: More damage images via @Canal6Nicaragua

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Update 07:50 UTC:  no words needed

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Update 07:38 UTC: The real damage impact from this quake (we expect it to be widespread) will only be visible in 3 to 5 hours at daylight.

Update 07:37 UTC: Based on the USGS theoretical expectations 23000 people have experienced a violent shaking.

Update 07:34 UTC: We are sad to report that at least 3 people have been killed by this earthquake. 2 others were injured in Mexico City. This is an intermediate toll which will increase considerably.

Update 07:25 UTC: USGS has revised the depth of the hypocenter to 69 km considerably decreasing the tsunami potential of the earthquake. Our earlier reporting that the source of the earthquake will be an intra-oceanic plate rupture is by this confirmed. A typical subduction earthquake at the point where the oceanic plates and Nort American plate meet would have generated a far more powerful tsunami and shaking. Nevertheless we expect a lot of damage and even at this depth the buoy's are showing some important ocean level changes

Update 07:22 UTC: Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects : 0 to 20 fatalities and 90 to 800 injured people

Update 07:18 UTC: fierce shaking of the street lights

Update 07:14 UTC:  A first grim picture of the damage in Chiapas! (image courtesy ElPoderTV

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Update 07:13 UTC: shaking images at the offices of El Poder TV

Update 07:10 UTC: Most of the Pacific Islands have Tsunami advisories in place

Update 07:08 UTC: Tsunami waves are confirmed by a buoy off the Mexican coast

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Update 06:57 UTC: First image of substantial shaking damage in Chiapas Mexico (image courtesy El Heraldo de Mexico)

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Update 06:52 UTC: Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

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Update 06:50 UTC: Multiple M5+ aftershocks but most of them off the coast (in the epicenter area of the M8.2 earthquake) so no harm for the coastal areas

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Update 06:46 UTC: Main earth movement based on the current focal mechanism. Image courtesy Observatoire Geoscope.

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Update 06:45 UTC: sources also show M8.0 Mexico quake is normal faulting, indicating "slab-breaking" event within subducting plate, not interface thrust

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Update 06:38 UTC: The American NOAA tsunami system indicates tsunami waves up to 3 meters for Mexico! When you are living in coastal area of the islands of the Pacific, Central America, Northern part of South America and the United states please follow your local alert guidelines + check the specialized Tsunami bulletins at NOAA

Update 06:29 UTC: GDACS Tsunami simulation. Theoretical tsunami levels upto 1.1 meter. Coastal areas are at risk.

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Update 06:22 UTC: HIGH Tsunami risk for all Central American countries

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Update 06:19 UTC: Shaking intensity map from this earthquake

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Update 06:17 UTC: USGS expected shaking map of the earthquake

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Extremely high Magnitude earthquake near the coast of Mexico

El Palmarcito, Mexico, 82.2 km (51.0 mi) SWPopulation: 1,135
Pijijiapan, Mexico, 97.0 km (60.3 mi) SWPopulation: 15,101
Mapastepec, Mexico, 107.2 km (66.6 mi) WSWPopulation: 16,082
Tonalá, Mexico, 117.4 km (73.0 mi) SPopulation: 32,855

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 8.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-09-08 04:49:17

Depth (Hypocenter) : 60 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 23:22 4.1 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Oaxaca - Light shaking
  • oaxaca - Light shaking
  • EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 23:22 4.1 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 23:10 4.2 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 22:54 4.3 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tres Picos, Mexico Sep 08 22:28 5.0 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 22:28 5.0 49 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 22:14 4.5 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 21:57 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 21:57 4.7 61 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 21:53 4.7 57 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 21:52 4.7 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 21:39 4.5 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 21:39 4.5 58 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 21:39 4.7 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 21:31 4.8 47 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 21:31 4.9 80 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 21:27 4.3 62 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 21:27 4.3 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 21:13 4.2 54 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 21:13 4.2 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 20:09 4.7 24 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 20:09 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 20:09 4.7 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tres Picos, Mexico Sep 08 19:06 4.7 56 MAP I Felt It
  • Sunzal - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 19:06 4.7 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Dionisio Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 18:57 5.3 50 MAP I Felt It
    PTWC Sep 08 18:27 8.2 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Mateo Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 18:24 5.0 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 18:24 5.2 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 18:00 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 18:00 4.9 44 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 18:00 5.1 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 17:52 4.3 62 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 17:52 4.3 62 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 17:32 4.3 53 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 17:32 4.3 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 17:02 4.9 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 17:02 4.9 36 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 17:01 4.9 43 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 17:01 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 17:01 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 16:42 4.8 62 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 16:42 4.8 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 16:19 5.0 64 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Mateo Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 16:14 4.8 52 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 16:14 4.8 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 16:12 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 16:12 4.8 42 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 16:12 4.8 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 16:08 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 14:45 5.7 32 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 14:44 5.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 14:40 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 14:40 5.1 24 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 14:25 5.0 66 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 14:24 5.3 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 14:16 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 14:16 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tres Picos, Mexico Sep 08 12:46 4.7 66 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 12:46 4.5 72 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 12:46 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 12:06 5.2 64 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 12:06 5.2 57 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 12:03 4.5 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 12:03 4.5 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 11:51 4.7 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 11:51 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 11:51 4.7 56 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 11:43 4.8 67 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 11:43 4.8 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 11:43 4.8 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Mateo Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 11:25 5.0 32 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 11:25 5.1 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 11:11 4.5 36 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 11:11 4.5 37 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Mateo Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 11:06 4.3 52 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 11:06 4.3 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 10:44 4.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 10:18 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 10:18 4.5 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 09:32 4.4 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 09:12 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 09:12 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 09:10 4.6 79 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 09:10 4.6 79 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 09:08 4.5 39 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 09:08 4.5 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 09:08 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tres Picos, Mexico Sep 08 08:42 4.5 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tres Picos, Mexico Sep 08 08:34 5.3 68 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 08:34 5.4 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 08:31 4.3 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 08:31 4.2 22 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 08:06 4.4 74 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 08:06 4.4 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 08:00 4.7 56 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 07:59 4.5 53 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 07:59 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 07:38 4.4 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 07:38 4.4 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 07:38 4.5 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 07:30 4.4 62 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 07:30 4.4 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tres Picos, Mexico Sep 08 07:01 4.2 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 07:01 4.2 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 06:26 4.3 65 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 06:26 4.5 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 06:26 4.3 54 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 06:08 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 06:08 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 06:08 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 05:57 4.5 33 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 05:57 4.6 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tres Picos, Mexico Sep 08 05:54 4.3 74 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 05:54 4.3 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 05:44 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
  • Houston - bed shook extremely lightly for a few seconds.
  • Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca - We heard the rumbling about 2 seconds before a trepidatory movement was noticeable then it grew more intense and it became oscillatory the zenith lasted for about 15 seconds then it started to die down in total it was about 50 seconds.
  • USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 05:44 5.0 25 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 05:44 5.1 35 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 05:33 5.2 64 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 05:33 5.3 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Paredon, Mexico Sep 08 05:24 5.2 55 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Francisco Del Mar, Mexico Sep 08 05:17 5.3 59 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Offshore Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 05:01 5.7 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico Sep 08 05:01 5.7 66 MAP I Felt It INFO
    PTWC Sep 08 04:55 8.0 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Guatemala City - Light shaking
  • Guatemala City - Light shaking
  • Guatemala City - Pas de dommage, mais l'immeuble à bougé pendant plusieurs minutes. Pas très sympa à 11 heures du soir.
  • San Crisanto - Furniture, doors and windows shaking for about 30-45 seconds.
  • Corozal - Light shaking
  • Sandhill - Strong shaking
  • Panajachel - Moderate shaking
  • Belize City - Lasted for about fifteen seconds. Don't think there was any structural damage however it is still night here. Will know more in the morning
  • Belize City - Felt like 30 seconds or little more.
  • Garland - Was woken up by it. Lasted for at least 15 seconds
  • Valley of Peace - Light shaking
  • Mexico City - Tall furniture in my 12th floor apartment fell over.
  • Guatemala City - On 9th floor of hotel. Moderate shaking. No damage to hotel.
  • Ambergris Caye - Just enough to shake the house and make all the neighbourhood dogs bark like crazy.
  • San Pedro Sula - On the second floor of a brick building. I felt the bed move for a few seconds. Maybe 5 or 6. A friend of mine wrote to see if I felt it, too.
  • Spanish Lookout - 3-5 minutes
  • Mexico city - Felt long--40 seconds?
  • Austin - About a minute. Twice, with a break. No damage.
  • Belmopan - Lasted about 30 seconds, no damage. Almost wondered if I was imagining it until I saw other reports
  • Caye Caulker - Ich habe das Erdbeben gut fühlen können. Die Erde hat sicherlich über 2min lang gebebt.
  • Lake atitlan - No damage. Shaking was strong and felt like the whole room shook for 30 seconds
  • Hondo - I felt it for a brief moment.
  • Mexico city - Strong shaking lasted about 45 seconds, house is fine no damage. Saw electricity flashes out my window
  • La Libertad - No damage. Duration: more than 1 minute. P wave.
  • Mexico City - I was in bed at home on the third floor when I felt light shaking at approx 23.40 which become more marked. Guests in other rooms were woken up by shaking. I went downstairs to the kitchen and the ceiling light was swinging. Episode lasted between 1-2 mins.
  • Mexico City - About less than a minute. Furnature fell over and all the chickens are loose
  • Belize City - The shaking woke me from sleeping and the building was clearly swaying. However, no damage seen around me. The sea seemed uneffected.
  • atitlan - Moderate shaking
  • Oaxaca - Die Leitungen auf der Straße haben gewackelt. Es war deutlich spürbar.
  • Cozumel - Strange mattress vibrating really hard
  • Cd de Mexico - muy fuerte temblor en zona norte de la cd de mexico muy prolongado arboles y postes de luz se movian con mucha fuerza
  • Tapachula - Getting ready to go to bed when it hit. Started slowly, and then built to strong shaking. I was on second floor and ran out to laundry area with open sky. Outside wall was visibly moving back and forth. Ran downstairs and out into back yard and watched the house shake. Must have lasted two minutes. Terrifying.
  • Veracruz - No damage...lasted a good minute to a minute and a half. Made me feel dizzy.
  • Merida - Felt it in Yucatan, very light shaking
  • Puerto morelos - Laying in our bed in the Oceans Coral Turquesa resort and our bed started shaking the water in the water bottles was moving, lasted about 1 to 3 minutes. No damage, just scared. We live in the states and we are here in pierto morelos on our honeymoon. Never experienced anything like this before
  • San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye - Lasted between 15-20 seconds. Was laying on the bed and felt it shaking. Went out on the varanda and could feel the house shaking lightly. Felt as it started slower and then it came slightly harder(how it felt to me)
  • Cancun - On the 3rd floor of the Presidente Intercontinental. The bed was shaking / felt like someone was pushing on one side of the bed, but I could not identify any other indications (no picture frame movement etc.) I knew it was an earthquake from having the same experience in San Francisco once. Felt like it lasted a long time.
  • ESTADO DE MEXICO - Strong shaking
  • Belize City - At first it felt very light. I wasn't quite sure that it was really a tremor. Then it intensified. I called all my family together and we stood in the doorway. We could see the power lines swaying and the gate was shaking back and forth. It felt like it lasted about 2 minutes. This is a new experience for us. It was a bit scary. I can only imagine what it felt like closer to the epicenter.
  • Puerto Escondido - Strong shaking
  • Mexico City - Began with moderate shaking that became strong. Objects from furniture fell down. Noises from the strcuture of the building were scaring. Outside a sort of electric storm due to electric transformers exploding leaving blackout zones. It felt like eternal.
  • USGS Pijijiapan, Mexico Sep 08 04:49 8.1 69 MAP I Felt It
  • San Cristobal de las casas - Durée 2 minutes...les murs dansaient, cadres qui tombent, fissures qui naissent
  • USGS Tres Picos, Mexico Sep 08 04:49 8.0 33 MAP I Felt It
  • Antigua - It's 11pm so too dark to see anything outdoors until the morning. I was at the computer and everything just started moving. It's a sick feeling that starts at your feet, feeling the whole earth vibratin and looking up to see lamps swaying... I woke everyone else up and we ran outdoors where the ground was still swaying and the house walls seemed to be moving. I'll never get used to these!
  • PETALCINGO chiapas - Entre 0.5 o 1 minuto
  • Oaxaca - Strong shaking
  • Mexico City - I was in bed, it felt strong and long. No damage in my home, worried because of the magnitude.
  • Belize - Weak shaking
  • Xalapa - 25 secondes
  • Mexico City - Around 50 seconds of intense movement, I heard a very loud noise far in the distance and all encompased with an electric storm, quite dramatic!
  • mexico - Moderate shaking
  • Mexico city - Strong movement whith an electrical storm with blue lightings and sounds.
  • Acapulco - 30 seconds
  • Antigua - Mild shaking but amount/distance of swaying was unnerving- had the immediate impression it was a big quake just not necessarily close. Overall lasted at least a minute, but seemed like it may have stopped at one point before starting again. No damage.
  • Jiutepec, Morelos - side to side strong swaying motion clearly felt but no visible structural damage
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of Chiapas, Mexico Sep 08 04:49 8.1 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Puebla - shaking lasted quite a bit, over 3 minutes of it. Most sleepers woke up.
  • Caye Caulker - Timed it on my watch, it lasted 2 minutes 32 seconds. no damages
  • Mexico City - The windows started rattling. Turned off stove and got dressed, that's when I noticed my light fixtures swaying wildly. So I ran after my cat and got him into the pet carrier. Went back for my cellphone. Put on a pair of shoes and down two flights of stairs. The power lines still moved like jump ropes! This quake was definitely infer than 95 seconds. Back inside I noticed the fire extinguisher holder had broken and plates from my drying rack had fallen.
  • Puebla - bed was rocking back and forth, dizziness and nauseousness felt, house was swaying , went outside... lasted 2 min
  • Xalapa - It was really scary and long. About 3 minutes, perhaps. People out in the street. It felt more trepidatory than undulatory. No visible damage in my property.
  • Belize City - The shaking lasted for about 40 seconds. No property damage is visible and is not expected.
  • Cancun - I was standing up, and it felt like I was "dizzy" I saw the clothes swaying in the closet. I was at the JW Marriott.
  • Tulum - The concrete under our feet shook. Second one followed a couple of seconds later and was stronger. Neighbors felt it too and had windows rattle. Happened around 6 - 6:15 pm CDT
  • Punta Gorda, Belize - Pot fell off the shelf
  • Cancun - Estava arrumando minha mala por volta de 00:00, no sétimo andar, quando o abajur e o espelho começaram a tremer. Fiquei confusa, mas sabia que havia algo errado e sai do quarto na mesma hora. Haviam muitas pessoas nos corredores e evacuando o predio.
  • Puerto Escondido - Der Boden wackelte stark und man konnte die Plattentektonik hören. Das Beben dauerte geschätzt ungefähr 45 Sekunden an.
  • Puerto Escondido - All here woke up and ran outside

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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