2017 Chiapas earthquake

8.2 earthquake with epicenter in Chiapas

The 2017 Chiapas earthquake was a strong earthquake that hit Mexico and Guatemala on September 7, 2017. The quake scored a magnitude of 8.4 Mw on the magnitude (or strength) scale. At least sixty people died.

Aidan Allen
2017 Chiapas earthquake is located in Mesoamerica
2017 Chiapas earthquake
UTC time2017-09-08 04:49:19
ISC event611600536
Local date7 September 2017 (2017-09-07)
Local time23:49:21 CDT
Magnitude8.2 Mw[1]
Depth50.1 km (31.1 mi)
Epicenter15°04′05″N 93°42′54″W / 15.068°N 93.715°W / 15.068; -93.715
TypeDip-slip (normal)
Areas affectedMexico, Guatemala[2]
Max. intensityIX (Violent)
Aftershocks3,831 [3]
Casualties98 dead, 300+ injured

References change

  1. ANSS: Chiapas 2017.
  2. Cumes, William (7 September 2017). "Temblor de 7.7 grados sacude Guatemala". Prensa Libre (in Spanish).
  3. @SSNMexico (21 September 2017). "Hasta las 5:30 am del 21-sep: 34 réplicas (M4.0 la mayor) del sismo del 19-sep M7.1 y 3831 réplicas (M6.1 la mayor) del sismo del 7-sep M8.2" (Tweet) – via Twitter.