[14] The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the epicenter was about 87 kilometres (54 mi) southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas. 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 quake struck as the effects of Hurricane Katia were starting to be felt in eastern Mexico. [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. A magnitude-8.1 earthquake hit near Chiapas, Mexico overnight, leading to dozens of deaths and buildings razed across southern 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. A woman gestures toward her earthquake-damaged home in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. [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. [1][16] The entire thickness of the lithosphere of the Cocos Plate ruptured during the earthquake. [26][30] There were reports of glass shattered at Mexico City International Airport. A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with one wave coming in at 5.8 feet (1.75 meter), according to the. ), deaths in San Cris, and it seems to have been felt strongly all over Guatemala. September 2017 Mw 8.2 Chiapas earthquake based on the ... least 95 deaths and huge economic loss (Witze, 2017). The earthquake killed five people, and caused 30 injuries, 11 of which were from Chiapas, Mexico across the border. This one hit late Thursday, when many people were asleep. Visit the USGS event page for more information. (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. 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 [11][12], On 6 September, several earthquake alarms in Mexico City were mistakenly activated and this led to the evacuation of buildings. Chiapas officials said that more than 400 houses had been destroyed and about 1,700 others damaged. Mendoza said he felt the earthquake in his Mexico City residence. Mexico's interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. By Susannah Cullinane and Mariano Castillo, CNN, Updated 0945 GMT (1745 HKT) September 10, 2017. 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. The president said 45 deaths had been reported in Oaxaca, 12 in Chiapas and four in Tabasco. 1 THE 2017 CHIAPAS MEXICO EARTHQUAKE This offshore earthquake was a magnitude-8.1 event at a depth of 70 km. No tsunami warning was issued. Ninety people are now confirmed dead in the. [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. The earthquake struck at 11:49 p.m. and affected both Mexico and Guatemala. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. 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). “Chiapas is historically a very seismic state due to the interaction of five tectonic plates,” it said in a report on the earthquake. 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 … It struck off the country’s southwest coast, leveling buildings and causing mass evacuations. Gonna be hard to know what's what until dawn but it is not looking great. I'm seeing reports of massive damage in Oaxaca (Juchitan central square? Damage is seen inside a mall in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. 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 government is making direct electronic transfers to victims of a magnitude 8.1 earthquake and aftershocks in Chiapas and … The September 8th, 2017, M 8.2 earthquake offshore Chiapas, Mexico, occurred as the result of normal faulting at an intermediate depth. English: The 2017 Chiapas earthquake — centered in the Istmo de Tehuantepec area of southestern Mexico. 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. References This page was last changed on 1 May 2020, at 06:22. 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 … Mexico's interior ministry has also reported 15 deaths in the state of Chiapas and four in the state of Tabasco. 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). [1] The earthquake was a result of normal faulting within the Cocos Plate with a displacement of up to 10 metres (33 ft). Peralta's nephew told CNN en Español he found Peralta embracing his son inside their collapsed home. Then Chiapas state civil defense director Luis Manuel Garcia Moreno said the number of deaths there had risen from 15 to 16. [36], United States President Donald Trump called Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on 14 September, a week after the earthquake, to express his condolences. 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. 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. [38], "Chiapas earthquake" redirects here. 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. Within Chiapas, an estimated 1.5 million people were affected by the earthquake, with 41,000 homes damaged. 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. 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 … Soldiers remove debris from a partially collapsed municipal building in Juchitan, Mexico, on Friday, September 8. One of the deadliest earthquake experienced by Mexico in over 8 decades. 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. [6] The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for the entire Pacific coast of Central America, also extending south to Ecuador. • 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. [33] An under construction highway bridge near Mexico City's new international airport collapsed due to the shaking. The quake scored a magnitude of 8.4 M w on the magnitude (or strength) scale. The 7 September 2017 earthquake and its … The other three deaths were in Chiapas state, in San Cristobal de las Casas. Last September 7 a devastating 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. In other parts of Juchitan, operators used heavy machinery to clear roads. [1], The earthquake caused all of Mexico City to tremble, prompting people to evacuate after the early warning system was triggered. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website . It. LINKS TO AVAILABLE INFORMATION. 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