According to EID, the death toll has risen to 308 and the number of injured to 1 192. While commonly plotted as points on maps, earthquakes of this size are more appropriately described as slip over a larger fault area. Now, as working seismologists, we have discovered that the 2017 earthquake, called Puebla-Morelos, was fundamentally unlike its 1985 predecessor. The temperatures in the region dropped below -2 °C (28.4 °F) for the first time in 50... Ice has again covered deserts around the Algerian town of Ain Sefra -- The Gateway to the Sahara -- on January 13, 2021. The 1985 quake was commemorated on its anniversary with a national earthquake drill at 11 a.m. local time, two hours before the earthquake struck. The intraplate earthquake caused 60 deaths and $5–6 million ($ million in ) in damage to 2,000 buildings in the Southeastern United States. The Spanish Fireball and Meteorite Research Network (SPMN) have started... A series of floods struck the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan Province over the past 10 days, leaving at least 15 people dead, 24 379 houses inundated, and 39 549 displaced as of Monday, January 18, 2021. In the past, this relative plate motion pulled Baja California away from the coast forming the Gulf of California and is the cause of earthquakes in the Gulf of California region today. In September 1985, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake killed more than 9,500 people in Mexico City. The volcano erupted in... At least two wildfires are burning in Quilpue (population 172 000), Valparaiso, Chile, prompting the country's National Emergency Office (ONEMI) to order the evacuation of some parts of the city. Mexico City started to receive earthquake alerts from the earthquake early warning system in 1991 [Espinosa-Aranda et al., 1995; Goltz and Flores, 1997]. Tectonic summary. The lava dome at Soufriere volcano continues to grow laterally towards the east and west. officially named the 2017 Puebla earthquake because the epicenter was located beneath the city of Puebla, and the shallow depth resulted in it being highly destructive. Table 1. That event occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the plate interface between the Cocos and North America plates, about 450 km (280 miles) to the west of the September 19, 2017 earthquake. The 2017 Puebla earthquake occurred on the anniversary of the devastating 1985 Michoacán earthquake. The epicenter was located 4.5 km (2.8 miles) NE of Raboso (population 4 374), 7.2 km (4.5 miles) ESE of Izúcar de Matamoros (population 42 936), 23.6 km (14.7 miles) ENE of Atencingo (population 12 910), 36.1 km (22.4 miles) S of Atlixco (population 85 891), and 55 km (34.1 miles) SSW of Puebla (population 1 590 256), Mexico. In 1994 and 2000 Popocatépetl renewed its activity forcing the evacuation of nearby towns, causing seismologists and government officials to be concerned about the effect a large-scale eruption might have on the heavily populated region. September 19 was the anniversary of the devastating 1985 M8.0 Michoacan earthquake, which caused extensive damage to Mexico City and the surrounding region. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface and steam can still be observed from the Belmont Observatory. Statistics provided by … The 2017 Chiapas earthquake struck at 23:49 CDT on 7 September in the Gulf of Tehuantepec off the southern coast of Mexico, near state of Chiapas, approximately 87 kilometres southwest of Pijijiapan, with a Mercalli intensity of IX. More information: Diego Melgar et al, Bend Faulting at the Edge of a Flat Slab: The 2017 M w 7.1 Puebla-Morelos, Mexico Earthquake, Geophysical Research Letters (2018). This was the second earthquake to hit Mexico in two weeks. The September 19, 2017, M7.1 earthquake in Central Mexico occurred as the result of normal faulting at a depth of approximately 50 km (31 miles). In June 1999, a M7.0 at 70 km (43 miles) depth, just to the southeast of the September 19, 2017 earthquake, caused 14 fatalities, around 200 injuries, and considerable damage in the city of Puebla (MMI VIII). On September 19, the Mw7.1 “Puebla” earthquake struck Mexico City and surrounding states, causing the most fatalities (369) and damage of any temblor since the Michoacán event in 1985. If you value what we do here, please consider subscribing today. The Earth has been spinning on its axis faster than it has in five decades, scientists around the world have revealed. 77 000 are living within 10 km (6.2 miles). According to 2017 Earthquake Impact Database (source), the death toll now stands at 248 (Mexico City 117, Puebla 43, Morelos 72, Oaxaca 1, Guerrero 3). More than 360 people died in the cities of Morelos, Mexico City, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Puebla. The 2017 Puebla Earthquake. In southern Mexico, Volcán de Colima and El Chichón erupted in 2005 and 1982, respectively. The magnitude was estimated to be Mw8.2. Topic. Tropical Storm "Eloise" formed on January 15, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2020/21 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. NASA and its partners are contributing important observations and expertise to the ongoing response to the September 19, 2017, magnitude 7.1 Puebla earthquake in Mexico. Normal-faulting events of the size of the September 19th, 2017 earthquake are typically about 50x20 km / 31 x 12 miles (length x width). Posted by Teo BlaÅ¡ković on September 19, 2017 at 18:38 UTC (3 years ago) Categories: Featured articles, Seismic activity. The agency is reporting a depth of 18.4 km (11.4 miles). Prateek Shah is a PhD student at Purdue University working with Professor Santiago Pujol. Paricutín volcano, west of Mexico City, began venting smoke in a cornfield in 1943; a decade later this new volcano had grown to a height of 424 meters. A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit Puebla, Mexico at 18:14 UTC (13:14 local time) on September 19, 2017. Extensive damage is probable and the disaster is likely widespread. It has caused damage in the Mexican state of Puebla and the Greater Mexico City area, including the collapse of over twenty buildings. Overall, the slope stability issues caused by the 2017 Puebla-Mexico City earthquake were relatively minor compared with the reported structural damage . The alert level remains at Orange. Mexico City’s potent 2017 earthquake was a rare ‘bending’ quake – and it could happen again March 12, 2018 10.34am EDT • Updated September 19, 2018 3.48pm EDT This page was last changed on 1 May 2020, at 06:22. The 1985 earthquake was the more typical great earthquake that breaks the boundary between the plates, and caused great devastation in Mexico City despite being more than 100 miles distant. The 2017 Puebla earthquake struck at 13:14 CDT (18:14 UTC) on 19 September 2017 with a magnitude estimated to be 7.1 on the Seismic scale approximately 55 km (34 mi) south of Puebla. Related articles: Snow covers northern Algeria's desert... A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Sulawesi, Indonesia at 18:28 UTC on January 14, 2021 (01:28 LT, January 15). From the quake very severely affected the state of Morelos, the capital of Mexico Mexico, as well as the states of Pueblo, Mexico, and Guerrero, where there are victims. Local officials said they counted nearly 800 aftershocks of all sizes, and the U.S. Geological Survey counted nearly 60 with a magnitude of 4.5 or greater. The quake follows a magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Mexico on September 7, Also as a result of this convergence, the westward moving Mexico landmass is slowed and crumpled creating the mountain ranges of southern Mexico and earthquakes near Mexico's southern coast. The 1985 earthquake caused between 5 000 and 45 000 deaths (found and missing). A magnitude 7.1earthquake struck the Puebla area of Mexico on September 19, 2017 at 1:14pm local time (18:14UTC). Seismic warning systems have also been installed. The Sept. 19 earthquake’s epicenter was some 75 miles southeast from the Mexican capital, near Puebla. The location, depth, and normal-faulting mechanism of this earthquake indicate that it is likely an intraplate event, within the subducting Cocos slab, rather than on the shallower megathrust plate boundary interface. The 2017 Puebla earthquake struck at 13:14 CDT (18:14 UTC) on 19 September 2017 with a magnitude estimated to be 7.1 on the Seismic scale approximately 55 km (34 mi) south of Puebla. A religious statue is salvaged from a former convent that was heavily damaged in Tlayacapan, Mexico. A study on the Sept. 2017 quake that killed 300 in Mexico City found that both its location and cause were unusual. At least 731 people were injured and 45 buildings collapsed. In fact, it … Most slope failures occurred in remote areas or areas that had a prior history of instability. Focal mechanism solutions indicate that the earthquake occurred on a moderately dipping fault, … The event is near, but not directly on, the plate boundary between the Cocos and North America plates in the region. The predominant vulnerable building types are adobe block with concrete bond beam and mud wall construction. Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" formed at 02:10 UTC on January 17, 2021, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. Since the 1920s, only five other large earthquakes … Shikhzekhirli is one of the most active mud volcanoes in the world. Humanitarian situation reports, response plans, news, analyses, evaluations, assessments, maps, infographics and more on Mexico: Earthquakes - Sep 2017 The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57 km and the epicenter was located approximately 60 km southwest of Puebla, Mexico and 120 km southeast of Mexico City, Mexico. Inslab earthquakes are an important component of seismicity and seismic hazard in Mexico. The relative motion of these crustal plates causes frequent earthquakes and occasional volcanic eruptions. 2017-09-19 18:14:38 UTC 7.1 magnitude, 51 km depth Ayutla, Puebla, Mexico 7.1 magnitude earthquake 2017-09-19 18:14:38 UTC at 18:14 September 19, 2017 UTC At the location of this event, the Cocos plate converges with North America at a rate of approximately 76 mm/yr, in a northeast direction. The epicenter of the M8.1 event is located about 650 km (404 miles) to the southeast of today's quake. Kimi is moving slowly south of the north tropical Queensland coast and is expected to turn southwest tonight (LT) and... A massive pyroclastic flow was generated at the Indonesian Semeru volcano at 10:24 UTC (17:24 WIB) on January 16, 2021. At the time, the system was set up to detect earthquakes occurring along the Guerrero Gapportion of the subduction zone located 300 kilometers from the city. USGS issued an orange alert for shaking-related fatalities. Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as tsunamis and landslides that might have contributed to losses. The border region between Iran and Iraq experienced the deadliest earthquake to date in 2017. This process has created a region of volcanoes across south-central Mexico known as the Cordillera Neovolcánica. Tuesday’s earthquake, however, was caused by crumpling arising from the downward bending of the sinking Cocos Plate, rather than directly by slippage between plates. Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. Satellite Radar Detects Damage Caused by September 2017 M8.1 Chiapas Earthquake … Mexico City's potent 2017 earthquake was a … After the 1985 earthquake, which killed some 20,000 people (Spanish) and damaged nearly 3,000 buildings, the city upgraded its building codes. That earthquake also occurred as the result of normal faulting within the subducting Cocos Plate, at a depth of 50 - 70 km (31 - 43 miles). President Joko Widodo described the massive flooding... A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 BO flew past Earth at 0.06 LD / 0.00016 AU (23 935 km / 14 900 miles) at 08:19 UTC on January 18, 2021. This specific earthquake was 7.1 in magnitude, which is very high on the Richter Scale. The University of the West... Around 4 000 households were left without electricity supply in Finland and another 3 000 in Sweden on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, after heavy snowfall struck the region. The largest was a M7.6 earthquake in July 1957, in the Guerrero region, which caused between to 50 - 160 fatalities, and many more injuries. Mexico City's downtown area is notoriously vulnerable to earthquakes … Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanos ("smoking mountain" and "white lady", respectively), southeast of Mexico City, occasionally vent gas that can be clearly seen from the City, a reminder that volcanic activity is ongoing. This is its 25th paroxysm since 1810. He has participated in post-earthquake reconnaissance efforts following the 2015 Nepal earthquake and the 2017 Mexico earthquake. That quake caused the collapse of … This is the fourth winter in a row we receive snow or ice reports from this area. ".Edgar Novoa, a fitness trainer, went back to his job Monday after working as a volunteer following the earthquake. Visit the USGS event page for more information. [5][6], From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Location of epicenter in Mexico and Puebla, "Réplicas hasta las 12:30 hrs del 23/09/2017", "Central Mexico earthquake kills scores, topples buildings", "Powerful Earthquake Shakes Mexico On 32nd Anniversary Of Deadly Temblor", https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2017_Puebla_earthquake&oldid=6922680, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. After four weeks of moderate activity at its summit craters, Etna has unleashed a new paroxysmal eruptive episode from its Southeast Crater on the evening of January 18, 2021. 2017 Puebla earthquake is similar to these earthquakes: 2011 Zumpango earthquake, 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 1992 Roermond earthquake and more. The location of the 8.1 magnitude earthquake… Here, the Pacific and North American plates grind past each other creating strike-slip faulting, the southern extension of California's San Andreas fault. It has caused damage in the Mexican state of Puebla and the Greater Mexico City area, including the collapse of over twenty buildings. Over the preceding century, the region within 250 km (155 miles) of the hypocenter of the September 19th, 2017 earthquake has experienced 19 other M6.5+ earthquakes. On September 19, the Mw7.1 “Puebla” earthquake struck Mexico City and surrounding states, causing the most fatalities (369) and damage of any temblor since the Michoacán event in 1985. Thu 21 Sep 2017 06.53 EDT Last modified on Thu 5 Oct 2017 11.52 EDT. The agency is reporting a depth of 51 km (31.7 miles). The September 19, 2017 Puebla-Mexico City was an intraslab subduction zone earthquake with a moment magnitude (M w) of 7.1. It caused a small tsunami to hit the east coast of England. Witnesses reported hearing a loud roar minutes after the meteor exploded. Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction. EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The Cocos plate begins its subduction beneath Central America at the Middle America Trench, about 300 km (186 miles) to the southwest of this earthquake. It … Astrological event chart for the Puebla earthquake on 19 September 2017 at 13:14 CDT (18:14 UTC in Mexico, The Puebla earthquake occurred during an intense opposition transit between Chiron the ruler of earth sign Virgo exactly on the IC and in Pisces a natural indicator for the instability of material below the earth surface. 2020 already saw some of the shortest days recorded in history, with 2021 predicted to be even shorter. The earthquake caused all of Mexico City to tremble, prompting people to evacuate after the early warning system was triggered. This process probably caused the magnitude 8.1 earthquake. Subscribe to our newsletter and have our news updates delivered to your inbox daily. Thirty-two years after a deadly earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 temblor rattled Mexico City and surrounding areas. A deadly M 7.1 earthquake struck nearby Mexico City yesterday, leaving over 200 dead and countless missing. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 20:21 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 05:46... A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit San Juan, Argentina at 02:46 UTC (23:46 LT) on January 19, 2021. The Mexican government has not yet published overall economic or insured loss tallies, but six days after the earthquake RMS publicly released an estimate of economic property losses between US$4 billion … Past events with this alert level have required a national or international level response. Tuesday's earthquake, however, was caused by crumpling arising from the downward bending of the sinking Cocos Plate, rather than directly by slippage between plates. (USGS) More information on regional seismicity and tectonics. 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