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19 Sep 2017 description

Following the 7 September earthquake, 41 municipalities of the State of Oaxaca report damages, with over 20 939 houses, 241 schools and 16 hospitals presented as severely damaged. The population of concern is composed of 49 875 people. In Chiapas, 81 municipalities are affected, with 18 826 houses and 48 hospitals severely damaged. The total number of people in shelters is 6 057 (mostly in Oaxaca).

13 Sep 2017 description
  • Following the 8.2 earthquake of 8 September near the southwestern coasts of Chiapas, a team of two field experts from DG ECHO Managua has been deployed to the two most severely stricken states (Chiapas and Oaxaca) to conduct an assessment mission.

  • While field assessments are still ongoing, first findings indicate that the most affected areas are located in Oaxaca, with at least 1900 communities affected (more than 800 000 people). 13 official shelters have been opened and are hosting 7033 people.

11 Sep 2017 description
  • Search and rescue operations continue and the death toll, according to national authorities, has now reached 90, of which 71 are in the state of Oaxaca, 15 in the state of Chiapas and 4 in the state of Tabasco.

  • According to media, as of 11 September at 6.30 UTC, thousands of houses have been damaged and over 2 million people have been affected in the country.

09 Sep 2017 description

The death toll of the 8.1 M magnitude earthquake that occurred near the southwestern coasts of Chiapas State on 8 September 4.49 UTC at a depth of 70 km, has now reached 61 fatalities. Chiapas and Oaxaca are the states where most damages have been registered; in particular, the municipality of Juchitán where most of the victims occurred. At this stage, no critical needs are being confirmed or identified by the government or the UN.

08 Sep 2017 description

An earthquake of magnitude 8 M at a depth of 35 km occurred near the southwestern coasts of Chiapas State on 8 September at 4.49 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 96 km southwest of Pijijiapan city (population 15 400 people). USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to "Severe" for 161 000 people and up to "Very Strong" for 920 000 people.