Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Sep 2017Ongoing
According to the [BBC], an 8.1-magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale struck off the Pacific Coast of Mexico--around 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan--at 23:50 local time on Thursday, 7 September 2017 (04:50 [GMT] Friday). A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras; however, it was later lifted. An estimated 50 million Mexicans felt the tremor per the Mexican government. (IFRC, 8 Sep 2017)
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. (ECHO, 11 Sep 2017)
Shelter destruction and damage to health and education infrastructure is most notable. However, there are also risks of food shortages in Oaxaca in Mexico as stores remain closed and prices are increasing. (ACAPS, 11 Sep 2017)
On 3 October, The President of the Republic toured the municipality of Asunción Ixtaltepec in the state of Oaxaca. In this municipality began the formal stage of reconstruction of houses and economic revival. In this way, the delivery of support began to those who had partial or total affectation in their homes because of the September 7 earthquake. In total, More than 7 billion pesos will be used to rebuild housing in Chiapas and Oaxaca. (Gov't of Mexico, 3 Oct 2017)
In spite of Government efforts and investment plans to help families recover from the earthquakes, there are no clear targeted compensation plans for the affected population. Particularly in Oaxaca, a state with high numbers of indigenous population and high prevalence of poverty, UNICEF identifies concrete challenges on protection and hygiene issues. (UNICEF, 19 Oct 2017)
According to a report from Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Relations, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake shook various departments in the country at 22:49 local time (04:49 GMT) for 1 and 33 seconds; the earthquake’s epicentre was 203 km to the west of San Marcos, with a profundity of 10 km. (IFRC, 8 Sep 2017)
Ongoing floods in Guatemala and recent mudslides in Mexico create additional vulnerabilities. (ACAPS, 11 Sep 2017)
The Government of Guatemala stated that the damage assessments and needs analysis of affected areas continue and that identified 18,810 people as affected by the disaster and damages to 2,570 houses for now. The assessments were developed by entities that are part of the System of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED). (Gov't of Guatemala, 12 Sep 2017)
The department of San Marcos has been declared on red alert to be of service to the more than 10,600 affected by the 7.7 Richter scale earthquake that was registered in Guatemala. According to Conred's report, there were 205 incidents in San Marcos, which left 4 injured, 10,615 people affected, 1,752 victims, 714 homes with severe damage, of which 94 houses, 21 schools, 4 highways, 10 buildings and 5 churches affected. (Gov't of Guatemala, 13 Sep 2017)
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Más de 226.000 niñas y niños mexicanos siguen durmiendo en las calles o en albergues un mes después del segundo terremoto que afectó a México. Save the Children alerta de que esta situación expone a la infancia a altos niveles de desprotección que podrían derivar en situaciones de abuso, violencia o explotación.
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Ciudad de México, 6 de octubre de 2017. Alrededor de 5,3 millones de niños mexicanos no han podido regresar a las aulas tras los fuertes terremotos que sacudieron el país el pasado mes de septiembre, según alerta Save the Children. Esto es especialmente preocupante ya que, según el Banco Mundial, en México, una vez que los niños se ven obligados a abandonar la escuela tienen un 30% menos de probabilidades de seguir con su educación.
Seventeen earthquakes with magnitudes greater than four on the Richter scale hit Mexico from 7-24 September- the most devastating ones struck on 7 and 19 September, and the earth still trembles on the coasts of Oaxaca and Chiapas.
A state of emergency has been declared in 165 municipalities and according to official reports 331 people are dead. Over 27,000 houses have been affected, damaged or destroyed in Chalco, Oaxaca, Tuxtla, Ecatepec, and Chiapas, and 900 churches have suffered some sort of damage in the state of Chiapas alone.
Un devastador sismo golpeó México el 19 de septiembre. Cientos de personas han muerto, miles han quedado sin hogar, y servicios esenciales han sufrido daños en varias localidades. Las autoridades mexicanas deben garantizar que los esfuerzos de ayuda y reconstrucción protejan los derechos humanos, sin discriminación.
Six-year-old Pablo’s face lights up when I tell him we’re going to run a painting workshop in his village and he’s invited. His mother says he’s been withdrawn and quiet since the earthquake on 19th September, when their lives were turned upside down. But drawing, it seems, is Pablo’s way of dealing with things.
Cientos de niñas y niños mexicanos han pasado de nuevo otra noche al aire libre, en campamentos improvisados, refugios o en la calle, al no poder regresar a casa por los terremotos y réplicas que está sufriendo el país desde las últimas semanas. El último sismo, de magnitud 6,1, se produjo el sábado en el estado sureño de Oaxaca. Con este nuevo temblor, los edificios que ya habían sido dañados por los terremotos anteriores (el 7 de septiembre en Oaxaca y el 19 de septiembre en Puebla) corren mayor riesgo de colapso.
Hundreds of children are spending another night out in the open, in makeshift camps and shelters or in the street, too scared to return home for fear of another tremor.
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 12:29pm
This widespread panic follows the latest 6.1 magnitude quake in the southern state of Oaxaca on Saturday morning, the third in just over two weeks. Buildings already damaged by two previous quakes (on September 7 in Oaxaca and September 19 in Puebla/Morelos) are at increased risk of collapsing following the latest tremor.
By Rachel Bergen
MCC is responding to the two earthquakes which ravaged Mexico, including the 7.1-magnitude quake that hit southern Mexico near Atencingo, Puebla state, causing significant damage in Mexico City on September 19.
Hundreds of buildings collapsed in Mexico City, including some schools, trapping people in the rubble. More than 225 were killed in the capital, and the death toll continues to rise as citizens pick through what’s left of buildings.
On 15 September, AMDA team successfully completed its relief work in Juchitan, Oaxaca, the hardest-hit location in Mexico’s southwest.
To support a local counterpart which had been providing food aid to evacuees, AMDA team donated milk, beans, bread, sugar, coffee, biscuits and oatmeal that were purchased locally. As for medical supplies, the team decided to leave them for a local doctor who worked with the team on the previous day.
Seven days have passed since the quake hit Mexico, AMDA team has been providing medical assistance in Juchitan, Oaxaca, the hardest-hit area.
JUCHITÁN DE ZARAGOZA – A tropical storm on Mexico’s southwestern coast has just been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Max made landfall in Mexico’s state of Guerrero on Thursday afternoon, moving slowly inland. According to the Associated Press, Max has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), is located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) east-southeast of Acapulco and is heading toward the east at 8 mph (13 kph).
On September 8th 2017 in Japan time, a magnitude of 8.1 earthquake hit Mexico, and its epicenter was in the Pacific. AMDA decided to dispatch a doctor and a nurse from Japan and they arrived in Mexico on September 11th local time. Upon arrival, they met a local coordinator and Tenrikyo Mexico members for sharing local information regarding the affected areas. AMDA team and two members from Tenrikyo Mexico flew to Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca which is close to Juchitan, one of the affected area after securing goods and medicine Mexico City on September 12th.
On 11 September, one doctor and one nurse/coordinator from AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan, arrived in Mexico City to discuss possible relief measures with local collaborators. Upon arrival, they had a meeting with a coordinator as well as the staff from Tenrikyo’s Branch Office in Mexico.
According to a local report, Juchitan in the state of Oaxaca suffered the heaviest damage while strong sway was also felt in Mexico City at the time the quake struck. Though, there was no major damage in Mexico City as it is located 1000 km from the epicenter.
By Tony Morain
MEXICO CITY — As the massive damage, tragic loss of life, and extensive injuries from last week’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico come into focus, Direct Relief has made an initial cash commitment of $100,000 for the immediate deployment of emergency medical response personnel and essential medical supplies.
JUCHITAN, OAXACA – Driving into Juchitán de Zaragoza, one of the first things in view is a Volkswagen service station that has collapsed on itself. Shattered glass litters the parking lot, the behemoth structure an unsettling welcome to the area most affected by the historic 8.1 magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Mexico late Sept. 7. The death toll from the quake has climbed to 90, and 71 of those deaths occurred here in Juchitán and the surrounding areas.
El pasado 7 de septiembre de 2017, México sufrió un terremoto de 8.2 grados en escala de Richter, uno de los más potentes de su historia.
Hasta el momento los canales oficiales reportan afectaciones a más de 2.5 millones de mexicanos y más de 90 decesos, la gran mayoría en el estado de Oaxaca, específicamente en la región del Istmo de Tehuantepec.
Cáritas Española coordina con cada Cáritas nacional su respuesta a las necesidades más urgentes
El buen funcionamiento de los planes de prevención ha permitido reducir el número de víctimas y heridos
Cáritas. 12 de septiembre de 2017.- Las Cáritas nacionales del Caribe y de México han puesto en marcha sus planes de respuesta a las emergencias causadas en toda la región por el impacto del huracán “Irma” y el terremoto en la costa sur del Pacífico mexicano.
On 8th September 2017 in japan time, a massive earthquake with a magnitude 8.1 hit Mexico. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 1000km southeast of the capital. The states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Tabasco, the south of this country, are located closest to the earthquake’s epicenter. At least 65 people were killed and among them 45 people were killed in Oaxaca State according to President Enrique Pena Nieto as of 9th September (local time).
Immediately after hearing the news, AMDA headquarter decided to dispatch a first medical team, consisting of a doctor and a nurse to Mexico.
On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Mexico City-based team of Direct Relief was busy preparing for Hurricane Katia—the category 3 hurricane expected to make landfall on Mexico’s east coast on Saturday morning. By Friday, Sept. 8, the team’s mission had doubled overnight.