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M8.1 Earthquake 87km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico – Tsunami Threat

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DC is closely monitoring the recent M8.1 earthquake reported to have occurred 87km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico at 04:49 UTC on 08 September (U.S. Geological Survey) and Tsunami Threat. Attached is a PDC Situational Awareness Product depicting estimated Tsunami Travel Times from the source to coastal locations. Please see below for additional information, as well as monitor DisasterAWARE for further updates.

The USGS has issued a Red PAGER alert: Orange alert for shaking-related fatalities. Significant casualties are likely. Red alert for economic losses. Extensive damage is probable and the disaster is likely widespread. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Mexico. Past events with this alert level have required a national or international level response. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Threat for the following coasts, stating:

  • TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING MORE THAN 3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE ALONG SOME COASTS OF

    MEXICO.

  • TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

    AMERICAN SAMOA... ANTARCTICA... COOK ISLANDS... ECUADOR... EL SALVADOR... FIJI... FRENCH POLYNESIA... GUATEMALA... KIRIBATI... NEW ZEALAND... SAMOA... TOKELAU... TUVALU... VANUATU... AND WALLIS AND FUTUNA.

  • TSUNAMI WAVES ARE FORECAST TO BE LESS THAN 0.3 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL FOR THE COASTS OF

    AUSTRALIA... CHILE... CHINA... CHUUK... COLOMBIA... COSTA RICA... GUAM... HAWAII... HONDURAS... HOWLAND AND BAKER... INDONESIA... JAPAN... JARVIS ISLAND... JOHNSTON ATOLL... KERMADEC ISLANDS... KOSRAE... MALAYSIA... MARSHALL ISLANDS... MIDWAY ISLAND... NAURU... NEW CALEDONIA... NICARAGUA... NIUE... NORTHERN MARIANAS... NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS... PALAU... PALMYRA ISLAND... PANAMA... PAPUA NEW GUINEA... PERU... PHILIPPINES... PITCAIRN ISLANDS... POHNPEI... RUSSIA... SOLOMON ISLANDS... TAIWAN... TONGA... VIETNAM... WAKE ISLAND... AND YAP

Direct link to the Earthquake Hazard: https://emops.pdc.org/emops/?hazard_id=73582

Direct link to the Tsunami Hazard: https://emops.pdc.org/emops/?hazard_id=73581

If needed, please register for access to PDC’s DisasterAWARE here: http://emops.pdc.org/emops/public/registeruser.jsp/