Mexico - Earthquake (DG ECHO, OCHA, UNICEF, media, local authorities) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 September 2017)

  • 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.

  • The number of deaths according to the latest official figures is 98 people.

  • Classes are suspended in both states, with more than 126 education centers severely damaged.