Mexico - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, SSN, Civil Protection Guerrero State, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 08 September 2021)

  • An earthquake of 7.0 M (7.1 M as reported by the National Seismic Service of Mexico - SSN) at a depth of 20 km occurred in southern Guerrero State on 8 September at 01.47 UTC (20.47 local time). The epicentre was located in the area of Acapulco City.
  • A tsunami of 50 cm was recorded over the coast of Acapulco City. At least nine aftershocks with magnitude up to 5.2 M have been recorded in the area by the SSN.
  • Up to 985,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 274,000 to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, one person died across Coyuca de Benitez Municipality (north of Acapulco), several buildings have been damaged and a number of power outages occurred. The Civil Protection of Guerrero State reports evacuated people in Chilpancingo City (Guerrero State). The earthquake was felt also in the area of Mexico City.