Mexico: Earthquake Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 20 Sep 2017)
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City on 19 September, causing damage and loss of life throughout Mexico City and the state of Morelos and Puebla.
National Civil Protection Protocols and the National Emergencies Committee have been activated. Urban search and rescue activities are still underway.
FACTS AND FIGURES
217 DEATHS ACCROSS ALL AFFECTED TERRITORIES
23 AFTERSHOCKS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF 5:00AM ON 20 SEPTEMBER
AT LEAST 45 BUILDINGS COLLAPSED
Assessments on the number of collapsed buildings in other states are ongoing. After Mexico City, the most affected states are Morelos and Puebla.
500 MEXICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS ARE SUPPORTING RESPONSE ACTIVITIES.
39 DAMAGED HEALTH FACILITIES throughout Mexico City as well as the states of Guerrero, Michoacán, Mexico State, Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala, but health services remain largely unaffected. Seven facilities suffered mild damage, 26 suffered moderate damage and six suffered grave damage. Of the 39 affected facilities, 30 are considered to be partially or completely operational.
3.8 MILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY
Power was cut according to the national electricity company, CFE. Mobile phone signals were down across large parts of the country. 40% of the City of Mexico and 60% of the State of Morelos have no electricity although special measures have been taken to restore as soon as possible.
Authorities have opened official shelters, although no figures on facilities or people have been reported.
Mexico City's international airport suspended operations shortly after the earthquake; flights have since resumed to normal schedules. Roads and transport systems are operating normally.
To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.