SeismicAI Alerts on Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake in Mexico
SeismicAI early earthquake warning (EEW) system detected and alerted on a magnitude 4.5 earthquake in Mexico, near the Michoacan Coast, on July 1st, at 03:22:28 AM. The lead time for Guadalajara (305 km from epicenter) was 66 seconds.
Mexico has been plagued by seismic activity due to its location along the Pacific Ring of Fire, making it one of the most earthquake-prone regions in the world.
Over the years Mexico has experienced devastating earthquakes that left lasting impacts on its communities and infrastructure. One of the most notorious events was the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, which registered a magnitude of 8.1 and claimed thousands of lives. Other notable events were a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in 2017, striking central Mexico, causing 370 deaths, and an earthquake in 2018, with a magnitude 7.2, striking the state of Oaxaca and causing 50 deaths.
Despite ongoing efforts to improve earthquake resilience, Mexico continues to face seismic challenges.
Date – 01.07.2023
Origin Time – 03:22:28 UTC (Local time – 21:22:58)
Detection Time – 3:23:04 UTC (Local time – 21: 23:04)
Epicenter – 17.986, 102.707
Magnitude – 4.5
Depth – 31.2 km
Lead time for Guadalajara (305 km from epicenter) – 66 seconds