On September 19, 2017 at 2:14 ET, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred approximately 5 km ENE of Raboso, Mexico. The earthquake occurred 51 km deep. Communities most impacted by the event (estimated population of the Puebla Region is 1,590,256) include Raboso, Izúcar de Matamoros, Atencingo, Atlixco, and Puebla. The USGS estimates 100 - 1,000 casualties are likely to have occurred and predicts there could be up to $10 billion in damages. source
The Popocatépetl Volcano monitoring system identified at least one volcanic explosion and 299 low-intensity exhalations. Also, six volcano tectonic earthquakes with magnitudes between 1.2 and 1.8 were recorded. The Popocatépetl Volcanic Warning Light is now a Phase 2 Yellow. source
The Puebla earthquake was the deadliest to hit the country in more than 30 years and occurred 11 days after an 8.1-magnitude temblor in the south left at least 90 people dead.
This is a report for situational awareness and impacts of the earthquake and includes useful information links. The report is based on reports from social media and public domain sources. Humanity Road activated its Digital Disaster Response Team on September 19, 2017 to monitor the Puebla Earthquake.