Mexico City Earthquake 2017

Start Date

September 19, 2017


On September 19th a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Puebla state of Mexico, approximately 75 miles from Mexico City. It impacted a large expanse of the country and caused over 200 fatalities and 1300 injuries. Extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure has also been reported  As of 6am on September 20th, over 24 aftershocks have been reported.

The NASA Disasters Program is supporting this event and is coordinating with US response agencies. We are also in contact with CENEPRED and AEM of Mexico and plan to support by providing landslide susceptibility models and radar based defamation and damage assessment products

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Latest Updates

September 21, 2017
Sentinel-1 radar map for September 2017 Raboso-Puebla Earthquake in Mexico indicates relatively small permanent ground motions
NASA and its partners are contributing important observations and expertise to the ongoing response to the September 19, 2017, magnitude 7.1 Puebla earthquake in Mexico. This earthquake has caused widespread building damage and triggered landslides throughout the region, including Mexico City. Scientists with the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA), a collaboration between NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and the California...
September 21, 2017
Mexico City Damage Proxy Map
NASA’s ARIA Damage Proxy Map of the M7.1 Raboso, Mexico, earthquake was created from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite SAR data and is available to download from: The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Caltech, also in Pasadena, created this...