Environmental Effects of the 23 June, 2020, M 7.4, Oaxaca, Mexico Earthquake

On 23 June, 2020, a magnitude 7.4 subduction earthquake struck western Mexico and let the earthquake early warning sirens sound in the capital. Reportedly, ten people lost their lives and thousands of houses were damaged in Oaxaca. Our colleagues Magda Velázquez-Bucio, Sabina Porfido, and Alessandro Michetti have put together a report on the Earthquake Environmental Effects of this event in English and Spanish:

The report includes data on structural damage, landslides, rock falls, ground cracks, and the small tsunami that was observed. Such data are used as input values for determining the Environmental Seismic Intensity of earthquakes using the ESI2007 scale developed under the umbrella of INQUA. Thanks Magda et al. for making this available!

Ground cracks that formed during the earthquake.
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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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