Special Event: Central Mexico

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September 19, 2017 M7.1 Central Mexico (5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico) earthquake

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Event parameters (from USGS)

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Magnitude 7.1
UTC Time Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 18:14:39 UTC
Location 18.584°N, 98.399°W
Depth 51.0 km
Region Central Mexico
Distance 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico
Details USGS

USGS Executive summary page
Rapid moment tensor and shaking intensity
UNAVCO Event highlights
Anthony Lomax, @ALomaxNet — seismograms at UNAM
Anthony Lomax, @ALomaxNet — Aftershocks
Gavin Hayes, @gph_seismo — Slab cross-section & sketched interpretation
Jay Patton, @ patton_cascadia — Earthquake Report
Are Mexico’s two major earthquakes related, and what could happen next?
IRIS Special Events Archive
Event Based Products
IRIS DMC Event Page



[USGS Event KML] USGS ShakeMap

Automatic determination of source parameters

[GEOSCOPE Observatory] Automatic determination of source parameters using
the SCARDEC method

Filtered records from the BE network

[Thomas Lacocq, Royal Observatory of Belgium] Filtered records from the BE

Acceleration/Velocity/Displacement seismograms at UNAM

[Anthony Lomax, @ALomaxNet] Acceleration/Velocity/Displacement
seismograms at UNAM show ~20sec of strong shaking at ~1sec period.

Slab cross-section & sketched interpretation

[Gavin Hayes, @gph_seismo] Slab cross-section & sketched interpretation

Earthquake Report

[Jay Patton, Humboldt State University] Earthquake Report


[IRIS DMC Event Plots Product] Combined and aligned on origin 0.3 to 1.0 Hz
BHZ (click on image to access the EventPlots).

Videos & Animations

Seismic Sound

[Zhigang Peng, Georgia Tech] Seismic Sound video for both M7.1 Mexico
event and Hurricane Maria for the station IU.SJG — San Juan, Puerto Rico
(click image to download)

Miscellaneous Contributions

recordings compared to 2 Hz geophones

[Jim O’Donnell, HHseismic] Recordings compared to 2 Hz geophones with
extended response in Oklahoma. Six records showing time series and amplitude
spectra for 3 components are compared (click on image to view).

Grand View

[Gerald Payton, North Central Texas] Seismogram reading of Grandview, Texas
station at 1526.1 km distantance.

NSF SAGE Facility Event Page

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