#3566 - Mexican Earthquake | 2017 - Acala, Chiapas

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An 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Mexico region before midnight on Thursday September 7th 2017. It is the largest earthquake to shake the country in a century.

The temblor occurred some 50 miles southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico, off the coast of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, at 11:49 p.m. local time (12:49 a.m. ET), according to the USGS. The depth of the earthquake was 43 miles, the USGS said.

At least 60 people were killed and more than 200 were injured.The states were the most population was affected, Oaxaca and Chiapas are two of the poorest states in the country

Created by Verdy_p - Updated - Priority: medium


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#hotosm-project-3566 #MXEarthquake2017 #Acala
When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".

Basic roads are well mapped, we are only mapping buildings


How to contribute:

  1. Pick a square.

  2. If there is nothing to map, add a comment and mark the task as done.

  3. If you see buildings that haven't been traced, please trace them.

  4. If you map all the buildings in your task square, upload your edits by clicking save and mark the task as Done.

  5. If you did not map all the buildings, use the "stop mapping" button to unlock the task and someone else can complete it.

Use the "Split" link if a task square is too big to finish in 10 mins or so.

These are somewhat big task squares because most of the area is lightly populated, but they all have to be checked.

Tags to use:


  • building=yes

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