Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck 5 km E of Nautla, Mexico on September 03, 2013 16:14:03Last Updated: 2013-11-15 03:20:22
On September 03, 2013 16:14:03 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale hit 5 km E of Nautla, Mexico. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 16.6 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -96.724° and latitude 20.209°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.
Magnitude & Depth
The earthquake that appeared on September 03, 2013 16:14:03 had a magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.
Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.
Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?
Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.
Nearby Cities and Towns
The nearest significant population center is Nautla in Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico, located 5 kilometers or 3 miles ↙ SW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Casitas (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico) located 9 km (5 mi) ← W and San Rafael (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico) located 15 km (9 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.
In total, we found 39 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.
Nearby Power Plants
We found a total 1 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.
Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes
We found 1 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.3 earthquake that struck 5 km E of Nautla, Mexico on September 03, 2013 16:14:03. These types were Nuclear power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.
Nuclear power plant bear an inherent risk during earthquake events, as we all witnessed on 11 of Mars 2011 in Fukushima. However, According to the World Nuclear Association, nuclear facilities are designed to witstand earthquakes.
"Nuclear facilities are designed so that earthquakes and other external events will not jeopardise the safety of the plant. In France for instance, nuclear plants are designed to withstand an earthquake twice as strong as the 1000-year event calculated for each site. It is estimated that, worldwide, 20% of nuclear reactors are operating in areas of significant seismic activity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a Safety Guide on Seismic Risks for Nuclear Power Plants. Various systems are used in planning, including Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA), which is recommended by IAEA and widely accepted."
"Peak ground acceleration (PGA) or design basis earthquake ground motion (DBGM) is measured in Galileo units – Gal (cm/sec2) or g – the force of gravity, one g being 980 Gal. PGA has long been considered an unsatisfactory indicator of damage to structures, and some seismologists are proposing to replace it with cumulative average velocity (CAV) as a more useful metric than ground acceleration since it brings in displacement and duration and "operators are able to determine the absence of potential damages with high confidence" according to the IAEA."
"The logarithmic Richter magnitude scale (or more precisely the Moment Magnitude Scale more generally used today*) measures the overall energy released in an earthquake, and there is not always a good correlation between that and intensity (ground motion) in a particular place. Japan has a seismic intensity scale in shindo units 0 to 7, with weak/strong divisions at levels 5 and 6, hence ten levels. This describes the surface intensity at particular places, rather than the magnitude of the earthquake itself."
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