Earthquakes in

A Snapshot of Our Emergency Response

This page was created in response to the earthquakes in Mexico in September of 2017 and reflects our work at the time around the disaster and immediate recovery. To find out more about our current activities in the area, click here.

Supporting Emergency Response and Recovery Needs in the Wake of Mexico’s Deadly Earthquakes

International Medical Corps is partnering with a Mexico-based relief organization to provide emergency response and recovery services for communities affected by the two strong earthquakes that struck Mexico in September 2017, collapsing buildings and killing hundreds of people.

Mexico City

75 miles 

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck 75 miles from the densely populated capital, Mexico City.

Death toll

Hundreds killed 

More than 400 people were killed in the two earthquakes.

Strongest Quake 

The September 7 quake was the strongest Mexico has experienced in 100 years.

October 3, 2017: From the field

Update on our Mexico earthquake response

Our Response

International Medical Corps is partnering with a local organization to support relief and recovery services for families impacted by the two earthquakes. This includes training first responders and other professionals interacting with affected communities in psychological first aid, a crucial skill set that gives practical tools and techniques for providing sensitive and culturally appropriate support to people who have experienced extremely distressing events. We are also working with our local partner to determine how best to support the outstanding needs of families still displaced by the 8.1-magnitude earthquake in Oaxaca.

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