Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, registers an earthquake of magnitude 4.6

The quake occurred at 8:24 p.m. local time, according to preliminary information. (Infobae)

The inhabitants of the city of Salina Cruz lived a tremor that reached 4.6 magnitude and had a depth of 15.9 kilometers.

Preliminary information from the National Seismological Service (SSN) indicates that the tremor occurred today at 20:24 local time (2:24 UTC), with an epicenter 130 km southeast of the city in the state of Oaxaca.

In the event of significant seismic activity, the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) recommends not to fall for rumors or false news and only get information from official sourcessuch as the Civil Protection authorities, both local and state, as well as federal.

after an earthquake, check your home in search of possible damages, use your cell phone only in an emergency, do not light matches or candles until you make sure there is no gas leak and remember that there may be aftershocks of the earthquakeso it is important to be vigilant.

You can also take the following measures before an earthquake: prepare a civil protection plan, participate in evacuation drills, find safety zones at home, school or workplace and set up a emergency backpack.

(Jovani Pérez/Infobae)
(Jovani Pérez/Infobae)

It is worth mentioning that Mexico is in constant risk of experiencing a large-magnitude earthquake, such as those that occurred in September of the years 1985 and 2017. Such movements caused misfortunes and, despite being the most remembered, They have not been the largest in the country.

He March 28, 1787a colonial Oaxaca was shaken by what has been the strongest earthquake recorded in what is now Mexico until now. With a magnitude of 8.6was followed by a tsunami that moved 6 kilometers beyond the coast.

According to a study by the Center for Seismic Instrumentation and Recording (Cires) carried out in 2009 on the earthquake of March 28, 1787, large earthquakes with magnitudes of 8.6 or greater could occur in the next few years. These will have the coasts of Mexico and Central America as their epicenter, as they are located in the Guerrero Gap, which accumulates a large amount of energy.

But even smaller earthquakes can cause major damage. Examples of the above were the seismic events of 1985 and 2017. On those occasions, the lives of the residents of Mexico City were turned upside down, while both the Government and private citizens rebuilt buildings and infrastructure.

Regarding that of 1985, it occurred on September 19 of that year at 7:19 local time (13:19 UTC), with its epicenter in the state of Guerrero and a magnitude of 8.2. Since then, it was believed that nothing like it would happen again, but coincidentally, it happened again exactly 32 years later.

The one in 2017 occurred between the states of Puebla and Morelos at 1:14 p.m. local time (18:30 UTC). The balance of human victims reached 369 deaths.

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