Earthquake in Mexico today: how much was it, what is the epicenter of the tremor and where was it felt?
An earthquake of 6.9 hits Mexico again, there are two people dead in the capital
Marcelo Lagos: “September is a date that has been fixed in the memory of the people who inhabit this country”
Three tremors have shaken Mexico on September 19: in 1985, 2017 and now in 2022. Without a doubt, it may seem like a coincidence, but there are several people who have decided to go further.
Regarding a possible connection in this tragic coincidence, the geographer Marcelo Lagos explained that “ more than impossible, it is unlikely, but the fact that it is unlikely is not synonymous with impossible. Obviously, the event that happened on Monday makes that connection with what happened on September 19, 1985, the great earthquake that affected Mexico City and the 2017 event.
“ September is a date that has been set in the memory of the people who inhabit this country, but the core is that in human time, events of these characteristics are recurrent and could make us think that something is happening on September 19. However, if we look at it from a more historical perspective, Mexico has a significant frequency of events, not only in September, but also in December and June”, explained the expert in 24 Hours.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 “takes by surprise” Dua Lipa celebrating after her concert in Mexico City
Mexico has experienced this Monday a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in the center of the country that has left at least two people dead . The earthquake occurred just on the day that the earthquakes of September 19, 1985 and 2017 were commemorated, which are considered the two most destructive in its recent history.
The tremor has caught the singer Dua Lipa on tour in Mexico. A few hours before, the European singer offered a concert at the Foro Sol, a stadium located in Mexico City. After 1:16 p.m. local time, the telluric movement woke up a large part of the population and forced many to leave their homes following the protocol for activating seismic alerts.
When the news was known, many followers of Dua Lipa have wondered on Twitter how the singer was after the incident. It is then that the user @Dios_Padre has published a video in which Dua Lipa is seen reacting to the earthquake that was noticeable in Mexico City and other states of the country such as Jalisco, Colima or Michoacán.
The importance of the Pacific Ring of Fire
The Ring of Fire , also called the Pacific Ring of Fire, stretches for about 40,000 kilometers and has a particular shape, more specifically, similar to a horseshoe.
It is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and concentrates the largest subduction zone , which causes enormous seismic and volcanic activity in the areas it covers.
This belt includes the vast majority of American countries such as Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States and Canada.
The Government of Colima suspends classes after the earthquake of magnitude 6.9
The Secretary of Education and Culture of the state of Colima suspended classes this Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 at all levels, after the earthquake on Thursday morning that had a magnitude of 6.9.
This was detailed exhaustively on social networks, where citizens were invited to be attentive to the authority’s notices through their official accounts.
“State educational authorities in coordination with those of Civil Protection, have determined to suspend classes in all their modalities (face-to-face or virtual) at all levels and both in public schools and in private educational institutions at least for Thursday and Friday,” he said. .
“You are invited to follow the instructions of the authorities and inform yourself only through the official accounts of the government and Civil Protection,” he pointed out.
A woman has lost her life while leaving her home during the earthquake
This is how the earthquake was experienced in Mexico City
A new earthquake shook Mexico tonight, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 and epicenter in Coalcoman (Michoacán). The inhabitants of the Benito Juárez mayor’s office left their homes again this morning before the event.
The earthquake occurred at 1:16 with an epicenter 81 kilometers south of Calcoman, where last Monday’s occurred, according to the National Seismological Service (SSN).
Since the last earthquake on Monday, which left two dead and 10 injured, there have been more than 1,000 aftershocks. The Government of Mexico City activated surveillance protocols , but ruled out damage so far.
The census of families affected by the 7.7 earthquake began in Colima
Staff of the Welfare Secretariat began this Wednesday, September 21, the census survey for people whose homes or businesses were affected by the 7.7 magnitude earthquake, which was recorded this Monday, September 19, 2022, so that they can access the Program for the Welfare of People in Social or Natural Emergency.
They were deployed on Wednesday in the various municipalities and rural towns of Armería and Ixtlahuacán, two of the areas most affected by the natural phenomenon. The objective is to identify all the people in a state of emergency who require the support of the Program for the Well-being of People in Social or Natural Emergency, which was authorized by the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, after the efforts of the Governor of Colima, Indira Vizcaíno Silva, as well as corroborate the seriousness of the effects suffered in each home and/or business, informed the Colima authorities.
Earthquake in Mexico: Face-to-face classes in Colima will resume until September 26
Attention! The Government of the State of Colima reported that face-to-face classes in all public schools at the basic level will be resumed until it is guaranteed that they are safe infrastructures and without structural damage, this after the magnitude 7.7 earthquake on Monday, September 19; It is expected that the return to the classrooms will be until next Monday, September 26.
Likewise, it is announced that, in coordination with state and federal educational authorities, as well as with the representations of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), it has been defined that this Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23, classes will be resumed. in distance mode, to allow students to continue with the thematic coverage of their study programs and avoid further delays.
For its part, the University of Colima, private educational establishments and private daycare centers, which have confirmed that they have opinions that guarantee that their buildings are safe and have no damage to their structures, will resume face-to-face classes tomorrow, Thursday.
There are already 1,159 aftershocks of the 7.7 earthquake that surprised Mexico on September 19
The National Seismological Service (SSN) reported that as of 8:00 p.m. on September 21, 1,159 aftershocks of the magnitude 7.7 earthquake that surprised thousands of Mexican men and women last Monday, September 19, have been detected.
Earthquakes in Mexico: What are the measures before, during and after
Mexico is a country with a high possibility of seismological events occurring, in recent years the Aztec territory has been shaken by various phenomena that are now part of the historical, cultural and political memory, since their effects have achieved significant development, as well as awareness of being prepared for these events.
Experts in the field have repeated over and over again that earthquakes are not predictable, so awareness and education on how to act in the event of an earthquake are the closest elements that citizens have to protect themselves and help in the event of any phenomenon occurring. high ranking.
Below we will tell you some of the recommendations that the Mexican authorities have provided to stay alert and know how to act in the presence of an earthquake. Civil Protection of Mexico considers that there are three very relevant actions during a catastrophe.
Review tours remain in Michoacán to buildings affected by earthquake
During this Wednesday, personnel from Security, Civil Protection and the Government of Michoacán have made multiple tours in communities and municipalities to account for and provide support to families affected by the magnitude 7.7 earthquake, with its epicenter in this entity.
Mexico was surprised on Monday, September 19, by an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 at 1:04 p.m., located 59 kilometers south of Coalcoman, State of Michoacán, according to the National Seismological Service (SSN). The effects left by the tremor were multiple, in Mexico City there were no serious damages, however, different editions were affected.
The Government of Mexico City, headed by Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum, shared a document that encompasses all the effects left by the magnitude 7.7 earthquake, highlighting damage to at least 21 buildings located in the Cuauhtémoc, Azcapotzalco and Benito Juárez municipalities.
In Mexico all the time it is trembling since the country is located in an area of high seismicity, where five tectonic plates are located, which are: North America, Cocos, Pacific, Rivera and the Caribbean plate, as reported by the National Seismological Service (SSN).
It is true that annually, every September and specifically on the 19th, millions of Mexicans find themselves with the expectation that it will tremble, since this same day the earthquake of 1985 and 2017 occurred, both telluric movements that left serious affectations in multiple entities of the country, as well as an unforgettable number of wounded and deceased.