- Earthquake shakes the earth in Mexico in the middle of Independence Day.
- A 4.9 earthquake occurs in the state of Oaxaca.
- So far no damage or injuries have been reported.
After having suffered a strong earthquake in Mexico City a few days ago, which sparked fear among the citizens who experienced this terrible event, there was a replica in the state of Guerrero where some structures suffered damage.
In the middle of Independence Day, Mexico suffers another earthquake in one of its states, the events occurred on this Thursday afternoon, September 16, southeast of Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca. A 4.8 magnitude quake terrorized the people living there, according to El universal.
4.9 earthquake in Mexico
It should be remembered that we are in this season of terror, where natural phenomena, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and storms are present very consecutively. Different people suffer when they issue a warning alert about a possible event because of the damage they can cause.
The National Seismological Service (SSN) reported through its Twitter account about the event: “EARTHQUAKE Magnitude 4.8 Loc 32 km Southeast of OCOTLAN DE MORELOS, OAX 09/16/21 17:45:25 Lat 16.65 Lon -96.42 Pf 63 km ”, detailed the dependence on his social network profile.
Mexico Oaxaca earthquake: No seismic alert was issued
Through social networks, information has been kept about what happened in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, where it had been reported that the earthquake was 4.9 and its epicenter had been located in the municipality of Tlacolula. So far no damage or injuries have been reported.
According to the State Coordination of Civil Protection of Oaxaca, they affirmed that this natural phenomenon did not merit a seismic alert, as they said in their social network accounts. The possible cause according to his post was due to “the energy estimate in the first seconds did not exceed the pre-established levels.”
Mexico Oaxaca earthquake: security protocols are activated
For his part, Governor Alejandro Murat on his Twitter profile pointed out that the security protocols were activated due to the earthquake: “An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 was registered with an epicenter in Tlacolula de Matamoros; we activate the security protocols, ”he wrote.
Immediately Internet users were present in the comments: “I hope no school has been damaged, or they will be damaged for many years”, “It felt strong in the north of the city”, were some of the messages sent by users that were they showed concerned.
Mexico Oaxaca earthquake: Green code
Minutes after the earthquake, the Oaxaca Undersecretariat for Prevention and Social Reintegration reported on its social network account that after the earthquake in the south of Tlacolula, a green code was activated in the 10 Penitentiary Centers of the state. The authorities carried out a supervision to review different places that could be affected.
Later the National Meteorological Service announced that another earthquake of magnitude 4.8 was registered southeast of Ocotlán de Morelos. Users were quite concerned after hearing the news, as they remember what happened a few days ago in Mexico City.
Mexico Oaxaca earthquake: earthquakes in the Canary Islands activate alarm
The Canary Islands authorities in Spain activated the alert for volcanic risk on the island of La Palma after more than 4,200 earthquakes were recorded in recent days. The strongest tremor of those registered in the swarm of earthquakes that have occurred in recent days has had a magnitude of 3.4, according to the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan), reported The Daily Mail.
“An intensification of the type of seismic activity in the coming days cannot be ruled out,” the institute said. Likewise, the Spanish government office in the Atlantic archipelago said that the situation “could change rapidly in the short term”, but emphasized that “there is no clear evidence to suggest that an eruption is imminent.”
Mexico Oaxaca earthquake: Yellow alert issued
Canary Islands authorities raised the alert level from green to yellow, the second of four levels, in certain areas around the volcano. The yellow alert level means that civil protection officials must inform the public “to take precautions before a possible volcanic eruption”, in accordance with Pevolca’s emergency plan.
In the last hours, the volcano has revealed its calculations on the magma that presses under the soil of La Palma and that has already raised the ground ten centimeters in some parts of the island: it is 11 million cubic meters.
Tremors have been superficial
Involcan said that all of the earthquakes had been shallow and the “significant ground deformation” was the result of “a small volume” of new magma flowing into the reservoir below the volcano. “Without a doubt, the current seismic swarm represents a significant change in the activity of the Cumbre Vieja volcano and is related to a process of magmatic intrusion under the island of La Palma,” he said.
The president of the Cabildo de La Palma, Mariano Hernández Zapata, indicated that a rapid evolution with a “short-term” outcome was not ruled out. “We live on a volcanic island and an eruption is one of the options that can be given,” said Hernández, reported The country. Filed Under: Mexico Oaxaca earthquake
Tremor in southwest China
Meanwhile, a strong earthquake destroyed houses, killed at least three people and injured dozens on Thursday in southwest China’s Sichuan province. Rescue work was underway after the 6.0 magnitude earthquake on the Ritcher scale.
According to the official Xinhua news agency, the quake struck at 4:33 a.m. on Thursday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) in Luxian, a county in the Chinese city of Luzhou. State broadcaster CCTV said about 88 people were injured, three of them seriously. It also reported that some 35 houses had collapsed. Filed Under: Mexico Oaxaca earthquake
Leave at least 3 dead
The epicenter of the quake was about 200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of Chengdu, the provincial capital. The Xinhua News Agency reported that collapsed walls and houses could be seen on the road to the quake’s epicenter, and that power service had been suspended in much of Jiaming city. Local media showed groups of residents cleaning up the rubble.
Rescuers went door-to-door in heavy rain looking for people in damaged houses in Fuji city to transfer them to temporary shelters, Xinhua said. Workers distributed moon cakes, a traditional gift for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival week, and other food in a shelter. Filed Under: Mexico Oaxaca earthquake
“Some bricks fell off the wall”
Lai Jianrong, a Fuji resident, told Xinhua that she felt a slight tremor around 4 a.m. and ran out barefoot in her nightgown when the tremors became intense. “Some bricks fell off the wall and I didn’t dare to go inside again,” the agency said, quoting her.
More than 3,200 people have been transferred to 79 shelters, CCTV said. Western China is regularly affected by earthquakes. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake in May 2008 killed nearly 90,000 people in Sichuan, many of them in collapsed schools and other poorly constructed buildings. Filed Under: Mexico Oaxaca earthquake
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