Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.6 and 5.2 ‘shake’ Baja California Sur and Sinaloa

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Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.6 and 5.2 ‘shake’ Baja California Sur and Sinaloa
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  • Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.6 and 5.2  ‘shake’ Baja California Sur and Sinaloa.
  • These quakes occur days after an earthquake affected the state of Guerrero.

What’s going on? This morning, it was announced that two earthquakes of magnitude 5.6 and 5.2 simultaneously ‘shook’ the states of Baja California Sur and Sinaloa in Mexico, according to information from El Heraldo de México.

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As reported by the National Seismological Service, today, minutes before noon, a 5.2 tremor was detected 125 km southwest of La Cruz, a town with just over 15,000 inhabitants in the state of Sinaloa. So far, no serious material damage or human losses have been reported.

Earthquakes of 5.6 and 5.2 degrees ‘shake’ Baja California Sur and Sinaloa

5.2 magnitude earthquake in Sinaloa
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As mentioned above, no significant incidents were reported, but even so, Civil Protection authorities began with the review protocol to confirm that there was no serious damage to any home.

In social networks, several users reported that the earthquake was felt in some municipalities in the state of Sinaloa, such as Culiacán, San Ignacio and Mazatlán. Earthquake detection applications rated this quake as “moderate.”

Also in Baja California Sur

Also in Baja California Sur
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On the other hand, almost at the same time, through the social networks of the National Seismological Service, the 5.6 earthquake was reported east of San José del Cabo in Baja California Sur. This movement was detected in several municipalities on the southern coast of this state.

Like the one that occurred in Sinaloa, no significant damage was detected, although revision protocols were also started. The National Civil Protection Coordination explained that the Tsunami Warning Center of the Secretary of the Navy ruled out the generation of a tsunami near the Mexican coast.

Due to earthquake, they declare disaster in Guerrero

Due to earthquake, they declare disaster in Guerrero
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The National Civil Protection Coordination issued a declaration of natural disaster for 16 municipalities in the State of Guerrero due to the effects left by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on September 7, reported the Reform Agency.

The municipalities declared as disaster areas are, among others, San Marcos, Acapulco de Juárez, Tecoanapa, Juan R. Escudero, Ayutla de los Libres, Mochitlán, Coyuca de Benítez and Chilpancingo de los Bravo (Archived as: Earthquakes of 5.6 and 5.2 degrees ‘shake’ Baja California Sur and Sinaloa Sismo).

Earthquake caused serious damage

Earthquake caused serious damage
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In addition, among the municipalities declared as disaster areas in the state of Guerrero are Acatepec, Tixtla de Guerrero, Chilapa de Álvarez, José Joaquín de Herrera, Tlacoapa, Eduardo Neri, Atoyac de Álvarez and Mártir de Cuilapan.

“This Declaration of Natural Disaster is issued for the purpose of addressing the damage triggered by disturbing natural phenomena, in accordance with the provisions of the General Civil Protection Law and the Guidelines,” the document reads.

Natural disaster

Natural disaster
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On September 9, through official letter SPC / 223/2021, the Government of Guerrero asked the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) to corroborate the disturbing natural phenomenon in 20 municipalities of the entity.

With official letter SSPC / CENAPRED / DG / 00797/2021, dated September 13, Cenapred issued its technical opinion and “corroborated” in 16 municipalities the earthquake with an epicenter 11 kilometers southwest of Acapulco, for which it considered appropriate to declare them in natural disaster (Filed under: 5.6 and 5.2 degree earthquakes ‘shake’ Baja California Sur and Sinaloa earthquake).

Four years after the earthquake in Mexico City

Four years after the earthquake in Mexico City
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As if coming out of cracks or dust, there is sad music and tune under the door. Too sad given the outlook of the building. Two towers, 10 levels, 70 beige and red apartments forgotten for four years: all the walls are fractured, some falls, the floor, the columns.

Downstairs, in the parking lot, where the columns were reinforced since the 2003 earthquake, the floor is also fractured, the slab is 25 centimeters out of date, and upstairs there is no furniture, no curtains, no windows. It gives the impression that no one is alive. That at any moment the building was going to collapse due to the flapping of a pigeon on the roof.

Sad reality

Sad reality
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“Look, there, in 503, there where you can see the blinds, where it looks like a dry plant, someone lives there.” María de los Ángeles Moreno, 64, spokeswoman for 61 families who lived there, points to Tower A, which overlooks Aguascalientes 12, Colonia Roma Sur, illuminated at the top by the afternoon sun. Like the rest, it seems forgotten. “And upstairs, where you see the curtains, someone else is living there.”

He wears a red helmet and a folder of folders on his arm. Three official opinions that the building is uninhabitable since the 7.1 earthquake of September 19, 2017, that day when he felt his life collapse. Government documents, requests, promises, the minutes of the condominium assembly where 61 owners agreed to the demolition and even one of the injunctions against, the 909/2019, requested by the residents of 304-B ​​and 603-A, that was denied them. The building was built before the 1985 earthquake.

“The building is on the verge of collapse”

"The building is on the point of collapse"
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“The damages that it would suffer (if it is not demolished) are of a lower degree when compared with those that the probable collapse of said property would generate to the community,” determined the First District Judge in administrative Matters on November 26, 2020 on the 9 thousand square meters of construction.

A few days earlier, the 81-year-old neighbor of apartment 202-A, Juda Negrete López, defended his right to live surrounded by diagonal cracks that run towards his door: “We have been told by several people that the building is on the point of collapse, but I am against that position, I say no, because it is vertical ”, he said (Filed under: 5.6 and 5.2 degree earthquakes ‘shake’ Baja California Sur and Sinaloa earthquake).

September marked by earthquakes

September marked by earthquakes
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At 13 hours 14 minutes and 40 seconds on September 19, 2017, when Mexicans had not finished shaking off the dust of the September 7 earthquake in Oaxaca and Chiapas, another earthquake caused 369 deaths, 228 in Mexico City. The death numbers are exact, then comes an avalanche of numbers.

Miguel Ángel Mancera, former Head of Government, reported 7 thousand damaged homes. In its census during the transition, the new government located 25,42 homes and 141 buildings in Mexico City, as reported on December 16. A figure that by August 18, 2020 changed to 141 buildings and 7,294 damaged homes, according to a statement published on its official website.

Consequences of the earthquake

Consequences of the earthquake
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“The earthquake affected us, but the attitude of a few who are against the possibility of rebuilding our building again has affected us,” says Luis Javier Ramírez Foullioux, 45 years old, 35 of them living in apartment 701 de la Torre. A from Aguascalientes, four years out of it.

On September 19, 2017, when he too felt himself fading, Ramírez Foullioux looked out the seventh floor window and caught sight of the dust from the collapsed buildings in Roma, la Condesa and Paseo de la Reforma. 38 in total collapsed throughout the City. He helped his father out and then went up for his 79-year-old grandmother, who lived three floors below, at 402 (With information from Agencia Reforma) (Filed under: 5.6 and 5.2-degree earthquakes ‘shake’ Baja California Sur and Sinaloa Earthquake).

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