One tremor categorized as mild was registered in Salina Cruz at 0:16 local time (GMT+00:00), with a 4.0 magnitude and a depth of 17 kilometers. Its epicenter was located 107 km southeast of the city.
Due to the recency of this episode, There are still no details about material damage or victims as a consequence of this telluric movement.
Mexico stands out as one of the North American countries with the most seismic activity. In popular memory, the events of 1985 and 2017 stand out above all, movements that caused devastation in their territory. Despite being the most remembered, they were not the largest since modern times.
The strongest earthquake on record In the history of Mexico, the March 28, 1787, at the time of the Spanish colony. Its epicenter was in Oaxaca and it had a magnitude of 8.6. This not only caused the earth to vibrate in an incredible way, but even caused a tsunami that reached 6 kilometers inland.
Experts from the Center for Instrumentation and Seismic Recording (Cires) estimate that it will be possible to repeat similar situations in the near future. These conclusions arose from a study dated 2009 that sought to analyze the aforementioned event. It was then said that there could be earthquakes of a similar magnitude on the coasts of Mexico and Central America. This is because this area has great potential for events of a geological nature, given its location in the so-called Guerrero Gap.
However, such a large magnitude is not necessary to sow chaos. Mexicans keep memories of minor earthquakes, which occurred in 1985 and 2017. On such occasions, the entire capital was paralyzed before the unparalleled consequences of such telluric movements.
The one on September 19, 1985 occurred at 7:19 local time (13:19 GMT) with a magnitude of 8.2 and with its epicenter in the state of Guerrero. Since that earthquake, many thought that something like this would not happen again. But 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 (6:30 p.m. GMT). The balance of human victims reached 369 deaths.