A strong earthquake shakes the city of Motozintla

registered a magnitude 4.1 tremor in the vicinity of Motozintla at 1:25 local time (GMT+00:00). It had a light intensity and a depth of 215 kilometers.

Given the recentness of the telluric movement, The extent of the damage is still unknown in terms of material damage and human casualties.

It is worth noting that Mexico is at constant risk of experiencing a major earthquake, such as those that occurred in 1985 and 2017. Such movements caused various misfortunes. Despite being the most remembered, they have not been the largest in the territory.

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.

In 2009, the Center for Instrumentation and Seismic Recording (Cires) carried out a study to further investigate the events of 1787. It was then suggested that an event with a force greater than 8.6 degrees may occur soon. It is believed that the epicenter will be located in the region between the Mexican and Central American coasts. It should be noted that the area, known as the Guerrero Breccia, has geological antecedents that support this hypothesis.

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.

On September 19, 1985, an earthquake occurred. magnitude 8.2, with epicenter in the state of Guerrero. It was 07:19 local time (13:19 GMT). At that time, it was thought that there would be no more earthquakes of such dimensions, but a similar event occurred 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.


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