Tremor TODAY: EVERYTHING about yesterday’s earthquakes in CDMX

Tremor TODAY: EVERYTHING about yesterday’s earthquakes in CDMX
Tremor TODAY: EVERYTHING about yesterday’s earthquakes in CDMX

An earthquake is always a cause for alarm, especially in Mexico City and other cities in the country, where catastrophic memories of earthquakes cause citizens to not skimp on security.

Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4 and 5.2, recorded one after the other, between 11:15 a.m. and 11:16 a.m., respectively, took residents of various areas of the capital by surprise this Sunday.because due to its low intensity the seismic alarm speaker system was not activated.

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According to reports from the National Seismological Service (SSN), The epicenter of both earthquakes was located southeast of San Marcos, Guerrero, and although they were not of high magnitude, the telluric movement was perceived in municipalities such as Iztacalco, Benito Juárez, Cuauhtémoc and Azcapotzalco.

There were even evacuations in public and commercial buildingsas well as in the venues where young people took the Comipens exam.

Given the reports from residents of the capital who noticed the tremors, the Secretariat of Citizen Security carried out a reconnaissance flight over the City, without reporting any damage.

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Minutes after the earthquakes were recorded, and prior to her participation in a public event at the Gustavo A. Madero mayor’s office, the head of the Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection, Myriam Urzúa, also confirmed that There were no reports of damage or impacts.. “The mayor’s office where it was perceived the most was in Iztacalco, with 5.4 degrees, it is the minimum perception and there is no problem, the seismic alert did not sound, there are no effects of any kind,” said the official.

Questioned about this, Urzúa said that The alarm was not activated because the energy of the tremors was not intense enough.

The official gave such an explanation before the adjustment in the SSN, which she preliminarily reported that One of the earthquakes was magnitude 5.4, and later determined that they were 4 and 5.2.

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At the event at the GAM sports complex, the head of Government, Martí Batres, arrived around 12:00 p.m., while at 11:45 a.m. he had shared on his X account that, “due to the weak intensity of the tremor , the speakers that emit the seismic alert were not activated.

In his speech to the neighbors who attended the delivery of the rehabilitation works, the president confirmed that The earthquake was of short duration and low intensity and, therefore, the seismic alert loudspeaker system was not activated..

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