Earthquake wakes up Mexicans

At around 9.00 am the south of Mexico was shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Ritcher scale. The epicentre was located 12.5 kilometres from Naopalpan, Veracruz. The head of the Mexico City government, Claudia Sheinbaum, commented on her social networks that for the moment no damage has been reported.

Following safety protocols, buildings, schools, and facilities were evacuated accordingly. The President of the country, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, was forced to evacuate from his morning press conference. The journalists who were present were instructed on how to proceed and calmly evacuated the National Palace. The live broadcast was recorded.

The last earthquake with terrible material damage was on 7 September last year, which had a magnitude of 7.1 and its epicenter was in Acapulco, Guerrero. Before this, a 7.4 magnitude quake was recorded in 2021 with its epicenter in Oaxaca. Mexico is a country that has suffered terrible earthquakes over the years, but none compare to those of 1985 and 2017, where the city was destroyed.

The bulletin of the Tsunami Warning Centre of the Ministry of the Navy (Semar in Spanish); reported that there were no variations in sea level due to the location of the epicenter. So despite being close to the sea, there is no danger.

In the State of Mexico, a helicopter has been flying over the streets looking for possible damage. So far, they have not found anything. More information on the damage caused by this morning’s quake will be available at a later date.

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