The researcher of the Institute of Geophysics of the UNAM, Carlos Vallesexplained that the telluric movements greater than 7 degrees of magnitude on the Richter scale that occurred on September 19, are a “coincidence”since so far there are no scientific explanations that prove otherwise.
“It is a coincidence, our record is short and also our life as human beings is very short, it is worth reflecting on it because if we only think that September 19 will tremble, we will not be prepared, any other day it can tremble,” he warned.
On the other hand, the expert pointed out that the month in which the most seismic activity is reported is during the month of December and not September, as can be perceived.
At the same time that he reported, he also asked to be aware and promote a culture of prevention, to take the protocols seriously and finally, he recommended the use of a emergency mini bag where you carry a small lamp, a loud whistle, a portable battery and cable to charge the cell phone, a knife, a USB with scanned documents such as birth certificates, car bills; a mask, a list with names and phone numbers written on a piece of paper, and cash.
Mexico seismic zone
The scientist also stressed that Mexico is one of the countries that has a National Seismological System, able to accurately indicate that a movement is about to happen, however he also said that it is necessary to remember that the country is situated on a naturally seismic zone.
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States with the most activity
According to the SSN, the Republic is located in one of the most active regions in the world, since it is located in the area known as the Circum-Pacific Belt, where the greatest seismic activity on the planet is concentrated, since it is right here that the North American Plate it separates from that of the Pacific but rubs against that of the Caribbean and collides with those of Rivera and Cocos, hence the incidence of earthquakes.
being, these states that report the greatest activity: Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco are the states with the highest seismicity in the Mexican Republic due to the interaction of the oceanic plates of Cocos and Rivera that subduct with those of North America and the Caribbean on the Pacific coast in front of these states, the states of Veracruz, Tlaxcala, Morelos, Puebla, Nuevo León, Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur and the Federal District are also affected by this same action.
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