Last Minute: A light earthquake is reported in Coalcomán

registered a magnitude 4.0 tremor in the vicinity of Coalcomán at 23:40 local time (GMT+00:00). It had a light intensity and a depth of 7 kilometers.

Given the recentness of the event, the impact on human victims and material damage because of this telluric movement it continues without being established.

The North American country is located in an area of ​​high geological activity, which exposes you to the constant risk of suffering this type of event. Proof of the above were the earthquakes of 1985 and 2017, which caused great damage. Despite being one of the most present in the memory of both nationals and foreigners, they were not the largest.

The March 28, 1787, the strongest earthquake recorded in the country occurred. Oaxaca, then the central point of the Spanish colony, was the victim of a move of 8.6. That event so impetuous that it was followed by a tsunami that reached 6 kilometers inland.

According to data from the Center for Instrumentation and Seismic Recording (Cires), carried out in 2009 on the aforementioned earthquake, there is the possibility of a repetition of events above said magnitude. It is estimated that they may occur in the coming years. Its epicenter is calculated on the coasts of Mexico and Central America, since these are located in the so-called Guerrero Gap. This area is characterized by the accumulation of a large amount of geological energy.

Earthquakes like the one on this day bring to the memory of Mexicans the worst memories of 1985 and 2017, when all of Mexico City was paralyzed before the shocking consequences that each one left.

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.

That of 2017 was recorded at 1:14 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. GMT) with an epicenter on the borders of the states of Puebla and Morelos and left a balance of 369 deaths in the center of the country.

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