On the morning of Thursday, March 3, the National Seismological Service (SSN) reported earthquake preliminary magnitude 6.2 on Island, Veracruz; It was recorded at 8:40 a.m., which is why the country’s seismic alerts were activated in several regions and in CDMX.
According to information from the Seismological Service, its epicenter was 2 kilometers southeast of Isla, Veracruz with a depth of 10 kilometers, so seismic alerts were activated in the morning; the inhabitants of the capital took to the streets when the seismic alert sounded.
On March 1st we informed you in AmericanPost.News that an earthquake was recorded with an epicenter in Oaxaca. At the time they indicated that it was perceptible in the center of the country. The evacuation of buildings in Mexico City, Oaxaca, including downtown Veracruz, was reported.
Preliminary magnitude 6.2 earthquake with epicenter in Veracruz caused damage?
Omar García Harfuch, head of the CDMX Citizen Security Secretariat (SSC), indicated that an overflight began in the streets to check that there is no damage caused by the earthquake. For their part, Civil Protection personnel reported that so far there is no report of damage.
While Claudia Sheinbaum, the head of the Government of CDMX, reported through her official Twitter account that the emergency protocols were activated without any damage reported so far, she also reported that there was an evacuation of some buildings.
What have been the strongest earthquakes in Mexico?
The strongest earthquakes in Mexico were the one that occurred on March 28, 1787, recorded with a magnitude of 8.6 on the coast of Oaxaca. In 2017, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 was recorded with an epicenter in the Gulf of Tehuantepec on September 7, leaving 99 dead.
Another of the strongest earthquakes was the one that was recorded on September 19, 2019 with a magnitude of 7.1 in Puebla, which claimed the lives of 370 people and left thousands injured. On the other hand, this Thursday, March 3, a preliminary magnitude 6.2 earthquake was recorded with an epicenter in Isla, Veracruz.
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