ORn earthquake of magnitude 7.7 shook Mexico today, Monday, September 19, 2022. At 13:05:09, minutes after the National Drill, An earthquake occurred 63 km south of Coalcomn, in the state of Michoacn.
The preliminary report of the National Seismological indicated that the intensity was 6.8; however minutes later it adjusted to 7.4. Hours later it was reported to be 7.7.
“Already with the full length of the seismograms, we have to mention that the magnitude estimate Mw changed to 7.7, that’s the estimate we have with the latest data obtained”, government authorities reported.
What to do during and after an earthquake?
3:50 p.m. | Mexico is in a highly seismic zone, so tremors can occur at any time without being able to predict when they will happen. In order to be prevented, the authorities provide some recommendations to avoid any problem during an earthquake. Concelas by clicking HERE.
Tsunami warning ruled out on the coast of Colima
3:40 p.m. | Civil Protection of Colima rules out “at this time the tsunami alert for the coasts of the entity, although variations in the waves are expected, we reiterate to avoid approaching the beaches.”
How many aftershocks are there from today’s tremor?
3:30 p.m. | The National Seismologist reported that up to 3:20 p.m. (Central Mexico time) 168 aftershocks of the 7.7 earthquake were recorded. The figure is expected to increase as the hours go by.
How and where to report if my house or building has any damage?
3:20 p.m. | Damage review continues in Mexico after this afternoon’s earthquake. If you notice that there is damage to your house – building or any property, report it by the corresponding means. How and where to do it? HERE the information.
Video: Pedestrian bridge falls in Manzanillo
3:10 p.m. | Colima is one of the most affected states. Here is another video captured by a motorist, who reports the fall of a pedestrian bridge in Manzanillo.
Video: This is how the tremor felt in CDMX
3:05 p.m. | The 7.4 earthquake was felt strongly in different parts of Mexico City. Users in social networks published some videos, where the sound of the seismic alert and the way of acting of several citizens are perceived.
Classes suspended in Colima
3:00 p.m. | The Government of Colima announces the suspension of classes today Monday in the evening shift at all levels. The state continues to assess the damage.
Earthquake September 19: Mexico and the unfortunate coincidence
2:55 p.m. | September 19 is not just another date in Mexico. An unfortunate coincidence marked by earthquakes: 1985, 2017 and 2022. HERE more information about it.
Evaluation tours continue in Michoacn
2:50 p.m. | In Michoacn, evaluation tours continue, in order to verify possible damage after the earthquake. It is reiterated that any incident must be reported to 911.
Video: Gym collapses in Manzanillo, Colima
2:45 p.m. | One of the most shocking videos of today’s earthquake. In Manzanillo, Colima, a gym collapses. This was captured and shared on social networks:
Will there be aftershocks from today’s tremor?
2:40 p.m. | Yes. During the last hour there have been reports at least 64 aftershocks of today’s tremor, September 19, 2022. They are expected to continue throughout the day; what is impossible is to predict how intense they will be or how often a new one will occur.
102 calls to 911 related to the earthquake
2:38 p.m. | The 911 report is given. Until 2:30 p.m. there are 102 calls with issues related to the earthquake, the most common nervous breakdown (43), followed by power outages. In addition reports of falling poles and falling trees
99.1 percent of seismic alerts worked
2:32 p.m. | The press conference of Claudia Sheinbaum, head of Government of CDMX, begins. It is confirmed that there is no damage in the Mexican capital and that 99.1 percent of the seismic alerts worked properly.
The mobility network works normally, except for Line 4 of the Metro due to power problems.
It is also reported that there is minor damage, such as in the building of Dr. Río de la Loza.
They evacuate a building in the center of CDMX
2:32 p.m. | A government building has been evicted in CDMX, right on the corner of San Antonio Abad and Fernando Alva. This was due to the fact that material began to fall from the facade of an adjoining building, all the people were evicted.
They confirm the first fatality from today’s earthquake
2:30 p.m. | The president, Andrs Manuel López Obrador, confirms by telephone that there is a deceased person in Manzanillo due to the fall of a fence from the Coppel store.
Damage reported in Michoacn
2:25 p.m. | In social networks they begin to report damage in Michoacn. Here is an image of the Regional Hospital of Maruata and the ISSSTE of Apatzingn, with cracks.
Variation in sea level is recorded in Guerrero
2:20 p.m. | SkyAlert reports that the tide station in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, “records variation in sea level of up to 80 cm in amplitude (instrumental tsunami)”. As a precaution, avoid the coasts during the next few hours, not because of the height of the level but because of the force – push that the sea has”.
Why tremble in September?
2:15 p.m. | Although the most remembered earthquakes in Mexico have occurred in the month of September, it does not mean that on this date it trembles more or with more intensity. Full information HERE.
Tsunami alert activated in the Pacific after the earthquake
2:10 p.m. | With an epicenter in Coalcomn, Michoacn, the movement caused the US Tsunami Warning Center to issue a tsunami warning to the entire Pacific coast, although the waves are not expected to increase significantly. HERE the INFORMATION.
Civil Protection asks not to share unofficial information
2:00 p.m. | The National Civil Protection Coordination reminds all citizens not to share information that does not come from an official source and is accurate, in order to avoid spreading false data that could cause panic or uncertainty.
What probability was there that the earthquake would be repeated on September 19?
1:55 p.m. | According to José Luis Mateos, a specialist in complex systems at the UNAM Institute of Physics, the probability that three earthquakes of more than 7 degrees will be registered in a country in three September 19 it was one for 133,225; that is, .000751 percent.
35 people, with a nervous breakdown during an earthquake in the Metro
1:50 p.m. | Guillermo Caldern, Director of the Metro Collective Transportation System, reports a power failure on Line 4, in addition to 35 people with a nervous breakdown (only needing medical attention).
It is estimated that 70,000 people were affected during the earthquake in the Metro, according to Caldern’s dialogue with Foro.
How and where to report if the speakers in my house did not sound?
1:45 p.m. | The CDMX C5 asks citizens to report failures in the speakers of the Seismic Alert System. With the ID of the post and its location, you can communicate it to 911 or *0311, as well as on official C5 social networks @C5_CDMX.
How long did today’s earthquake last?
1:40 p.m. | Today’s earthquake, Monday, September 19, 2022, had a duration of two minutes and 44 seconds.
Five SSC condors fly over to rule out damage
1:35 p.m. | Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government of CDMX, reports that five condors from the Secretary of Citizen Security of CDMX continue to fly over to rule out damage.
“There is no damage or relevant news”: Omar Garca Harfuch
1:20 p.m. | Omar García Harfuch, Secretary of Citizen Security of Mexico City, reports that “There is no damage or relevant news at the moment. We will continue to report from C5,” he wrote on social networks.
Andrs Manuel López Obrador: “We hope that nothing serious has happened”
1:17 p.m. | The president of Mexico, Andrs Manuel Lopez Obrador, issued a message minutes after the earthquake: “It is a 6.8 earthquake according to the National Seismological, whose epicenter is in Coalcomn, Michoacn, 59 km south of Colima. We are going to start collecting information, we wish with all our hearts that nothing serious has happened”.