“It was very strong”: this morning, inhabitants reported an earthquake in Acapulco, Guerrero

So far there is no record of damage.  (Photo: @SismologicoMX)
So far there is no record of damage. (Photo: @SismologicoMX)

This morning, an earthquake of 4.7 degrees of magnitude shook southeast of Acapulco, Guerrero, without causing damage, but it was perceived in various areas of the state, according to reports from the Service National Seismological (SSN).

It was an earthquake with a depth five kilometers from the designated area, latitude 16-70 and longitude -99.69, the seismological reiterated.

While, Guerrero Civil Protection announced that the earthquake registered at 4:15 hours did not merit a seismic alert because the energy estimate in the first seconds did not exceed the pre-established levels.

“Near sensor: Coast of Guerrero 15 kilometers southeast of Acapulco,” he wrote through his social networks.

The SSN reported the tremor this morning.  (Photo: @SismologicoMX)
The SSN reported the tremor this morning. (Photo: @SismologicoMX)

However, He warned that it was perceived in some areas of the Tierra Caliente entity such as: Acapulco, Coyuca de Benítez, Juan R. Escudero and Chilpancingo.

Although no warning alarms sounded, some residents revealed that they did feel strong in the port.

That the replica of the earthquake in Acapulco does not come, please… I need to sleep”; “After the earthquake that literally pulled me out of bed, let’s see if I can get to sleep”; “4 am, pull that was felt”; “Hello, a strong earthquake has just occurred in Acapulco, it lasted a few seconds, but it was very strong someone else felt it? ”Were some of the phrases that users shared via Twitter.

Marcos César Mayares, secretary of Civil Protection of the state, assured that the emergency protocols were activated in the event of the earthquake, and communication was maintained with the municipalities where the earthquake was perceived, although there is no report of affectations so far.

Some people revealed the magnitude of the earthquake.  (Photo: Twitter)
Some people revealed the magnitude of the earthquake. (Photo: Twitter)

In the city of Chilapa de Álvarez, also in Guerrero, there was a record of a 4.4 magnitude earthquake at 4:16 am and a depth of 26 kilometers to the northeast, reported the SSN.

For its part, in the state of Oaxaca, a telluric movement was detected on December 25, a holiday for Christmas in the country, also during the early morning.

According to the agency, it was recorded southwest of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, with a depth of 6 kilometers. Latitude of 15.72 and longitude of -97.25.

Regarding the Christmas theme, this December 25, Acapulco was the center of attention by dozens of walkers who were caught without face masks on the beaches of the hot land area.

Dozens of people were captured in Acapulco without masks.  (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
Dozens of people were captured in Acapulco without masks. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

And it is that despite the wave of COVID-19, which does not cease and continues to impact the country, with a recent report by the health authorities of more than 1,362,564 infected and more than 121,000 deaths from the disease, several tourists They arrived at the Guerrero beaches, due to the December holiday period.

According to the most recent information, in the entity there are more than 25,000 infected people and more than 2,000 deaths due to COVID-19.

Despite the authorities’ call to stay home and respect security protocols, several photographs of people without masks were spread through the media and social networks to demonstrate their assistance to the port.

So far, Mexico has four entities with an epidemiological red light, that is, a maximum contagion alert, and they are: Mexico City, Morelos, Guanajuato and the State of Mexico.


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