An earthquake categorized as light was registered in Rio Grande at 01:26 local time (GMT + 00: 00), with a magnitude of 4.1 and a depth of 12 kilometers. Its epicenter was located 35 km west of the city.
There are still no details about material damage or victims as a result of this earthquake, due to the recentness of the episode.
This is not the first time that Mexico has suffered this type of onslaught of nature. Its geographical position places it at constant risk of experiencing these events. Thus, in 1985 and 2017, there were seismic movements that caused enormous destruction in the North American nation. Although these two are the most recognized today, they are not the largest in the territory.
On March 28, 1787, a colonial Oaxaca was shaken by what has been the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Mexico. With a magnitude of 8.6 on the Richter scale, it was followed by a tsunami that advanced 6 kilometers beyond the coast.
According to data from the Center for Instrumentation and Seismic Registration (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 years to come. Its epicenter is calculated on the coasts of Mexico and Central America, since these are located in the so-called Brecha de Guerrero. 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.
On September 19, 1985, an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 on the Richter scale occurred, with its epicenter in the state of Guerrero. It was 07:19 local time (13:19 GMT). At that time, it was thought that there would be no more earthquakes of such dimensions, but a related event occurred exactly 32 years later.
That of 2017 was registered at 1:14 p.m. local time (18:30 GMT) with an epicenter on the limits of the states of Puebla and Morelos and left a balance of 369 deaths in the center of the country.