There is a report of imperceptible seismic activity –2.7 degrees on the Richter scale– in Acapulco. The episode took place at 4:20 p.m. local time (22:20 UTC), with an epicenter 19 km northeast of that town and a depth of 11 kilometers.
Given the recent nature of the event, the impact on human victims and material damage caused by this earthquake continues to not be established.
It is worth noting that Mexico is in constant risk of experiencing an earthquake of great magnitude, such as those that occurred in 1985 and 2017. Such movements caused several misfortunes. Despite being the most remembered, they have not been 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.
In 2009, the Center for Seismic Instrumentation and Registration (Cires) carried out a study to further investigate the events of 1787. It was then suggested that an event with a force greater than 8.6 degrees may occur soon. The epicenter is believed to be located in the region between the Mexican and Central American coasts. It should be noted that the area, known as the Guerrero Gap, has geological antecedents that support this hypothesis.
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.