An earthquake categorized as imperceptible was registered in Rio Grande at 01:25 local time (GMT + 00: 00), with a magnitude of 2.8 and a depth of 16 kilometers. Its epicenter was located 7 km northwest of the city.
There is still no news regarding the victims and the material damage caused by this earthquake.
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, it was followed by a tsunami that advanced 6 kilometers beyond the coast.
In 2009, the Center for Instrumentation and Seismic 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 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 occurred between the states of Puebla and Morelos at 1:14 p.m. local time (18:30 GMT). The balance of human victims reached 369 deaths.