A very light intensity tremor was recorded in Puerto Peñasco at 13:11 local time (GMT+00:00). Its magnitude reached a magnitude of 3.6, with a depth of 10 kilometers.
There are still no details about material damage or victims as a result of this telluric movement, due to the recentness of the episode.
It is worth noting that Mexico is at constant risk of experiencing a major earthquake, such as those that occurred in 1985 and 2017. Such movements caused various 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 recorded in Mexico to date. With a magnitude of 8.6, it was followed by a tsunami that moved 6 kilometers beyond the coast.
Far from considering it an isolated event, the Center for Instrumentation and Seismic Recording (Cires) estimates the possibility that the country will face a similar situation in the near future. In the studies carried out in 2009 to analyze the aforementioned event, it was concluded that earthquakes of a similar magnitude could develop in the area located between the coasts of Mexico and Central America. There, in the so-called Guerrero Gap, there is great geological potential to cause catastrophes of such proportions.
However, a lower magnitude in a seismic event does not necessarily translate into a lower impact on buildings and infrastructure. Thus, in 1985 and 2017, the inhabitants of the capital, Mexico City, had to face the devastation caused by two earthquakes that became a watershed in their lives.
As for the one in 1985, it occurred on September 19 of that year at 7:19 local time (13:19 GMT), with an epicenter in the state of Guerrero and a magnitude of 8.2. Since then, it was believed that nothing like it would be repeated, but, coincidentally, it happened again exactly 32 years later.
The one in 2017 occurred between the states of Puebla and Morelos at 1:14 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. GMT). The balance of human victims reached 369 deaths.