Mexico City, April 22, 2019 – The earth shakes from one part of the world to another. After Philippines earthquake, a powerful one magnitude 5.4 earthquake (or maybe 5.7) hit the Mexico Southern. The epicenter of the strong earthquake was recorded at 18 kilometers deep, 9 km south / south-east of Cuajinicuilapa, in the southern State of Guerrero, reports the American geological institute (Usgs).
In reality there were three earthquakes recorded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca: after the first – also felt in Mexico City at 3.15 pm (Italian 10.15 pm) – the National Seismological Service (SSN) specified that 30 minutes later there was a second earthquake, with the same epicenter, of magnitude 4.7 Richter grades, and from a third to 16.49 local magnitude 4,1, always south of Pinotepa.
According to local media reports, no damage or casualties have been recorded, but it is curious that the first earthquake shook the skyscrapers of Mexico City, distant over 1,300 kilometers. In reality, very often in the capital, shocks are perceived as very distant: this is due to the fact that Mexico City is built on a ancient lake basin, an aspect that somehow amplifies the perceived shocks.
According to the National Seismological Center the quake was of magnitude 5.7.
Preliminar: SISMO Magnitud 5.7 Loc 65 km to OMETEPEC SUROESTE, GRO 04/22/19 15:15:23 Lat 16.16 Lon -98.69 Pf 10 km pic.twitter.com/Fl6VMFbK6X
– Sismologico Nacional (@SismologicoMX)
22 April 2019
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