States on Alert for 2 Strong Earthquakes and a Seismic Swarm

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the state of Chiapas early this Sunday morning, followed by a seismic swarm in Jalisco, according to the National Seismological Service (SSN).

So far, the highest magnitude earthquake reported in Jalisco was 4.8 on the Richter scale.

7 Earthquakes Reported in Jalisco The first earthquake in Jalisco occurred at 02:04:54 hours. This initial tremor was followed by six more earthquakes, all with epicenters in Cihuatlán, Jalisco.

The earthquakes had magnitudes ranging from 4.8 to 3.8 and were recorded between 02:04:54 and 07:05:52 hours.

4.1 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (07:05)

4.3 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (04:26)

3.9 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (04:14)

4.0 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (04:11)

4.0 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (04:00)

4.8 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (03:55)

3.8 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (02:04) According to the SSN, none of the earthquakes caused damage or personal injuries. However, some of the tremors were perceptible near the state’s municipality.

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Surprises Chiapas

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the state of Chiapas, previously mentioned to have reached 6.6 magnitude.

According to the National Seismological Service, the earthquake was located 76 kilometers southwest of Ciudad Hidalgo at 05:39 hours.

How was the earthquake felt in Chiapas and Guatemala?

The tremor was felt most strongly in the coastal, mountainous, and Soconusco regions, but it was also perceptible in San Marcos, Guatemala. The strength of the seismic movement caused panic among the inhabitants, who took to the streets as a precautionary measure.

Earthquakes in Other States Today May 12, 2024 In addition to the earthquakes recorded in Jalisco, tremors of various magnitudes were registered in several states.

Magnitude above 6 6.2 southwest of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas (5:39) Magnitude above 5 5.0 north of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California (12:22) Magnitude above 4 4.8 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (03:55) 4.3 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (04:26) 4.1 north of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California (11:24) 4.1 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (07:05) 4.0 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (04:11) 4.0 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (04:00) 4.0 southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca (1:43) Magnitude above 3 3.9 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (04:14) 3.9 southwest of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas (4:04) 3.8 south of Coalcoman, Michoacán (3:35) 3.8 southwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco (02:04) 3.8 east of Culiacán, Sinaloa (1:27) 3.8 east of Culiacán, Sinaloa (0:03) 3.7 south of Coalcoman Michoacán (0:03) 3.7 east of Culiacán, Sinaloa (1.42) 3.7 southwest of Huetamo, Michoacán (2:18) 3.7 southwest of Mazatepec, Chiapas (4:43) 3.6 southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero (3:40) 3.6 southwest of Manzanillo, Colima (00:13) 3.6 north of Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca (00:11) 3.5 southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero (3:40) 3.4 northwest of Matías Romero, Oaxaca (3:03) 3.3 south of Minatitlán, Veracruz (00:14) 3.3 northwest of Tecpan, guerrero (2:15) 3.3 northwest of San Felipe, Baja California (2:20) 3.3 west of Ometepec, Guerrero (4:59) 3.2 east of San Marcos, Guerrero (3.39) 3.2 southwest of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca (3:26) 3.1 north of Cintalapa, Chiapas (00:52)

What is recommended to do in case of an earthquake?

In the event of significant seismic activity, the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) calls not to fall for rumors or fake news and only to get informed from official sources, such as Civil Protection authorities.

After an earthquake, it is recommended to do the following:

Check your house for possible damages Use your phone only in emergencies Do not light matches or candles until you are sure there is no gas leak Remember that aftershocks can occur, so it is important to stay alert.

Source: ONU Tv