Oaxaca continues with intense seismic activity, reports Civil Protection

In Oaxaca, seismic movements increased as a result of the earthquake of September 7, 2017, with a magnitude of 8.2 degrees

Believe it or not, the state of Oaxaca continues to register intense seismic activity ever since, according to the State Coordination for Civil Protection, the state concentrates about 45 percent of the seismic activity recorded in all of Mexico.

Miguel Morales, a seismologist for the Oaxaca Civil Protection, said: “Oaxaca continues to occupy the first place, of the little more than 22,900 earthquakes that occur nationwide, 10,400 are occurring in the state of Oaxaca.”

In Oaxaca, seismic movements increased as a result of the earthquake of September 7, 2017, with a magnitude of 8.2 degrees.

Then came another earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.2, on February 16, 2018.

And the most recent, one of magnitude 7.5 degrees, with an epicenter in Bahías de Huatulco, was registered on June 23, 2020.

Since then, the state has not stopped shaking.

Although most of the earthquakes are imperceptible, movements with magnitudes greater than 4.5 or 5 degrees are continuously present in the region, and these quakes are felt in a good part of the state.

There are two regions of Oaxaca that concentrate most of the epicenters, in seismic movements: the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the region of the Pacific Coast.

Source: Noticieros Televisa

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