Earthquake News: A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Mexico on Sunday midnight. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) informed on Monday that the depth of the earthquake that occurred at around 2 am was about 10 km.
According to the National Weather Service US Tsunami Warning System, the earthquake is not likely to generate a tsunami. According to preliminary reports, the 6.3 magnitude earthquake did not cause any damage in the affected areas.
Earthquakes are common in Mexico
Explain that seismic activities are common in Mexico. Mexico is home to several active volcanoes. Let us tell you that on May 25, there were strong tremors of earthquake in Mexico. Its intensity on the Richter scale was 6.6. There was no damage due to the earthquake. Apart from this, on May 18, there was a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was 2 km southeast of the municipality of Canilla, Guatemala.
What to do during an earthquake?
- In the event of an earthquake, one should always remain calm and reassure others.
- During the event, one should always look for the safest place. Like- should stand away from open space, buildings.
- People living indoors who cannot leave in time should hide under desks, tables or beds. Also stay away from glass windows.
- Do not rush to leave the building while remaining calm as this may lead to a stampede.
- If outside, move away from buildings and power lines and stop moving vehicles immediately.
how dangerous is an earthquake
- 0 to 1.9 – can be known only by seismography.
- 2 to 2.9 – Light tremors are felt.
- 3 to 3.9- If a high speed vehicle passes by you, it has such an effect.
- 4 to 4.9 – The windows start shaking. Things hanging on the walls fall.
- 5 to 5.9- Goods kept inside the houses like furniture etc. start shaking.
- 6 to 6.9- Raw houses and houses collapse. There are cracks in the houses.
- 7 to 7.9- Buildings and houses get damaged. There was an earthquake of this intensity in Gujarat’s Bhuj in 2001 and Nepal in 2015.
- 8 to 8.9 – Large buildings and bridges collapse.
- 9 and above – most devastation. If someone is standing in the field, he will also see the earth shaking. During the 2011 tsunami in Japan, the intensity on the Richter scale was measured at 9.1.