5.1 magnitude earthquake “scares the dream” to Mexico: Epicenter was in Guerrero

5.1 magnitude earthquake “scares the dream” to Mexico: Epicenter was in Guerrero

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter northeast of Tecpan, Guerrero, perceived the night of this Tuesday April 18, according to the National Seismological Service. The telluric movement occurred hours before the macro drill that will take place in the country.

Despite the fact that the movement was felt in Guerrero, Mexico City and other entities of the country, the Seismic Alert System reported that the sound of the speakers was not warranted in the first instanceIn addition, the magnitude dropped from 5.8 to 5.1 degrees according to information from the Seismological.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that no damage or victims of the earthquake were reported in Guerrero, Michoacán or Mexico City, according to information from the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena).

“Fortunately no damage was recorded from the earthquake in Guerrero, Michoacán or Mexico City. That is what the Secretary of National Defense informs me,” the president wrote after the tremor.

The head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, said that the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection is already working in the 16 municipalities to assist the population in the face of any possible harm. In addition, the C5 reported that due to the low intensity it did not warrant the sound of the seismic alert.

The Seismic Alert System explained that the earthquake on Tuesday night it did activate about 13 sensors; however, it did not deserve the sound of the speakers because in its first seconds it did not exceed the activation levels.

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5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico: This is how it felt in each state

With its epicenter in Guerrero, the earthquake on Tuesday night was felt despite the fact that the seismic alert did not sound. This is the report in nearby states about the tremor:


Rosario Garcia Orozco

The Secretariat for Risk Management and Civil Protection issued a statement stating that due to the telluric movement security protocols were activated, and communication was established with the municipal authorities, with no damage recorded so far.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude 5.1 degrees, with epicenter 36 kilometers northwest of Tecpan from Galeana.

The telluric movement is recorded one day before the macro national earthquake drill takes place.


The C5 of Mexico City concluded the Early Evaluation System and said that no damage was reported in the nation’s capital after the earthquake, while Civil Protection did not report any type of affectation either.

The Metro of the country’s capital reported that stopped your service to perform a review protocol of its facilities, and once finished, it continued to offer service in all its stations.


Veronica Bacaz

The earthquake that occurred tonight in Guerrero felt “strong” in Cuernavaca and its metropolitan area, and despite the shock that ‘alerted’ citizens who were about to sleep, the alarms in public buildings did not sound.

Until now, the State Coordination of Civil Protection of the State does not report damage or damage in the municipalities adjacent to Guerrero.

However, he reported that communication is established with the three orders of government based on action protocols.

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