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Magnitude 5 earthquake is recorded in Oaxaca

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  • Magnitude 5 earthquake is felt in Oaxaca.
  • Fortunately, it did not cause damage in the town of Matías Romero.
  • Protección Civil will carry out a preliminary evaluation of the area.

Earthquakes are one of people’s biggest fears. This is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous natural phenomena because they can cause enormous damage to property and lives.

Monday morning an earthquake woke up the residents of a city in Mexico. The news was shared through social media and by El Universal. According to reports, the earthquake took place in the early hours of Monday morning, so residents were woken up in fear.

Magnitude 5 earthquake recorded in Oaxaca

Earthquake magnitude 5 Oaxaca
Photo: Twitter

El Universal reported that a magnitude 5 earthquake surprised the residents of a town in Oaxaca. This was confirmed by the Sismológico Nacional, revealing details of the event that woke up more than one individual in the Mexican state.

According to El Universal, on Monday morning there was magnitude 5 earthquake with an epicenter in Matías Romero, Oaxaca. According to the Sismológico Nacional, the quake occurred around 7:34 am. Filed as: Earthquake magnitude 5 Oaxaca

It was not necessary to activate the Seismic Alarm

Earthquake magnitude 5 Oaxaca
Photo: Twitter

Sasmex reported that the earthquake, despite having been classified as magnitude 5, did not require activation of the Seismic Alert since «the energy estimate in the first seconds did not exceed the pre-established levels,» according to El Universal.

The Servicio Sismológico Nacional used social media to alert the residents about the earthquake that took place in the early hours of Monday morning. Filed as: Earthquake magnitude 5 Oaxaca

The Servicio Sismólogico Nacional confirmed the tremor

Earthquake magnitude 5 Oaxaca
Photo: Twitter

The news was released on Twitter, alerting all residents of Matías Romero to take precautions: “EARTHQUAKE Magnitude 4.7 Loc 8 km east of Matías Romero, Oaxaca 08/22/22 07:34:43 Lat 16.86 Lon – 94.97 Pf 116 km.”

At one point the earthquake started with a magnitude of 4.7, but shortly after the Sismológico Nacional confirmed that it had increased to 5 but this did not cause the Seismic Alert to be activated, so far no material or human losses have been reported.

So far no damage of any kind has been reported after the earthquake in Oaxaca

So far no damage of any kind has been reported.
Photo: Twitter

It should be noted that the Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil reported that it maintains communication with state and municipal agencies, as well as with the members of the Comité Nacional de Emergencia to assess the need for the area to be evacuated.

Finally, El Universal reported that members of Protección Civil will coordinate with local authorities to carry out a preliminary evaluation of the area. So far no damage of any kind has been reported. Filed as: Earthquake magnitude 5 Oaxaca

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