#FuerzaMéxico Following the September 7 Earthquake
At 11:49 p.m. (Mexico City time) on Thursday, September 7, an earthquake of 8.1 magnitude was registered in Mexico. The epicenter of the quake was located at the southern part of the country (111 kilometers from Chiapas).
In Mexico City, there was no significant damage, despite the fact that the level surpassed the devastating earthquake of 1985. Unfortunately, in other regions of the country, such as Chiapas and Oaxaca, things were much worse, including reports of 95 deaths.
Following the earthquake, the recommendation in Mexico City was that the work centers review the emergency protocols already in place and be prepared for some possible aftershocks in the days ahead. It was also recommended that facilities be checked (if security conditions permitted) to identify if there is a fracture or crack and report back to brigades and government institutions.
As for the emergency response at the federal level, the Civil Protection Council was activated, as well as the Civil Protection protocols, including the National Emergency Committee, and the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), which coordinated a high-level meeting to review the damage to infrastructure, buildings and homes in the country.
On the other hand, we have already seen the hashtag #FuerzaMexico with which the world is showing its solidarity, to have the Mexican people in their thoughts and prayers.
Specifically in Mexico City, due to the earthquake of 1985, there is a lot of awareness on the matter, including investments such as seismic alarms, and constant simulations with both individuals and emergency response agencies. In fact, the building codes were modified. We consider that this is something salvageable and recognizable, especially since the country is in an active zone.
In the name of Mexico, DRI Mexico and RISK Mexico, we are thankful that our friends around the globe keep us in mind and prayers when hearing this news; we sincerely appreciate it.
Faced with possible repeat of the event, we allowed ourselves to share a brief protocol of actions to be taken in case of an earthquake.
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