Earthquake in Mexico, which states are most at risk?


Mexico is a seismic country, which is why at least 10 tremors occur daily; although in recent days they reached 31 telluric movements. Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Baja California, Colima; among other states, are the most vulnerable and where the greatest number of events of this nature occur. 

Mexico is one of the countries located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and, for this reason, it has areas of high seismic activity. The researchers of the National Seismological Service work tirelessly to be able to offer exact data on telluric movements and, likewise, the aftershocks in the event of an earthquake, the eruption of a volcano or a possible tsunami warning. 

It must be remembered that the Mexican people experience 90 tremors a year with a magnitude greater than 4.0 degrees on the Richter scale. This represents about 60 percent of the earthquakes reported globally. 

What is the origin of earthquakes in Mexico and other countries? There are many factors that can trigger an earthquake in addition to the well-known clash of tectonic plates such as the concentration of energy in rocks, volcanic activity, subsidence, landslides and atomic explosions. 

Tremors in Mexico Cities with seismic risk 

Low risk Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis de Potosí, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato and Campeche. 

Medium risk Sonora, BCS, Nayarit, Edo. from Mexico, CDMX, Morelos, Puebla (South), Veracruz (Southeast), Tlaxcala and Tabasco (Southeast). 

High risk BC, Jalisco (South), Colima, Michoacán (South), Guerrero, Oaxaca (Southeast) and Chiapas (South). 

 Source: Gestion