A number of tourists were evacuated from the Mérida Hyatt Hotel in order to prevent any incident…
MERIDA — The National Seismic System has reported that on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:49 p.m, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 in the Richter scale, hit Mexico. The epicenter was located in the state of Chiapas, near the couunity of Pijijiapan. The tremor was felt almost throughout the whole country.
The origin of the incident was at 137 kilometers southwest of Tonala, Chiapas, in Pijijialpan, where the epicenter was located at latitude 14.95 ° and longitude -94.27 °, at a depth of 19 kilometers. It was largely felt across the country, from Central to Southeast Mexico, and in addition the Secretary of the Navy issued a tsunami alert in the preventive phase for the Pacific Coast near Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Because the earthquake was felt in Merida, tourists staying at the Hyatt Hotel were evacuated in order to prevent any incidents. The unprecedented earthquake in the capital of Yucatan caused many tourists to stay a few minutes outside the hotel.
It is believed that many of the buildings in Mérida are not designed to withstand earthquakes, as Yucatan has never been considered an earthquake zone. The earthquake also was felt other places in the Yucatan Peninsula, such as Campeche and Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.
After the earthquake of 8.2 degrees, other aftershocks of 5.8, 5.7 and 6.1 degrees were recorded in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Mexico City.
So far there haven’t been any major incidents reported due to this earthquake in Mérida, but all the way from Valladolid to Progreso, the people of Yucatán experienced the effects firsthand of this Temblor. The Yucatecan authorities haven’t given any official report about this unusual event.
more recommended stories
Immediate response by Yucatán’s law enforcement authorities as they capture Chicxulub murderers
The immediate and effective response by.
Tulum to become Mexico’s first sustainable tourism zone
The municipality of Tulum will become.
Yucatan the ultimate bird-watching destination
If you are into birdwatching, Yucatán.
Man drowns in Chuburná Puerto
A construction worker from the town.
Mexico strengthens leadership as an exporter of alcoholic beverages
Mexico Sep. 21 (Notimex).- Mexico strengthened.
Cancun, an example of tourism promotion for Japan
A Quintana Roo delegation of FONATUR.
Homicides in Mexico increase 17% so far in 2018
Intentional homicides in Mexico has increased.
Expats Feel at Home in Mexico; InterNations Survey
InterNations.org recently released the results of.
Through the implementation of AMLO’s austerity plan, the government could save 132 billion pesos in 2019
As wages for high government officials.
Japanese delegation comes to Mérida to strengthen bilateral relationship
The project of the Chicxulub crater.