Mexico commemorates the 2017 earthquake with a drill
Hundreds of people died during the 1985 and 2017 earthquakes - Photo: Berenice Fregoso/EL UNIVERSAL

Mexico commemorates the 2017 earthquake with a drill

19/09/2019
08:56
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Mexico City
Misael Zavala, Alberto Morales, Eduardo Herández
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The federal government will carry out an earthquake drill today, in order to commemorate the two earthquakes that struck the country on this day in 1985 and 2017.

Earlier today, president López Obrador paid homage to the victims of the earthquakes.

According to the head of Civil Protection, David León, the earthquake drill will take place at 10 a.m. in the 32 Mexican states.

The seismic alarm will be activated in the 18 states that present high seismic activity. The earthquake drill will simulate an 8.6 earthquake on the Richter scale.

The states located on the coast will also have a tsunami drill so that people in states such as Guerrero and Oaxaca are prepared in case a tsunami eventually hits Mexico.

Besides offices and government buildings, at least 2,778 schools and 102 embassies will also participate in the drill.

The government also launched the website www.preparados.gob.mx, where people will be able to report their location and how long it took them to evacuate the building.

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