The Navy reported that there could be a variation of the tide of up to 113 centimeters, without this implying risk for the population.
The Pacific coast of Mexico is calm after the alert for waves after the earthquake of intensity 7.5, with epicenter in Crucecita, Oaxaca, registered on Tuesday morning.
The National Coordination of Civil Protection reported that the sea in the Pacific is already at low tide, but recommended that the population stay away from the beaches due to strong currents.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States issued a Tsunami alert for Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala after the earthquake.
While the Navy Tsunami Warning Center noted that the Pacific coasts, in the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, there could be a variation of the tide of up to 113 centimeters, without this posing a risk to the population.
“The people of the coast have already been notified, but they are not considered major risks,” said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on his social networks, adding that, for emergencies, the population can communicate with 911.
For its part, the National Civil Protection Coordination, through its twitter account (@CNPC_MX), recommended that the population stay away from the beaches of the Pacific coast “until the alert is canceled.”
“Strong currents are expected at the entrance to ports,” said the Coordination in a report published at 10:48 in the morning.
“The Tsunami Warning Center of the Secretary of the Navy reports that anomalous variations in sea level of up to 113 centimeters above the level of the tide are expected,” added the Coordination in another tweet, at the same time.
Con base en la información preliminar del #Sismo registrado en #Crucecita, #Oaxaca a las 10:29 hrs, el Centro de Alerta de Tsunamis #CAT de @SEMAR_mx notifica que se esperan variaciones anómalas del nivel del mar de hasta 113 centímetros sobre el nivel de la marea. pic.twitter.com/xHNone4dhA
— ProtecciónCivilSeguridad (@CNPC_MX) June 23, 2020
The Department of Geophysics of the UNAM indicated that, in the port of Huatulco, Oaxaca, they have perceived changes in the sea level of “about 60 centimeters” and it is estimated that it will reach up to one meter, although it ruled out that a Large tsunami.
The governor of Oaxaca, Alejandro Murat, reported in an interview with Foro TV that in Crucecita, the place of the earthquake’s epicenter, there are preliminary reports of a deceased person and other minor material damage.
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