The State Government of Colima, through the State Unit for Civil Protection (UEPC), announced that during the month of October they recorded 57 earthquakes in the state.
The information is based on an analysis carried out by the State Communications and Monitoring Center (CECOM), during the month of October.
The UEPC’s general director, Melchor Ursúa Quiroz, said that based on the data from the National Seismological Service (SSN), the magnitudes ranged between 2.7 and 4.5 degrees, resulting, for the most part, imperceptible to the population.
Within the western sector of Mexico, there are zones where the majority of earthquakes are generated, one being off the coast of Colima, between the submarine canyons of Tepalcates and Armería, as well as the continental area of Colima, between the north of Manzanillo, south of Minatitlán and west of Coquimatlán.
Other recurring areas are located on the seafront of the coast of Michoacan, between the beaches of Maruata and Colola, as well as the coast of Colima-Jalisco, between Playa de Oro and Tenacatita-Careyes.
Ursúa Quiroz reiterated the importance of always having a family plan, as well as the emergency backpack, which should mainly contain a first aid kit, canned food and drinking water for two days, important documents, radio and lamp with batteries and a kit of tools.
Finally, he reminded the public that the earthquakes are not predictable, so he made an appeal to ignore rumors and always pay attention to the recommendations that are issued officially.