The National Seismological Service is the agency that records seismic activity throughout the Mexican Republic. At MILENIO, we offer you a summary of the latest activities during this Tuesday, May 16th.
Mexico is located in an area of high seismic activity due to its proximity to the Pacific Ring of Fire and volcanic activity.
Where in Mexico did it shake today May 16th?
- Earthquake magnitude 4.0 loc 25 km east of PARAISO, TAB, pf 8 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 1.4 LOC 2 km northwest of COOYACAN, CDMX, PF 1.5 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.3 LOC 26 km east of Acapulco, GRO, PF 7.5 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.2 LC 72 km H south of Guaymas Son, pf 5.6 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.1 LOC 44 km southeast of SAYULA DE ALEMAN, VER, Pf 120.3 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.5 Lok 3 km southwest of MIAHUATLAN, OAX, Pf 23.7 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.9 LOC 65 km southeast of Matehuala, SLP, PF 5 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.4 LC 36 km west of Vicente Guerrero, BC, pf 10 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.6 LC 27 km northwest of Vicente Guerrero, BC, pf 10.3 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.5 LOC 10 km south of Pinotepa National, OX, pf 9.5 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.8 LOC 105 km southeast of Salina Cruz, OX, pf 17.3 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.3 LOC 2 km southwest of Peribane, Mich., pf 8.2 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 4.2 LOC 98 km SW of AHOM, SIN, PF 15.8 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.4 LOC 24 km southwest of CD de Armeria, Col, pf 10 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.8 LOC 76 km to the south of S Pedro Pochutla, OX, pf 10 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.9 LC 25 km North West of TECPAN, GRO, Pf 29.4 km.
- Earthquake magnitude 3.3 LC 34 km west of Vicente Guerrero, BC, pf 10 km.
What is National Seismic Service?
According to the National Seismological Service (SSN) portal, it is a Mexican institution whose mission is to record, store and distribute data on the movement of the Earth in order to inform the authorities and the country’s population, in addition to continuing. Earthquake monitoring and investigation in Mexico.
The SSN consists of more than 190 seismic stations distributed throughout the country, and allows it to detect and record earthquakes in near real time. Currently, the National Seismological Service is an academic unit of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and is considering the first seismic monitoring system.
On September 5, 1910, the network’s first seismic station was inaugurated in Tacubaya, Federal District, now Mexico City. At that time, the seismic network was in charge of the National Geological Institute under the Ministry of Mines and Development.
Between 1910 and 1923, a total of 9 autonomous mechanical seismic stations were established. The plant was installed in Tacubaya, Mexico City and overseas in the cities of Mazatlán, Oaxaca, Mérida, Chihuahua, Veracruz, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Zacatecas.
At that time, the German-made “Weichert” seismograph was chosen to monitor Earth movements.