This September 19th The national exercise will be held for another year on an important date, as this is the day the earthquakes of 1985 and 2017.
Why is the earthquake drill being carried out?
The exercise tests the population’s ability to react and helps them adopt routines in the event of an emergency.
The second national exercise aims to promote the culture of disaster management, Strengthening inter-agency coordination in emergencies. In addition, it is reminiscent of the National Disaster Preparedness Day .
When does the earthquake alarm sound?
The second national exercise of 2023 will take place on Tuesday, September 19, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.
In which states will the 2023 national exercise take place?
For the first time, the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) and the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) will propose to the population four hypotheses and scenarios of disruptive phenomena that would affect different regions of the national territory, with the direct participation of the population of 32 units of the country.
Laura Velázquez, Head of the Civil Protection Coordination, explained that with the two hypotheses and earthquake scenarios, six units will participate: Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Mexico City; Sonoran and Chihuahua. Ten companies will now take part in the two hurricane scenarios: Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Baja California Sur, Baja California and Sonora.
CDMX Metro is also participating in the second national exercise in 2023. The trains will stop for a period of three to four minutes as part of the exercise; Anyone traveling at the Interbahnh of has to get to the next train station.