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Recorded earthquake in Puerto Vallarta (Again)
April 23, 2012
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Another scare without consequences was registered yesterday at 13:20 hours being an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude on the Richter Scale with its epicenter at 9 kilometers northwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco and the proximity to Puerto Vallarta, which was perceptible for much of the public, said Alejandro Arias Garcia, head of the Municipal Civil Protection Unit, who said that "the movement was very short but managed to alert the community."

But he said that according to the work after the earthquake, which was conducted in coordination with various municipal and fire departments, there was no damage or any kind of community shock, “there was only the alertness for what happened and we have been providing information for people to feel safe. "

In this regard, as you know, Puerto Vallarta is within an area that is considered of high seismic risk because of its location, and in these recent days we "have been faithful witnesses of earthquakes to be recorded in municipalities and surrounding cities and how they impact us here in Vallarta. "

At the same time, he said, he felt the quake shortly after 13:00 hours yesterday, according to preliminary data from the National Seismological Service (SSN), and that it had a magnitude of 4.99 on the Richter scale and the possibility of a tsunami off the coast of Jalisco was ruled out.

While explaining that the location and protocol, when there is an earthquake in a nearby area, is tracking and monitoring in coordination with the State Civil Protection Unit, to rule out the possibility of triggering a tsunami warning, " but this is not the case and everything goes normally. "

Arias Garcia, said that after the quake, there was a tour through the city, focusing mainly on the tourist strip and the hotel zone and there were reports from citizens across the city, but he reiterated that all calls received were only about information about the event, " there were about 60 calls, but also the support through facebook has been a very useful tool to keep the community informed."

In this context, Alejandro Arias said that everything flowed smoothly and the people were calm again after what happened since there was no damage to any structure of the community and so far he insisted the calls from people were to receive a little more information after the earthquake " we did not receive any reports of damage or involvement."

One of the recommendations that the Municipal Civil Protection unit makes to the public, is that as always it is requested that the population waits for a official releases issued by both the National and municipal Civil Protection since it is concerning that unofficial mediums may alert the public without being informed.

He added that at the time of an event like this, you must remain calm and he said that if anyone needs more specific information about a particular subject or what to do before, during and after an earthquake as was the case, people can approach the civil protection unit to receive the information and appropriate attention.

Finally, Alejandro Arias Garcia added that although this time it was only the shock, it is important that every day we are better prepared and there will be more awareness of a phenomenon for which Puerto Vallarta is vulnerable "We hope you never get to present the need to evacuate or take any damage, but be well prepared at all times. "

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It is noteworthy that after the quake struck at 13:12 pm yesterday, there was a replica of 4.6 degrees on the Richter scale with an epicenter of 8 kilometers northwest of Cihuatlán, Jalisco, this promptly at 14:43 hours , according to information from the National Seismological Service.

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