The Ecuadorian Oceanographic Institute of the Navy (INOCAR) has warned this Tuesday that there is an “imminent danger” that a tsunami will be registered off the Ecuadorian coast due to the magnitude 7.5 earthquake registered hours earlier in Mexico.
“Imminent danger of generating a tsunami that affects the coasts of Ecuador,” said INOCAR on its account of the social network Twitter after an alert from the American Tsunami Warning System.
The Ecuadorian Risk Management Service has urged citizens to “stay calm and identify the closest safe areas”, especially for those who live in the coastal zone.
Large areas of southern and central Mexico have trembled from the earthquake, which has had its epicenter in the state of Oaxaca, according to preliminary information from Mexican authorities.
The National Seismological Service of Mexico has located the epicenter of this earthquake, which occurred shortly before 10:30 (local time), 23 kilometers south of the town of Crucecita.
According to this report, the earthquake originated 5 kilometers below the Earth’s surface, although the United States Geological Institute (USGS) has increased the depth to more than 23 kilometers and has reduced the magnitude to 7 ,4.