Recent quakes pique interest though no alerts around Peñasco

Though there have been reported quakes measuring up to 5 degrees in magnitude in areas near the coast of Puerto Peñasco since Easter, no alerts have been issued concerning risks to the port.

A quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale was recorded in waters well south of Puerto Peñasco, along with another eight in the area of San Felipe, Baja California, at a magnitudes of below 5. The first of these were registered Saturday, March 26th, and early Sunday, March 27th, according to a report issued by the National Seismological Service.

The quakes were not felt at least in Puerto Peñasco and do not represent any risk alert for the city, confirmed Francisco Javier Carrillo, Director of Municipal Civil Protection.

Carrillo indicated he had received information from the National Seismology Service as to these earth movements, yet with no indication as to any alert for the city.

Even so, the website of the National Seismological Service issued basic guidelines to take into account in areas with heavy seismic activity. These include developing a protection, safety, and evacuation plan, basic knowledge as to proximity of first aid services, knowing the location of water valves and electric fuses. Additional pointers for schools include keeping doors open to ease evacuation as well as evacuation drills to help instruct individuals.

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