Baja California Sur must develop earthquake prevention culture

Baja California Sur must develop earthquake prevention culture

Sep 23, 2017

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). Taking into consideration the magnitue of the earthquakes that have occurred in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Mexico City, a call was made to the society of Baja California Sur to establish protocols of civil protection to this type of natural phenomena, in order to build a culture of prevention in case of earthquakes.

At the time, Deputy Alfredo Zamora Garcia expressed before the State Congress, the need to promote information campaigns on the measures that should be taken at a given time “to prevent human losses” but also to generate awareness about what to do before an earthquake.

He assured that it is time to start a prevention campaign in Baja California Sur to publicize the types of measures that must be taken in the different areas of every day life.

He also recalled that in 1995 the first earthquakes of the present era were felt in the region, with this type of phenomena occurring regularly in 2008 and 2009, later during 2013 and 2014; and more recently just 2 days ago in San Jose del Cabo.

There is an important culture of protection from phenomena such as storms and cyclones, as a result of past experiences.

“Today the residents of Baja California Sur have that great culture of prevention that has allowed us as a society to avoid the loss of human lives in the latest hurricanes,” he said.

“We must be prepared, not only on the hurricane issue, but in case of a major earthquake as well, “he concluded.


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