5.4 earthquake in Chiapas rattles parts of Oaxaca

The secretary of government, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, reported that the protocols of the National System of Civil Protection were activated by the earthquake this afternoon northwest of Arriaga, Chiapas.

Before the earthquake registered by the National Seismological Service with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, Navarrete Prida exhorted to follow the indications of the National System of Civil Protection.

“Protocols of #ProtecciónCivil by #Sismo are activated. Preliminary magnitude 5.7 Loc 39 km to the NORTHWEST of ARRIAGA, CHIS 01/10/18 16:43:04 Lat 16.33 Lon -94.25 Pf 97 km. Follow the indications of @PcSegob,” he tweeted on his account @navarreteprida.

The earthquakes rattled Chiapas, Tabasco, and Oaxaca, along with some reports in south Mexico City.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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