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Earthquake alarms in Oaxaca will be tested on October 19

On September 19, Oaxaca will join the nation in remembrance of the devastating 1985 earthquake, which last year was marked by the 2017 earthquake on the same day.

September 19 is considered National Day of Civil Protection and serves as a reminder to the government, civil protection, and the citizens to always maintain an emergency plan. With this goal, each year, earthquake alarms are tested around Mexico, including the city of Oaxaca.


At 1:14:40, when the 1985 earthquake struck Mexico City, the nation observes a moment of silence followed by the earthquake alarm test at 1:16:40.


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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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