Natural disasters are events that cannot be prevented and must be prepared for. Regardless of the country, all are exposed although the probability of one occurring varies between each one. The variety of these types of incidents is quite wide, although earthquakes are considered among the most dangerous. They have been around since ancient times and they will stay that way forever.
Telluric movements are generated by the collision of tectonic plates and although they are unpredictable, it is possible to identify with a few seconds in advance when one will occur. For that there are some mobile applications that you can have downloaded to receive seismic alert messages when one is looming.
Now, there are concerns about the difference between terms like earthquakes, tremors, and earthquakes. In reality they all mean the same thing and the only difference is in the intensity of the natural phenomenon. When it is on a large scale and causes high intensity effects, it is the last word mentioned.
All this comes to mind due to the strong earthquake that occurred on the night of this September 7 in Mexico. The epicenter was the city of Acapulco, although it could be seen in at least five states in the country. According to the National Seismological System, it had a magnitude of 7.1 ° and so far it has been confirmed that it caused the death of a person in Guerrero.
After the first reviews, it has been identified that it caused damage to the infrastructure of some buildings.
The deadliest in recent years
On the other hand, when reviewing recent world history, it can be analyzed that there have been earthquakes of great magnitude that have been catastrophic. One of the most serious occurred in 2010 in Haiti. Based on the damage count, it caused 316 thousand deaths, many of which originated due to the weakness of the houses. To date, it is one of the least developed countries in America. While so far it is considered as the biggest natural disaster of the last 100 years.
Moreover, according to Statista In second place, seen from the perspective of the number of fatalities, the earthquake that occurred in China in 1920 is the second most severe in the last century. The reports indicate that it caused 273 thousand 400 deaths. The list is completed with other events that occurred in Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Turkmenistan, India and Peru.