For many inhabitants of our country the tsunamis are a phenomenon that only threatens Asian, European and, to a lesser extent, American nations, so under this assumption Mexico It would be out of danger, but it is not.
A recent investigation of the Institute of Geography of the UNAM, tells of a tsunami, or giant wave, that hit the coast of Warrior Y oaxaca in 1787, which was so powerful that it entered five kilometers into national territory. Is big wave was produced, it is now known, by a 8.6 earthquake.
Does the giant wave hit Mexico every 250 years?
But they also obtained another interesting piece of information, which is that a wave of similar intensity was recorded in the same place 250 years earlier, that is, in 1537. So we are talking about a recurring phenomenon every two and a half centuries?
Maria Teresa Ramirezwho obtained the dates of both tsunamis through geological analysis, documents and testimonies, states that he cannot affirm that a new giant wave is going to hit the mexican coast in 2037, when it will be 250 years since the last tsunami, but what it can say is that the phenomenon will occur again.
“We don’t know when, but it will happen again”
“What I want to say is that when a big event has occurred, it will happen again, when? That is the question, but we must be prepared (…) with this background, we must not be scared, but we must be prepared,” he said. the academic.
It is explained that when two plates At the bottom of the sea they converge and one pushes the other, there is friction and the pressure is compressed. Energythen the upper plate abruptly slips, releasing energy and this causes the sea to rise and generate the tsunami.
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