Thursday, May 19

The myth that September is when there are more earthquakes in Mexico (and 3 other beliefs disproved by science)

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A woman hugs a child during an earthquake in Mexico

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It is a myth that has been reinforced by recent coincidences: September is a month of great earthquakes in Mexico.

On September 7, an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 shook Mexico City and the south of the country, as happened on the same date in 2017, when another earthquake of magnitude 8.2 shook the region.

And September 19 is another day etched in the minds of many.

In 1985 an earthquake of magnitude 8.1 occurred, the most devastating in recent times for the country. And exactly 32 years later, another 7.1 earthquake also left hundreds dead and buildings destroyed.

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