“2023 National Simulation Drill in Mexico: How to Prepare and Participate in Seismic Alerts”

2023-04-19 01:11:23

Take note as soon as possible. Mexico, as well as other countries in the world, can experience an earthquake at any time. It is better to be prepared in order to prevent human losses. For this reason, this Wednesday, April 19, the first National Simulation of 2023 in Aztec territory. The objective is to strengthen the reaction capacities of the authorities and citizens. In the following paragraphs we will tell you what time the seismic alert starts and where it will sound.

It is important to note that anyone who is in your home, office or educational institution can participate in this drill. All you have to do is vacate the property at the time the alert begins and collaborate with the responsible bodies. This National Simulation is organized by the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection and the National System of Civil Protection.

What time is the 2023 National Drill?

The preventive activity will take place on Wednesday, April 19, starting at 11:00 am (Central Mexico time). The National Drill will begin when the loudspeakers of the Mexican Seismic Alert System sound. It should be noted that the hypothetical scenario will be a magnitude 7.5 earthquake with an epicenter between Veracruz and Puebla.

Where will the seismic alert sound in Mexico?

If you want to participate in the first National Drill, please pay attention to the following details. The speakers of the Seismic Alert System can be heard in nine states of the country. Chiapas, Oxaca, Guerrero, Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala, the State of Mexico, Mexico City and Michoacán are the selected ones.

National Drill: how to prepare

The authorities of Mexico recommend that citizens have a Civil Protection Family Plan to be able to apply preparation and self-protection measures in the home before, during and after a disaster or emergency. It should be noted that the risks that we have in the real estate must also be identified. You must take into account the following:

  • Have a telephone directory, first-aid kit and important documents on hand.
  • Identify safety zones, emergency exits and meeting points.
  • Make a plan to know what to do.
  • Simulate emergency situations.
  • Assign responsibilities to each person.


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