Strong seismic vibration of scale of 7.4 points occurred at noon on Monday (local time) in Mexico, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The epicenter of the tremor was in the state of Michoacán, in the center of the country, while the focal depth is 15 kilometers. A little while after the big earthquake, the jokes started from Mexican social media usersoffering a rather welcome injection of relaxation at a time when many distraught citizens were trying to understand the an uncanny coincidence as the tremor was recorded on the anniversary of two devastating and deadly earthquakes. From WhatsApp to Instagram to Facebook, stressed-out Mexicans tried to deal with the inexplicable with humor, as the tremor not only came on the anniversary of two of the deadliest earthquakes in the country’s history, but also just an hour before a preparedness drill was held for earthquake response in the capital and other major cities.
“These Mexicans are a lot hardlinersdoing earthquake preparedness drills with real earthquakes,” said one memescaption of a photo depicting the former US president looking very impressed Barack Obama.
The center-left veteran of Mexican politics often lashed out at previous Mexican presidents, accusing them in particular of corruption, criminality, mismanagement of the economy. Several of the memes embrace the fear of living with the expectation that the ground beneath your feet will suddenly begin to shake, reports the Athens News Agency.
A recent university study indicated that 3 out of 10 people who lived through the September 19, 2017 earthquake are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. However, geophysicist Carlos Valdes considers the idea that September 19 is “cursed” in the Mexican calendar to be a superstition: he called the timing of yesterday’s earthquake a mere coincidence. He found the jokes on the internet to be a necessary tonic.
“It’s, I think, a way to deal with stress and fear”explained.
Source: News Beast
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