How it works:
- Earthquakes: may occur occasionally, especially in Oaxaca and Guerrero.
- Volcanoes: active volcanoes (Popocatepetl, Colima Volcanoes).
- Hurricanes: June to November.
- Rainy season: June to November, may trigger flooding and landslides.
What to do:
- Travel at the “right” time to the “right” place
- Media reports, weather forecasts
- If in Mexico city, the 911 CDMX app alerts you of any impending earthquakes 60 seconds before the movement starts.
- Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil
- Servicio Sismológico Nacional
- Active storm tracking and hurricane watches and warnings
- University of Colima’s Volcano Observatory
- Mexican Disaster Prevention Centre
- Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
- Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre
- Reacting to one:
- Earthquakes: drop (to hands and knees), cover (head and neck with arms), hold on (to sturdy furniture); expect aftershocks.
- Volcanic eruption: avoid areas downwind and river valleys downstream of the volcano, do not drive in heavy ash fall, seek shelter (if no need to evacuate) or high ground if no shelter (crouch down away from volcano, cover head with arms).
- Hurricanes: stay indoors away from windows, do not use electrical appliances/equipment, do not head out and touch debris (more injuries/deaths happen after than during).