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Earthquake drill: SISMATE alert will sound like this on all cell phones [VIDEO]

This Tuesday at 10:00 am, during the drill earthquakethe Early Warning Messaging System (SISMATE), of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), will sound again to warn the population in the event of a natural disaster.

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The Minister of Defense, José Luis Gavidia, indicated that in Lima the place where this National Drill It will be the Chorrillos boardwalk, in front of the Agua Dulce beach.

This is how the SISMATE alarm will sound during the earthquake drill

On May 6, the alarm surprised many Peruvians. That day, about 22.5 million people received the warning through sound and text messages, through their mobile phones.

The preparation of this system is already in the final stage and it is estimated that it will start operating next June to alert the population to possible natural disasters that may occur in the country.

How does the alert work?

The General Director of Communications Programs and Projects of the TCMCarlos Aguirre, specified that the Sismate does not anticipate earthquakes. Only when Indeci and the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) finish implementing the Peruvian Seismic Alert System (SASPE)this can be integrated with Sismate to issue an early warning of any telluric movement.

the alert Sismate It is aimed at warning of the occurrence of a danger of tsunami, flood, landslide, landslide and other disasters that occur in the various regions of the country. The messages were sent to users of the four mobile telephony operators with 2G, 3G and 4G technology.

Likewise, this test carried out throughout the country made it possible to raise awareness among citizens about the advantage of preventing a disaster and getting to a safe place in a timely manner.

What should the emergency backpack contain and how to prepare it?

  • Essential hygiene items
  • First aid kit (bandages, gauze, alcohol, pills, hydrogen peroxide, red aseptil, etc.)
  • Coat
  • Non-perishable food (cans of tuna, cereal bars, chocolates, nuts, etc.) and money
  • communication articles
  • Specific articles for babies and infants, for female use, for the elderly and for other basic needs.

Also, this backpack must have a total weight of approximately 8 kilos and have internal, side and front pockets depending on availability. undecided also recommends that this emergency backpack contains biosafety products to prevent contagion of COVID-19 What masks, soap, face shields, alcohol (liquid or gel), gloves, a properly identified container of bleach, and bottles of water.

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