Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 17:3317:33 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the morning on Friday 26 March 2021 at 10:09 am local time near Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN).
4.2 quake 26 Mar 10:09 am (GMT -7)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 8 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Loreto (pop. 14,700) located 17 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ciudad Insurgentes (pop. 8,700) located 92 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 26 Mar 2021 10:09 am (GMT -7) local time (26 Mar 2021 17:09 GMT)
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.92°N / 111.21°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
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