Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 82 km southwest of Guaymas, Mexico early evening
Sat, 8 May 2021, 02:4902:49 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 25 minutes ago 82 km southwest of Guaymas, Mexico, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
4.2 quake 7 May 7:23 pm (GMT -7)
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 7 km beneath the epicenter near Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, early evening on Friday 7 May 2021 at 7:23 pm local time. 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 Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Villa California (pop. 24) located 65 km from the epicenter, San Carlos (pop. 2,300) 70 km away, Santa Rosalia (pop. 11,800) 71 km away, Guaymas (pop. 113,100) 82 km away, Empalme (pop. 42,500) 91 km away, and Mulegé (pop. 3,900) 98 km away.
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Date & time: 7 May 7:23 pm (GMT -7) local time (8 May 2021 02:23 GMT)
Depth: 7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.74°N / 111.71°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Primary data source: EMSC
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