Moderate magnitude 4.5 quake hits 96 km southwest of Boca del Rio, Mexico in the evening
Sat, 6 Aug 2022, 03:4303:43 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Boca del Rio, Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico, was reported only 27 minutes ago by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 15 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Friday, August 5th, 2022, at 8:15 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.
4.5 quake 5 Aug 8:15 pm (GMT -7)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.7, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 4.7, and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 4.2.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Boca del Rio (pop. 530) located 96 km from the epicenter, and Topolobampo (pop. 6,400) 100 km away.
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Date & time: Aug 5, 2022 8:15 pm (GMT -7) local time (6 Aug 2022 03:15 GMT)
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.71°N / 109.2°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
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