Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Sicila and Eolian Islands (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
 
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Gulf of California on Sunday, 13 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Gulf of California on Sunday, 13 September 2015

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Gulf of California on Sunday, 13 September 2015
13 Sep 08:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Sep 13 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.6.
Date & time: Sunday, 13 September 2015 08:14 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.03°N / 109.47°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
76 km (47 mi) SW of Topolobampo (pop: 7,600)
97 km (60 mi) SW of Los Mochis (pop: 214,600)
103 km (64 mi) SW of Ahome (pop: 10,800)
104 km (64 mi) SW of Juan José Ríos (pop: 26,400)
129 km (80 mi) NE of La Paz (pop: 171,500)
1233 km (766 mi) NW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 13 Sep 08:14 UTCM 6.6 / 10 kmGulf of CaliforniaGFZ
Sun, 13 Sep 08:14 UTCM 6.6 / 10 kmGULF OF CALIFORNIAEMSC
Sun, 13 Sep 08:14 UTCM 6.6 / 10 km- 59km SSW of Topolobampo, MexicoUSGS
Sun, 13 Sep 08:14 UTCM 6.6 / 15 kmSSW of Topolobampo, MexicoGeoAu
Sun, 13 Sep 08:14 UTCM 6.7 / 10 km105 km al SUROESTE de LOS MOCHIS, SINSSN

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own experience report!
Guasave (Mexico, 101 km NE of epicenter) : We were a bit concerned about the possibility of a tsunami. A neighbor ran down to the beach and said the water had pulled back about 50 meters. I checked the tsunami site, which said that there wasn't a danger of a devastating tsunami. However, when you live at sea level and only a couple of blocks from the ocean, any tsunami could be devastating. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: Gulf of California, 13 Sep 2015 08h14

Show info about this
List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (84 quakes):
  • 09 Mar 2016 07:46 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 29 Feb 2016 09:38 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 29 Feb 2016 09:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Feb 2016 12:52 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 26 Feb 2016 21:24 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    143 km (88.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 26 Feb 2016 01:01 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 26 Feb 2016 00:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 Feb 2016 17:02 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 Feb 2016 08:36 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Feb 2016 19:05 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 Feb 2016 16:52 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 30 Jan 2016 11:48 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 30 Jan 2016 11:41 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Jan 2016 21:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Jan 2016 19:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Jan 2016 19:46 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Gulf of California on Sunday, 13 September 2015

More on VolcanoDiscovery

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!


Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: