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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 293 km southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, on Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 at 5:22 pm (GMT -6) -

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 293 km southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, on Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 at 5:22 pm (GMT -6) Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 293 km southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, on Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 at 5:22 pm (GMT -6)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Dec 23:26 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
22 Dec 23:30: Now using data updates from GFZ
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23 Dec 00:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 6.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 22, 2021 23:22:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 22, 2021 at 5:22 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.71°N / 107.16°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode18.71°S / 72.84°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities226 km (141 mi) SW of Mariano Otero (pop: 10) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
293 km (182 mi) SW of Puerto Vallarta (pop: 203,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
300 km (186 mi) W of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
346 km (215 mi) W of Tecoman (pop: 85,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
365 km (227 mi) W of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop: 117,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
366 km (227 mi) W of Colima (pop: 137,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
391 km (243 mi) SW of Nayarit (pop: 332,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
404 km (251 mi) WSW of Cd. Guzman (pop: 97,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
451 km (280 mi) WSW of Guadalajara (pop: 1,495,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
848 km (527 mi) W of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 24.9°C (77 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmMexico: 279 Km Al OESTE De CIHUATLAN, JALSSN
6.012 kmOFF COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICOEMSC
6.010 kmOff Coast of Jalisco, MexicoRaspberryShake
6.09.8 kmOff Coast of Jalisco, Mexico [Sea: Mexico]INGV
6.110 kmOff Coast of Jalisco, MexicoGFZ
6.010 km225 Km SW of La Cruz De Loreto, MexicoUSGS
5.110 kmMexico: Near TepicRENASS
5.841 kmOff Coast of Jalisco, MexicoGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Sierra la Laguna Baja California Sur, Mexico (SLBS/IU network) | Distance from quake: 624 km / 388 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Sierra la Laguna Baja California Sur, Mexico: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (21)

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Lo de Marcos, Nayarit (313.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : Sitting on couch, heard a rumbling, felt couch shake, heard windows rattle, dogs barking and howling | 10 users found this interesting.  
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (291.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Lying on couch it started shaking very briefly. Enough that I noticed. I’m on 7th floor from street. | 6 users found this interesting.  
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (295.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : While sitting on sofa, I felt and heard a rumble, like a very loud truck or train, twice. The first one, I heard the patio door creak. Was very short, but definitely felt and heard it | 5 users found this interesting.  
puerto vallarta, mexico (293.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : I was sitting on my couch and all of a sudden my christmas tree and computer started wobbling back and forth and I realized it felt like an earthquake. | 5 users found this interesting.  
San Gabriel, Jalisco (374.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Movimiento del techo y lampara | 5 users found this interesting.  
Puerto Vallarta (293.3 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : was napping on sofa and it woke me up, felt maybe 4 or 5 vibrations | 4 users found this interesting.  
Calle Niza, Puerto Vallarta (295 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : I was in my bed and it shamed side to side | 4 users found this interesting.  
Nezahualcóyotl / not felt : No lo senti | 3 users found this interesting.  
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (295.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Sitting down noticed rocking motion | 2 users found this interesting.  
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, MX / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 5-10 s : At first I just thought I was dizzy, but so much so that I had to sit down and regain my composure. I remember thinking maybe I’d not eaten enough and was late headed and then recalled all that I’d eaten in that time frame.  
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (295.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Sitting down noticed rocking motion  
Calabasas, Los Angeles, California (2062.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Puerto Vallarta (293.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Puerto Vallarta / not felt
Lo de Marco's / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
puerto vallarta / not felt
Puerto Vallarta in the Romantica Zone / not felt
San Marcos / not felt (reported through our app)
Cuernavaca, Morelos. / not felt (reported through our app)
United States / not felt (reported through our app)
Puerto Vallarta / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 9, 2022 09:16
26 weeks ago
4.0

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 289 km SW of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MexicoMore
Jun 5, 2022 20:05
27 weeks ago
3.7

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 198 km SW of Tomatlan, Jalisco, MexicoMore
Jun 2, 2022 07:39
27 weeks ago
3.8

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
May 28, 2022 21:48
28 weeks ago
3.7

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
May 23, 2022 16:35
29 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
May 13, 2022 08:28
30 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
May 12, 2022 21:58
30 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
May 12, 2022 07:34
30 weeks ago
3.7

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 278 km SW of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MexicoMore
Apr 26, 2022 05:59
33 weeks ago
3.9

8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 222 km SW of Tomatlan, Jalisco, MexicoMore
Apr 14, 2022 07:53
34 weeks ago
4.0

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 291 km SW of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MexicoMore
Mar 27, 2022 12:30
37 weeks ago
4.4

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Mar 8, 2022 07:11
40 weeks ago
3.8

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 220 km SW of Tomatlan, Jalisco, MexicoMore
Mar 4, 2022 18:25
40 weeks ago
3.7

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Feb 14, 2022 22:52
43 weeks ago
3.9

11 km
North Pacific Ocean, 213 km SW of Tomatlan, Jalisco, MexicoMore
Feb 8, 2022 08:40
44 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 22:53
50 weeks ago
3.7

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Dec 26, 2021 09:32
50 weeks ago
3.6

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Dec 23, 2021 22:58
50 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 271 km W of Manzanillo, Colima, MexicoMore

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