Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 32 km southeast of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, on 2020-01-11 21:21:03 -08:00 -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 32 km southeast of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, on 2020-01-11 21:21:03 -08:00

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 21 km depth

12 Jan 05:24 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Jan 2020 05:21:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-01-11 21:21:03 -08:00
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 20.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.41483°N / 115.22034°W (Mexicali Municipality, Baja California, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Prieto (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) W of Nuevo Leon (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) ESE of Ejido Michoacan de Ocampo (pop: 3,090) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NW of Guadalupe Victoria (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SE of Puebla (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SE of Mexicali (pop: 689,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Calexico (California, USA) (pop: 40,100) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) SE of Santa Isabel (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of San Luis (Yuma County, Arizona, USA) (pop: 31,500) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of San Luis Rio Colorado (Sonora) (pop: 158,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Arizona (USA) (pop: 94,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.021 km7km NNW of Delta, B.C., MX (Mexico)USGS
4.028 kmBaja California, MexicoEMSC

User reports for this quake (22)

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Mexicali, / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mexicali / Light shaking (MMI IV)
40.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We are 10 mi east of Holtville, Ca. Gently shook the motorhome. (reported through our app)  
Holtville California / Light shaking (MMI IV)
372 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
30.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Lo senti ya casi para dormir en la cama (reported through our app)  
MEXICALI / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El Centro (United States of America, 55 km NW of epicenter) : Felt a "rolling" sensation (reported through EMSC)  
Cangrejo Arriba (Puerto Rico, 5139 km E of epicenter) : Se movió la cama mucho. (reported through EMSC)  
(Puerto Rico, 5121 km E of epicenter) : . (reported through EMSC)  
Beaumont (United States of America, 238 km NW of epicenter) : I’ll take my chances outside, seen where people are crashed in their home or businesses. Only if I couldn’t get out would I get under cover in my home or business... (reported through EMSC)  
Mexicali (Mexico, 40 km NW of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)  
Mexicali (Mexico, 36 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió leve (reported through EMSC)  
Ontario (United States of America, 285 km NW of epicenter) : Not felt. (reported through EMSC)  
Chula Vista (United States of America, 174 km W of epicenter) : Not felt here. (reported through EMSC)  
Ramona (United States of America, 173 km W of epicenter) : Nothing noticeable in Ramons, CA. (reported through EMSC)  
Chula Vista (United States of America, 172 km W of epicenter) : Small rattle. House creaked. (reported through EMSC)  
Imperial (United States of America, 63 km NW of epicenter) : I thought I felt something, deb jep ImperialCalifornia (reported through EMSC)  
El Centro (United States of America, 57 km NW of epicenter) : Good little shake (reported through EMSC)  
Holtville (United States of America, 51 km NW of epicenter) : Not felt anything in Holtville, CA. (reported through EMSC)  
Calexico (United States of America, 42 km NW of epicenter) : just a sudden jolt (reported through EMSC)  
Mexicali (Mexico, 34 km NW of epicenter) : Todo tranquitronco (reported through EMSC)  
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