Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Baja California, Mexico, on Thursday, 12 April 2012 at 07:15 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Baja California, Mexico, on Thursday, 12 April 2012 at 07:15 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 13 km depth

Date & time: 12 Apr 2012 07:15:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.696°N / 113.104°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Coronado (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (33 mi) SE of Bahía de los Ángeles (Baja California) (pop: 590)
70 km (43 mi) NE of San Luis (Ensenada, Baja California) (pop: 7,870)
114 km (71 mi) W of Bahía de Kino (Sonora) (pop: 6,050)
120 km (75 mi) NE of Villa Alberto Andrés Alvarado Arámburo (Baja California Sur) (pop: 6,900)
159 km (99 mi) W of Miguel Alemán (La Doce) (Miguel Alemán, Sonora) (pop: 30,900)
172 km (107 mi) NW of Santa Rosalía (Mulegé Municipality, Baja California Sur) (pop: 11,800)
538 km (334 mi) S of Phoenix (Arizona, USA) (pop: 1,563,000)
1752 km (1088 mi) NW of Mexico City (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.013 kmBaja California, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Baja California, Mexico, 12 April 07:15 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (68 quakes):
  • 09 Apr 2014 06:25 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Apr 2014 01:03 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 01 Apr 2014 22:29 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    107 km (66 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 06 Mar 2014 06:50 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 06 Mar 2014 06:05 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    93 km (58 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 06 Mar 2014 05:56 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 06 Mar 2014 02:14 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 05 Mar 2014 17:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Mar 2014 11:13 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 Feb 2014 05:49 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 06 Feb 2014 13:49 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 05 Feb 2014 05:39 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Jan 2014 17:21 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    135 km (84 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 Jan 2014 07:35 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 29 Dec 2013 06:22 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    109 km (68 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 26 Dec 2013 16:59 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Baja California, Mexico, on Thursday, 12 April 2012 at 07:15 (GMT)
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