Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Sonora Baja California, 86 km east of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, on Monday, 17 August 2020 at 15:30 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Sonora Baja California, 86 km east of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, on Monday, 17 August 2020 at 15:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 17 Aug 2020 15:30:36 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.618°N / 115.743°W (Sonora Baja California, Baja California, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Salton Buttes (176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) ESE of Yokakiul (pop: 14) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) E of Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada (Maneadero) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) ESE of Ensenada (pop: 279,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Camalu (Camalú) (pop: 8,620) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Guadalupe Victoria (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SSW of Mexicali (pop: 689,800) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SW of San Luis Rio Colorado (Sonora) (pop: 158,100) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) SE of Tecate (pop: 64,800) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Rosarito (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) SE of Tijuana (pop: 1,301,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.310 kmBaja California, MexicoGeoAu
4.510 km50 km E of San Vicente, MexicoUSGS

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (130 quakes):
  • 16 Oct 2020 07:39 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 Oct 2020 07:25 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Oct 2020 05:58 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 23:01 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    5.2 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Oct 2020 13:31 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 Oct 2020 21:35 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 Oct 2020 21:14 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    2.5 km (1.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Oct 2020 12:42 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    3.9 km (2.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Sep 2020 08:33 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 20:04 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 26 Sep 2020 19:12 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 26 Sep 2020 17:46 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 09:17 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 24 Sep 2020 05:17 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 23 Sep 2020 22:49 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    9.2 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Sep 2020 11:20 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

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