Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Gulf of California, 140 km northeast of San José del Cabo, Mexico, on 2021-07-24 22:38:57 (Hora de México) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - Gulf of California, 140 km northeast of San José del Cabo, Mexico, on 2021-07-24 22:38:57 (Hora de México)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 16 km depth

25 Jul 03:42 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
25 Jul 04:07: Now using data updates from SSN
25 Jul 04:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3.
Update Sun, 25 Jul 2021, 03:51
Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake 103 km northeast of Salinas, Mexico
4.9 quake 24 Jul 8:38 pm (GMT -7)
4.9 quake 24 Jul 8:38 pm (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred in the evening on Saturday 24 July 2021 at 8:38 pm local time near Salinas, Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Salinas (pop. 2,100) located 103 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jul 25, 2021 03:38:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2021-07-24 22:38:57 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24°N / 108.78°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Antipode: 24°S / 71.22°E
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) ENE of La Ribera (pop: 2,050) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ENE of Los Barriles (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SW of Navolato (pop: 29,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NE of San José del Cabo (pop: 69,800) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) WSW of Licenciado Benito Juarez (Campo Gobierno) (Licenciado Benito Juárez) (pop: 24,200) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) WSW of Villa Juarez (Licenciado Benito Juárez) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Costa Rica (Centro) (pop: 24,900) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) WSW of Culiacan (pop: 675,800) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) NE of Colonia del Sol (pop: 48,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NE of Cabo San Lucas (pop: 68,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SSW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
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

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.
5.316 kmMexico: 139 Km Al SUROESTE De NAVOLATO, SINSSN
5.49.6 km100 Km ENE of La Rivera, MexicoUSGS
5.410 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaGFZ
5.132 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (9)

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San Jose del Cabo (152.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : 6th floor of Royal Solaris Resort. Was outside on balcony. It started vibrating and two people felt it at the same time. One walked half way into the hotel room and still felt weak vibrations | 6 users found this interesting.  
San jose del cabo (141.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : Quick shake felt twice, at different times. | 2 users found this interesting.  
San Marcos (1303 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
La Ribera Punta Arena (95.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
La Ribera / not felt : In La Ribera, two of us neither felt anything.  
San Jose del cabo At home / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
San Marcos (1303 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Royal solaris los cabos (141.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Los cabos (167 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

  • 25 Jul 2021 04:25 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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