Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Gulf of California, 106 km east of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, on Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 5:03 am (GMT -7) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - Gulf of California, 106 km east of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, on Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 5:03 am (GMT -7)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 17 km depth

16 Sep 12:21 UTC: First to report: SSN after 17 minutes.
Update Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 12:27
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 106 km east of La Paz, Mexico
4.3 quake 16 Sep 5:03 am (GMT -7)
4.3 quake 16 Sep 5:03 am (GMT -7)
Just 23 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The tremor was recorded early morning on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 5:03 am local time, at a shallow depth of 17 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Linea (pop. 34) located 68 km from the epicenter, Los Barriles (pop. 1,200) 79 km away, La Ribera (pop. 2,100) 82 km away, and La Paz (pop. 215,200) 106 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Sep 16, 2021 12:03:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 5:03 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.27°N / 109.26°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Antipode: 24.27°S / 70.74°E
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) NE of La Linea (pop: 34) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NE of Los Barriles (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNE of La Rivera (pop: 2,050) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) E of La Paz (pop: 215,200) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) E of El Centenario (pop: 4,700) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) NNE of Las Veredas (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NE of Todos Santos (pop: 5,150) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) NNE of San José del Cabo (pop: 69,800) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SW of La Reforma (pop: 6,740) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SW of Guamuchil (pop: 63,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 29.4°C (85 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SE
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | 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.
4.317 kmMexico: 107 Km Al ESTE De LA PAZ, BCSSSN
4.310 km82 Km E of La Rivera, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
La puente / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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