Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Gulf of California, 148 km south of Puerto Peñasco, altar sonora, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 3:17 am (GMT -8) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Gulf of California, 148 km south of Puerto Peñasco, altar  sonora, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 3:17 am (GMT -8)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Nov 11:35 UTC: First to report: SSN after 18 minutes.
Update Tue, 30 Nov 2021, 11:42
Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 90 km west of La Libertad, Mexico early morning
4.2 quake 30 Nov 3:17 am (GMT -8)
4.2 quake 30 Nov 3:17 am (GMT -8)
Just 25 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near La Libertad, Pitiquito, altar sonora, Mexico. The tremor was recorded early morning on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at 3:17 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Libertad (pop. 2,800) located 90 km from the epicenter.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 30, 2021 11:17:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 3:17 am (GMT -8)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.99°N / 113.62°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Antipode: 29.99°S / 66.38°E
Nearest volcano: Isla San Luis (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) W of La Libertad (pop: 2,780) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SW of Plutarco Elias Calles (La Y Griega) (pop: 3,730) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) S of Puerto Peñasco (pop: 56,800) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) WSW of Heroica Caborca (pop: 59,900) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SE of San Felipe (San Felípe) (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) WSW of Pitiquito (pop: 5,410) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) N of San Luis (Ensenada) (pop: 7,870) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) WSW of Altar (pop: 7,930) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SSW of Sonoita (Sonoyta) (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) WNW of Miguel Aleman (La Doce) (Miguel Alemán) (pop: 30,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 22.5°C (72 F), humidity: 61%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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4.210 kmMexico: 148 Km Al SUR De PUERTO PESSN

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