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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 159 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 at 2:27 am (GMT -8) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 159 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 at 2:27 am (GMT -8) Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 159 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 at 2:27 am (GMT -8)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 15 km depth

19 Dec 10:36 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 9 minutes.
19 Dec 10:40: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.6. Epicenter location corrected by 75 km (47 mi) towards NE.
19 Dec 10:47: Now using data updates from USGS
19 Dec 10:49: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sun, 19 Dec 2021, 10:48
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 93 km southwest of Puerto Lobos, Mexico early morning
4.8 quake 104 Km W of La Libertad, Mexico, Dec 19, 2021 2:27 am (GMT -8)
4.8 quake 104 Km W of La Libertad, Mexico, Dec 19, 2021 2:27 am (GMT -8)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Puerto Lobos, Caborca, altar sonora, Mexico, was reported only 21 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Sunday, December 19th, 2021, at 2:27 am local time. 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 4.6. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.6.
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 Puerto Lobos (pop. 120) located 93 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Libertad (pop. 2,800) located 104 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 19, 2021 10:27:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Dec 19, 2021 at 2:27 am (GMT -8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude29.9°N / 113.75°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Antipode29.9°S / 66.25°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoIsla San Luis (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities96 km (59 mi) ENE of Catarina (pop: 159) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) W of La Libertad (pop: 2,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) SW of Plutarco Elias Calles (La Y Griega) (pop: 3,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) SW of El Coyote (pop: 1,340) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) S of Puerto Peñasco (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) SE of San Felipe (San Felípe) (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) N of San Luis (Ensenada) (pop: 7,870) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
178 km (111 mi) WSW of Heroica Caborca (pop: 59,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (115 mi) WSW of Pitiquito (pop: 5,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
191 km (119 mi) E of El Rosario de Arriba (pop: 1,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 18.1°C (64 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.115 kmMexico: 159 Km Al SUR De PUERTO PEÑASCO, SONSSN
4.610 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaGFZ
4.810 kmMexico: GULF OF CALIFORNIAEMSC
4.810 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaRaspberryShake
4.810 km104 Km W of La Libertad, MexicoUSGS

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Inyokern, California / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Strong vibrations through the floor, glass on nightstand rattling | One user found this interesting.  
near Deer Valley, Maricopa, Arizona (453.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt, dog's normally let us know when quake's hit. (reported through our app)  
San Marcos / not felt (reported through our app)
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Westmorland, CA / not felt : We were sound asleep. (reported through our app)  
maricopa / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (48 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 29, 2022 10:36
22 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
MexicoMore
Jan 26, 2022 15:34
22 weeks ago
3.9

20 km
MexicoMore
Jan 25, 2022 10:16
23 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
MexicoMore
Jan 18, 2022 18:02
24 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
MexicoMore
Jan 18, 2022 18:00
24 weeks ago
3.7

19 km
MexicoMore
Jan 15, 2022 08:58
24 weeks ago
3.7

20 km
MexicoMore
Jan 5, 2022 20:11
25 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
MexicoMore
Dec 28, 2021 07:18
27 weeks ago
4.2

23 km
152 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 28, 2021 03:48
27 weeks ago
4.1

13 km
159 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 28, 2021 02:43
27 weeks ago
4.5

15 km
153 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 28, 2021 02:00
27 weeks ago
4.1

13 km
150 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 28, 2021 01:30
27 weeks ago
4.2

11 km
156 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 22:47
27 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
170 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 22:40
27 weeks ago
4.2

10 km
169 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 21:25
27 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
156 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 19:44
27 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
159 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 18:45
27 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
178 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 18:07
27 weeks ago
4.2

8 km
167 km SW of Heroica Caborca, Caborca Municipality, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 14:10
27 weeks ago
4.1

6 km
160 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 10:28
27 weeks ago
4.3

15 km
164 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 10:24
27 weeks ago
3.6

15 km
165 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 10:12
27 weeks ago
3.6

21 km
161 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 09:50
27 weeks ago
3.9

4 km
172 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 09:28
27 weeks ago
3.9

15 km
157 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 2021 06:21
27 weeks ago
4.1

21 km
166 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 26, 2021 22:20
27 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
168 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 26, 2021 22:14
27 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
149 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 26, 2021 22:10
27 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
162 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 26, 2021 12:51
27 weeks ago
4.2

15 km
149 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 25, 2021 22:33
27 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
167 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 25, 2021 12:56
27 weeks ago
4.2

16 km
143 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 25, 2021 10:56
27 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
147 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 25, 2021 10:09
27 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
169 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 25, 2021 07:54
27 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
166 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 25, 2021 07:05
27 weeks ago
4.1

10 km
166 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 25, 2021 04:38
27 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
175 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 17:38
27 weeks ago
4.4

10 km
168 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 17:33
27 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
173 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 16:36
27 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
166 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 10:47
27 weeks ago
3.8

20 km
159 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 09:48
27 weeks ago
3.7

20 km
154 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 08:58
27 weeks ago
4.0

20 km
152 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 08:41
27 weeks ago
4.0

21 km
159 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 07:52
27 weeks ago
3.7

20 km
162 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 06:33
27 weeks ago
4.4

21 km
154 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 05:44
27 weeks ago
4.7

2 km
92 km W of La Libertad, Pitiquito Municipality, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 2021 05:32
27 weeks ago
4.0

20 km
149 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Dec 19, 2021 10:44
28 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
161 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
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