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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Mexico on Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm (GMT -7) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Mexico on Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm (GMT -7) Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - Mexico on Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm (GMT -7)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jan 21:32 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 6 minutes.
21 Jan 21:36: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1. Epicenter location corrected by 26 km (16 mi) towards NNE.
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21 Jan 22:07: Now using data updates from SSN
Date & time: Jan 21, 2022 21:26:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Jan 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.7°N / 110.89°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Antipode: 26.7°S / 69.11°E
Nearest volcano: Isla Tortuga (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) NE of Los Bufalos (pop: 39) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSW of Bahia de Lobos (pop: 2,870) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Loreto (Centro) (pop: 14,700) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) W of Huatabampo (pop: 30,500) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SW of Cd. Obregon (pop: 298,600) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) S of Guaymas (pop: 113,100) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SW of Esperanza (pop: 39,000) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) S of Empalme (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) WSW of Navojoa (pop: 113,800) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) WNW of Los Mochis (pop: 256,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 18.5°C (65 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
5.210 kmMexico: 89 Km Al NORESTE De LORETO, BCSSSN
5.310 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaGFZ
5.310 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaRaspberryShake
5.410 km79 Km SSW of Bahía De Lobos, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (9)

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loreto, BCS (90.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s : sitting down on level one of our house, starting shaking north south motion with objects on wall moving, e.g. the mirror | One user found this interesting.  
Benito Juarez (116 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Duración: 4 segundos | One user found this interesting.  
Loreto Bcs (80.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Sitting in kitchen reading. | One user found this interesting.  
Posada Concepcion, Mulege / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 1-2 s : I was sitting, felt a couple noticeable rolls. My husband was standing in front of me and did not feel it.  
Playa Frambes Lighthouse Resort / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Just another little shaker. | One user found this interesting.  
Calabasas, Los Angeles, California (1114.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Loreto BCS MEXICO (83.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Tempe Az 85281 / not felt (reported through our app)
Loreto, BCS / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 5-10 s
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

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Feb 6, 2022 22:43
14 weeks ago

20 km
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Jan 21, 2022 23:08
17 weeks ago

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Jan 21, 2022 22:47
17 weeks ago

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Jan 21, 2022 22:00
17 weeks ago

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Jan 21, 2022 21:39
17 weeks ago

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