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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 126 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb 25, 2022 at 1:18 am (GMT -8) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 126 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb 25, 2022 at 1:18 am (GMT -8) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 126 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Feb 25, 2022 at 1:18 am (GMT -8)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 8 km depth

25 Feb 09:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 21 minutes.
25 Feb 09:39: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5.
25 Feb 10:07: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Fri, 25 Feb 2022, 09:48
Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 85 km southwest of Puerto Lobos, Mexico
4.5 quake 25 Feb 1:18 am (GMT -8)
4.5 quake 25 Feb 1:18 am (GMT -8)
A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early morning near Puerto Lobos, Caborca, Sonora, Mexico.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday, February 25th, 2022, at 1:18 am local time 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto Lobos (pop. 120) located 85 km from the epicenter, and La Libertad (pop. 2,800) 95 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 25, 2022 09:18:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Feb 25, 2022 at 1:18 am (GMT -8)
Depth8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.19°N / 113.69°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Antipode30.19°S / 66.31°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoIsla San Luis (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities82 km (51 mi) W of Puerto Lobos (pop: 121) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) WNW of La Libertad (pop: 2,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (72 mi) SW of Plutarco Elias Calles (La Y Griega) (pop: 3,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) S of Puerto Peñasco (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
144 km (89 mi) SE of San Felipe (San Felípe) (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) WSW of Heroica Caborca (pop: 59,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) WSW of Pitiquito (pop: 5,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) WSW of Altar (pop: 7,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) N of San Luis (Ensenada) (pop: 7,870) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
202 km (126 mi) SSW of Sonoita (Sonoyta) (pop: 12,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 14.9°C (59 F), humidity: 43%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
4.58 kmMexico: 126 Km Al SUR De PUERTO PEÑASCO, SONSSN
4.410 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaRaspberryShake
4.510 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaGFZ
4.410 km100 Km WNW of La Libertad, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

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Puerto penasco (130.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up from a dead sleep to a rocking motion back and forth. Was on the 7th floor of a condo resort.  
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