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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 107 km southwest of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 12:54 pm (GMT -7) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 107 km southwest of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 12:54 pm (GMT -7) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 107 km southwest of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 12:54 pm (GMT -7)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 6 km depth

15 May 20:12 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
15 May 20:14: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sun, 15 May 2022, 20:18
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near El Vergel [Campo], Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico
4.2 quake 15 May 12:54 pm (GMT -7)
4.2 quake 15 May 12:54 pm (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred around noon on Sunday, May 15th, 2022, at 12:54 pm local time near El Vergel [Campo], Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 6 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.
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 El Vergel [Campo] (pop. 15) located 71 km from the epicenter, and San Felipe (pop. 16,700) 101 km away.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 15, 2022 19:54:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 15, 2022 at 12:54 pm (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.45°N / 114.02°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Antipode30.45°S / 65.98°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoIsla San Luis (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities71 km (44 mi) ESE of El Vergel [Campo] (pop: 15) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) SE of San Felipe (San Felípe) (pop: 16,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) SSW of Puerto Peñasco (pop: 56,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) WSW of Plutarco Elias Calles (La Y Griega) (pop: 3,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) SSE of Santa Clara (pop: 3,970) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (112 mi) W of Heroica Caborca (pop: 59,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) E of Lazaro Cardenas (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
191 km (119 mi) E of Vicente Guerrero (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (120 mi) SW of Sonoita (Sonoyta) (pop: 12,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
229 km (142 mi) SSE of Guadalupe Victoria (pop: 17,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 24.4°C (76 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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
4.26 kmMexico: 101 Km Al SURESTE De SAN FELIPE, BCSSN
4.26 kmMexico: GULF OF CALIFORNIAEMSC

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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