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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 138 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Jun 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm (GMT -7) -

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 138 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Jun 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm (GMT -7) Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 138 km south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, on Friday, Jun 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm (GMT -7)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 20 km depth

18 Jun 05:12 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
18 Jun 05:35: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sat, 18 Jun 2022, 05:21

Significant magnitude 5.2 earthquake 84 km southwest of Puerto Lobos, Mexico

5.2 quake 17 Jun 9:51 pm (GMT -7)
5.2 quake 17 Jun 9:51 pm (GMT -7)
A shallow magnitude 5.2 earthquake was reported in the evening near Puerto Lobos, Caborca, Sonora, Mexico.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Friday, June 17th, 2022, at 9:51 pm 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2 as well. A third agency, the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, reported the same quake at magnitude 5.2.
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 84 km from the epicenter, La Libertad (pop. 2,800) 99 km away, and Plutarco Elias Calles (La Y Griega) (pop. 3,700) 123 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 18, 2022 04:51:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Jun 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm (GMT -7)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.3
Depth20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude30.1°N / 113.79°W (Gulf of California, Mexico)
Antipode30.1°S / 66.21°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoIsla San Luis (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities93 km (58 mi) WSW of Puerto Lobos (pop: 121) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) W of La Libertad (pop: 2,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
129 km (80 mi) SW of Plutarco Elias Calles (La Y Griega) (pop: 3,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (85 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
171 km (106 mi) WSW of Heroica Caborca (pop: 59,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) N of San Luis (Ensenada) (pop: 7,870) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
199 km (124 mi) WSW of Altar (pop: 7,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 26.9°C (80 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 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
5.320 kmMexico: 137 Km Al SUR De PUERTO PEÑASCO, SONSSN
5.210 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaRaspberryShake
5.210 kmMexico: GULF OF CALIFORNIAEMSC
5.210 km98 Km W of La Libertad, MexicoUSGS
5.110 kmMexico: Gulf of CaliforniaGFZ

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tucson, Arizona (TUC/IU network) | Distance from quake: 377 km / 234 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tucson, Arizona: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (3)

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Waddell (404.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Felt like someone was moving my recliner | 7 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Calabasas, Los Angeles, California (643 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
National City / not felt (reported through our app)

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 31, 2022 12:46
8 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
130 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jul 14, 2022 08:33
10 weeks ago
4.0

7 km
126 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jul 3, 2022 09:04
12 weeks ago
3.7

10 km
131 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jul 1, 2022 17:02
12 weeks ago
4.0

10 km
135 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jul 1, 2022 01:14
12 weeks ago
4.2

8 km
131 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 30, 2022 10:00
12 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
147 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 21, 2022 08:36
14 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
156 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 20, 2022 09:17
14 weeks ago
3.8

12 km
136 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 20, 2022 09:15
14 weeks ago
4.0

16 km
133 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 19, 2022 20:53
14 weeks ago
3.7

20 km
143 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 19, 2022 08:06
14 weeks ago
3.9

16 km
133 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 21:26
14 weeks ago
3.9

10 km
125 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:56
14 weeks ago
3.6

20 km
129 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:54
14 weeks ago
3.9

20 km
130 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:51
14 weeks ago
3.5

20 km
131 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:50
14 weeks ago
3.6

18 km
117 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:41
14 weeks ago
3.7

17 km
130 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:31
14 weeks ago
3.6

22 km
132 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:23
14 weeks ago
3.9

20 km
132 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:20
14 weeks ago
4.4

25 km
128 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:18
14 weeks ago
3.6

21 km
123 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:15
14 weeks ago
3.9

20 km
134 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 09:09
14 weeks ago
3.8

12 km
121 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 08:50
14 weeks ago
3.7

17 km
130 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 05:03
14 weeks ago
5.1

10 km
132 km S of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2022 05:00
14 weeks ago
4.9

20 km
99 km W of La Libertad, Pitiquito Municipality, Sonora, MexicoMore

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