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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 12 km east of Los Reyes de Salgado, Michoacan, Mexico, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:40 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 12 km east of Los Reyes de Salgado, Michoacan, Mexico, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:40 am (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 12 km east of Los Reyes de Salgado, Michoacan, Mexico, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:40 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Mar 06:49 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 9 minutes.
17 Mar 07:12: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
17 Mar 07:21: Now using data updates from SSN

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 17, 2023 06:40:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 12:40 am (GMT -6)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.61°N / 102.36°W (Los Reyes, Michoacan, Mexico)
Antipode19.61°S / 77.64°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoMichoacán-Guanajuato (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities0 km (0 mi) WSW of Dieciocho de Marzo (pop: 105) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) NNE of Periban (Peribán de Ramos, Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 15,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) E of Los Reyes de Salgado (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 39,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) S of Jacona de Plancarte (México) (pop: 56,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) NW of Uruapan (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 264,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (26 mi) S of Zamora de Hidalgo (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 141,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) W of Morelia (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 597,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
339 km (211 mi) W of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 10.8°C (51 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.15 kmNear Los Reyes De Salgado, Michoacán De Ocampo, MexicoSSN
4.15 kmMexico: 12 Km Al NORESTE De PERIBAN, MICHRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Morelia, Mich, MX (MOIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 119 km / 74 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Morelia, Mich, MX: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (4)

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Los reyes michoacan (12.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : SE MOVIERON LAS CASAS MUY FEO  
Los Reyes de Salgado, Michoacán de Ocampo (12.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Estaba en mi cuarto, cuando las ventanas vibraron, fue de 2 a 5 segundos.  
Los reyes de Salgado , Mx / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Los reyes de Salgado Michoacán (10.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Estaba acostada , en la cama cuando lo sentí, fue leve pero se siembro duran 4 o 5 segundos  

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