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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 151 km southeast of San José del Cabo, Mexico, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 5:41 pm (GMT -7) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 151 km southeast of San José del Cabo, Mexico, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 5:41 pm (GMT -7) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 151 km southeast of San José del Cabo, Mexico, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 5:41 pm (GMT -7)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 17 km depth

18 Mar 01:14 UTC: First to report: SSN after 33 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 00:41:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 5:41 pm (GMT -7)
Depth16.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.27°N / 108.5°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode22.27°S / 71.5°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities142 km (88 mi) SE of Las Dos Ballenas (pop: 10) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
151 km (94 mi) SE of San José del Cabo (pop: 69,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) SE of Las Veredas (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) ESE of Cabo San Lucas (pop: 68,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) ESE of Colonia del Sol (pop: 48,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Las Palmas (pop: 11,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) SW of La Cruz (pop: 15,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
278 km (173 mi) SE of La Paz (pop: 215,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 23.1°C (74 F), humidity: 63%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from WNW
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.
4.517 kmMexico: 152 Km Al SURESTE De SAN JOSE DEL CABO, BCSSSN
4.510 kmOff Coast of Central MexicoRaspberryShake
4.510 kmOff Coast of Central MexicoGFZ


Seismic station: SANTA ROSALIA (SRIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 677 km / 420 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station SANTA ROSALIA: 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: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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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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