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Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 5.8 km south of Periban, Michoacan, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:09 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 5.8 km south of Periban, Michoacan, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:09 pm (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 5.8 km south of Periban, Michoacan, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:09 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 2 km depth

19 Mar 04:35 UTC: First to report: SSN after 25 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 19, 2023 04:09:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:09 pm (GMT -6)
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.47°N / 102.4°W (Periban, Michoacan, Mexico)
Antipode19.47°S / 77.6°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoMichoacán-Guanajuato (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (3 mi) ESE of Parambén (Michoacán) (pop: 201) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) SSE of Periban (Peribán de Ramos, Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 15,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (10 mi) SSE of Los Reyes de Salgado (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 39,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) W of Uruapan (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 264,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) WSW of Paracho de Verduzco (Centro, Michoacán) (pop: 18,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) N of Apatzingan (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 99,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) WSW of Morelia (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 597,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
343 km (213 mi) W of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 9.4°C (49 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.82 kmMexico: 5 Km Al SURESTE De PERIBAN, MICHSSN
3.82 kmMichoacan, MexicoRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Morelia, Mich, MX (MOIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 124 km / 77 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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