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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 148 km southeast of San José del Cabo, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 9:33 am (GMT -7) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 148 km southeast of San José del Cabo, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 9:33 am (GMT -7) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 148 km southeast of San José del Cabo, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 9:33 am (GMT -7)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Mar 17:20 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 47 minutes.
18 Mar 18:52: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 26 km (16 mi) towards SSW.
18 Mar 20:54: Now using data updates from USGS
18 Mar 21:00: Now using data updates from SSN

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 16:33:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 9:33 am (GMT -7)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.44°N / 108.42°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode22.44°S / 71.58°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities136 km (85 mi) ESE of Las Dos Ballenas (pop: 10) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) ESE of San José del Cabo (pop: 69,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
154 km (96 mi) ESE 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
224 km (139 mi) WSW of Mazatlan (pop: 381,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
227 km (141 mi) SW of La Cruz (pop: 15,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
270 km (168 mi) SE of La Paz (pop: 215,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.310 kmMexico: 149 Km Al SURESTE De SAN JOSE DEL CABO, BCSSSN
4.410 kmOff Coast of Central MexicoRaspberryShake
4.210 kmOff Coast of Central MexicoGFZ
4.410 kmOff Coast Of Central MexicoIRIS
4.410 km149 Km SE of La Playa, MexicoUSGS


Seismic station: SANTA ROSALIA (SRIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 665 km / 413 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 (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur (161.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt

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