4 agosto, 2021

Two earthquakes hit Los Cabos and La Paz area in Baja Sur last Sunday

THE BAJA POST
NEWSROOM
SOURCE: https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes

According to the web site volcanodiscovery.com n earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 16 minutes ago 77 km northeast of La Ribera, Mexico, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.

The quake hit at a shallow depth of 17 km beneath the epicenter near the community of La Ribera, Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico, early morning on Sunday 4 April 2021 at 6:56 am local time.

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.

Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Ribera (pop. 2,100) located 77 km from the epicenter.

Another earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the morning on Sunday 4 April 2021 at 11:43 am local time near La Ribera, Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).

According to preliminary data, the quake was located 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.

A second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6. Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Ribera (pop. 2,100) located 100 km from the epicenter.

VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available.

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