Loreto Earthquake ...... AGAIN!

bajabuddha - 1-4-2019 at 08:36 AM

A 4.9 tremblor was registered 62 kms northeast of Loreto this morning at 5:33 a.m. (local time). Anyone feel it?

2nd earthquake at 09:37 (UTC), 02:37 (local). Registered 4.4, this one 85 kms northeast. Both at a depth of 10km.

[Edited on 1-5-2019 by bajabuddha]

Howard - 1-4-2019 at 09:21 AM

Absolutely felt it and it woke my butt up! Growing up in Southern California I immediately knew it was an earthquake.

It was a "shocker" rather than a roller. Around 3 good jolts and did not feel any aftershocks.

Phil C - 1-4-2019 at 09:49 AM

Yes, thought it was an earthquake, but the decided it was just the dog jumping on the bed! He must have felt it too.

StuckSucks - 1-4-2019 at 02:26 PM

M 4.9 - 62km NE of Loreto, Mexico

Magnitude 4.9 mb
uncertainty ± 0.1

Location 26.347°N 110.839°W
uncertainty ± 7.5 km

Depth 10.0 km
uncertainty ± 1.9

Origin Time 2019-01-04 12:33:05.950 UTC

David K - 1-4-2019 at 05:33 PM

Thanks for the map, Jim!

Lee - 1-4-2019 at 07:31 PM

Think subduction fault.

''The present shape and form of Baja California was developed in the last 5-10 million years as the continent finally yielded to the stretching and opened successive areas of the Gulf, finally opening the mouth about 5 million years ago. The splitting of the continent tilted the peninsula westward forming the asymmetric fault blocks of the main ranges of the Sierra Juarez, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Sierra la Giganta and uplifting other ranges such as the Sierra la Asamblea and Sierra la Victoria. Coastal California and Baja California will eventually become an Island.''

micah202 - 1-4-2019 at 08:22 PM

Lol,, memories from last february,, camped near Mulege when a quake happened. any fear was quickly subdued by the site of all the cactus dancing! <;~D

bajabuddha - 1-5-2019 at 06:38 AM


2nd earthquake at 09:37 (UTC), 02:37 (local). Registered 4.4, this one 85 kms northeast. Both at a depth of 10km.

David K - 1-5-2019 at 06:59 AM

Baja is on the move!

StuckSucks - 1-5-2019 at 11:13 AM

M 4.4 - 85km ENE of Loreto, Mexico

Magnitude 4.4 mb
uncertainty ± 0.1

Location 26.335°N 110.571°W
uncertainty ± 6.5 km

Depth 10.0 km
uncertainty ± 1.8

Origin Time 2019-01-05 09:37:00.630 UTC

Howard - 1-5-2019 at 03:04 PM

Thought I felt that one as well but nowhere near the intensity as the one the other morning. I just felt a little bump at my place and wasn't even sure it was an earthquake but assumed it was.

FYI, just starting to rain a little at 3:00 Loreto time. Barely wetting the dirt streets.