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A 4.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Baja California, Mexico

Image Credit: EMSC

Nearly an hour ago a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck 40 km west of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico at a depth of 20km. The earthquake was felt also by a lot of people in California, United States.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports, but it is unlikely.

The earthquake was felt by a lot of people close to the epicenter. It was felt in Bajamar Santo Tomas (pop. 22) located 12 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ensenada (pop. 279,800) located 29 km from the epicenter, Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada (pop. 23,000) 38 km away, Rosarito (pop. 65,300) 51 km away, Las Delicias (pop. 15,500) 55 km away, Villa del Prado 2da Seccion (pop. 18,200) 57 km away, La Joya (pop. 26,900) 60 km away, Porticos de San Antonio (pop. 34,200) 60 km away, and Tijuana (pop. 1,301,000) 66 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tecate (pop. 64,800) located 77 km from the epicenter.

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