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Friday, February 18, 2011

MEXICO - 5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Baja California in Mexico

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck at around 10:00 am local time Friday about 118 miles (190 kilometers) southeast of Tijuana, Mexico, in the state of Baja California, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake was centered 32 miles (52 km) southwest of San Luis, Arizona.
Seismologist John Bellini with the National Earthquake Center in Golden, Colo., told the Associated Press that the Center received reports the quake was felt in Southern California and the border region in southwest Arizona including Yuma and San Luis.
There were no immediate reports of injuries of damages, the Associated Press reported.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/18/51-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-baja-california-mexico/#ixzz1ELhph567

Magnitude
5.1

Date-Time
Friday, February 18, 2011 at 17:47:35 UTC
Friday, February 18, 2011 at 09:47:35 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location
32.047°N, 115.062°W

Depth
15 km (9.3 miles) (poorly constrained)

Region
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

Distances
27 km (17 miles) S (171°) from Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
53 km (33 miles) SSW (210°) from San Luis R�o Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
57 km (36 miles) SSW (209°) from San Luis, AZ
192 km (119 miles) ESE (106°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 4 km (2.5 miles); depth +/- 31.6 km (19.6 miles)

Parameters
Nph= 12, Dmin=47 km, Rmss=0.26 sec, Gp=270°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8

Source
California Integrated Seismic Net:
USGS Caltech CGS UCB UCSD UNR

Event ID
ci14937372