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Magnitude 6.6 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA

2006 January 4 08:32:31 UTC

A strong earthquake occurred at 08:32:31 (UTC) on Wednesday, January 4, 2006. The magnitude 6.6 event has been located in the GULF OF CALIFORNIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 6.6
Date-Time
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 08:32:31 (UTC)
    = Coordinated Universal Time
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 1:32:31 AM
    = local time at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 28.077°N, 112.096°W
    Depth 14 km (8.7 miles) set by location program
    Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA
    Distances
  • 86 km (53 miles) NNE (16°) from Santa Rosalia, Baja Calif. Sur, Mexico
  • 86 km (54 miles) NNE (12°) from Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • 105 km (65 miles) SW (215°) from La Doce, Sonora, Mexico
  • 156 km (97 miles) SW (225°) from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • 684 km (425 miles) SE (135°) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
  • Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 3.5 km (2.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters Nst=211, Nph=211, Dmin=610.4 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 54°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID ushmal

    • Preliminary Earthquake Report
    • U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
      World Data Center for Seismology, Denver