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Multiple Earthquakes Hit Near Baja California Sur

Map showing earthquake locations near Baja California Sur
Map showing earthquake locations near Baja California Sur

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur (BCS) – On Wednesday, July 3, a series of significant earthquakes shook the regions near Baja California Sur, with the most recent one measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, located 369 km from Cabo San Lucas.

Details of the Earthquake Series

According to the National Seismological Service (SSN), the 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck at 18:17 hours (central time) at a depth of 10 kilometers south of Cabo San Lucas, with coordinates at 19.59°, -109.40°. This earthquake was part of a series of tremors that occurred throughout the day, starting early in the morning.

Earlier on the same day, at 05:44, a 5.1 magnitude tremor was recorded 73 kilometers northeast of Loreto at a depth of 10 kilometers. Just five minutes later, at 05:49, another quake of magnitude 4.1 occurred 86 kilometers northeast of Loreto, with a depth of 6.1 kilometers. Following this, at 05:59, a 3.7 magnitude tremor was detected 98 kilometers northeast of Loreto at a depth of 17 kilometers. The series continued with a 3.6 magnitude quake at 09:16, 67 kilometers northeast of Loreto, at a depth of 8.4 kilometers.

These earthquakes, though significant, have not yet resulted in reports of injuries or major structural damage. However, they serve as a reminder of the seismic activity in the region and the importance of preparedness. Local authorities and emergency services are on alert and monitoring the situation closely, ensuring that safety protocols are in place to respond quickly to any potential aftershocks or further seismic activity.

The recent earthquakes near Baja California Sur highlight the region’s susceptibility to seismic events. The National Seismological Service continues to monitor and provide updates on the situation, urging residents and tourists to stay informed and prepared for any further developments.

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