Magnitude 4.1 quake near Baja California, Mexico

Last updated: 2018-03-26 (84) 17:50:57 UTC

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The Anza group at the University of California San Diego operates a broadband seismograph network consisting of 17 three component broadband seismograph stations centered near Anza, California (see map).

On Wednesday November 28 2007 at 2:49 PM (PST) we recorded an earthquake (preliminary ml 4.1) located near Baja California.

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Initial source parameters for this tremor are indicated below. The epicentral distance (i.e. the distance separating the epicenter and the closest station in the recording network) for Anza is 133 km (1.20 degrees).

This map shows the mainshock as a red star. Associated aftershocks are orange stars. Anza network stations are yellow triangles. Gray lines are major rivers.

Event Map

Global mecator event map

Event Parameters

Latitude Longitude Origin time (UTC) Origin time (PST) Depth (km) ml Author
32.0215 -115.4500 11/28/07 (332) 22:49.31 11/28/07 (332) 2:49 PM 13 4.1 QED

* The location and magnitude determined for this event are preliminary and are subject to change upon further review of seismic data.

Notes about the waveforms

On the Anza network, there were very clear crustal arrivals for this event. Typically, P or S means the first arriving P or S phase. In many instances, this first P may not be seen due to its low amplitude arrival and secondary arrivals may be the first observed phase.

After approximately 1-1.5 degrees the P and S phases arrive in the following sequence:

Depending on the local geology, the Pb,Pg,Sb,Sg phases may or may not be present. In this event, all three P & S phases are clearly seen.

Anza is a local network, meaning that it rarely is used to locate events at regional distance where these crustal phases are seen. Consequently, all arrivals are only marked P or S for this catalogue. So have some fun figuring out which of the arrivals are Pn, Pb, Pg, Sn, Sb, Sg!

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Of local interest:

We operate a broadband station on Mt. Soledad. At 14:49 (PST) station SOL recorded the P wave from this event. Here is a view of that event as picked by our analyst. A red P indicates a P wave arrival, a red S indicates an S wave arrival.

3 component seismometer recordings at Soledad

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