Earthquake News and Global Seismic Reports
Light magnitude 4.9 quake hits 92 km southeast of Ica, Peru
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 19:3319:33 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.9 quake in Peru near the town of Palpa 46 minutes ago. The earthquake happened around noon on Wednesday 28 October at 1.47 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 32 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
4.9 quake: Near Coast of Peru, 28 Oct 2020 18:47
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Palpa (pop. 5,900) at a distance of 53 km with weak shaking, Tulin (pop. 900) at a distance of 56 km with weak shaking, Ica (pop. 246,800) at a distance of 92 km with weak shaking, and Chincha Alta (pop. 153,100) at a distance of 175 km with weak shaking.
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Date & time: Wed, 28 Oct 18:47 UTC
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.0945°S / 75.9245°W
Primary data source: IGP