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Significant magnitude 5.5 earthquake 196 km southwest of Pucallpa, Peru

Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 18:44
18:44 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
5.5 quake 40 Km S of Monterrico, Peru, 30 Oct 1:24 pm (GMT -5)
5.5 quake 40 Km S of Monterrico, Peru, 30 Oct 1:24 pm (GMT -5)
A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported around noon near the village of Yuyapichis, Peru. According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday 30 October 2020 at 1.24 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Yuyapichis (pop. 700) at a distance of 50 km with light shaking, Codo del Pozuzo (pop. 900) at a distance of 62 km with light shaking, Huánuco (pop. 148,000) at a distance of 129 km with light shaking, and Pucallpa (pop. 310,800) at a distance of 196 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Fri, 30 Oct 18:24 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.2349°S / 75.2508°W
Primary data source: IGP

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