Light magnitude 4.7 quake hits 59 km northwest of Jaén, Peru early morning
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 10:5710:57 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Los Cuyes, Peru. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 5.37 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
4.7 quake 29 Nov 5:37 am (GMT -5)
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
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. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Los Cuyes (pop. 100) located 3 km from the epicenter, Los Cuyes (pop. 100) 3 km away, and San Ignacio (pop. 7,900) 8 km away.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Los Llanos (pop. 300) located 14 km from the epicenter, El Rejo (pop. 200) 16 km away, Jaén (pop. 52,500) 59 km away, La Peca (pop. 27,000) 73 km away, and Bagua Grande (pop. 20,400) 84 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Date & time: Sun, 29 Nov 10:37 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.19°S / 78.94°W
Primary data source: GFZ