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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake 91 km south of Lima, Peru

Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 00:15
00:15 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.6 quake 15 Jan 6:51 pm (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 15 Jan 6:51 pm (GMT -5)
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported early evening near Lima, Peru.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Friday 15 January 2021 at 6:51 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 33 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake 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.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Las Salinas (pop. 520) located 59 km from the epicenter, Chilca (pop. 12,900) 60 km away, Quipa (pop. 29) 61 km away, San Hilarion (pop. 24) 61 km away, and Mala (pop. 17,300) 62 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Bartolo (pop. 5,700) located 67 km from the epicenter, Santa Rosa de Asia (pop. 340) 70 km away, La Palma (pop. 13) 72 km away, Buenos Aires (pop. 13) 74 km away, and Lima (pop. 7,737,000) 91 km away.
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Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 6:51 pm (GMT -5) local time (15 Jan 2021 23:51 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.85°S / 77.17°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Primary data source: EMSC

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