Light 4.8 quake hits near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 23:0923:09 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 17 minutes ago 58 km northwest of Minas de Marcona, Peru, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
4.8 quake 20 Jan 5:49 pm (GMT -5)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru, in the afternoon on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 5:49 pm local time. 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 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 Hacienda Ullujaya (pop. 250) located 49 km from the epicenter, Minas de Marcona (pop. 15,500) 58 km away, San Juan de Marcona (pop. 12,800) 61 km away, Palpa (pop. 5,900) 72 km away, Nazca (pop. 23,600) 76 km away, and Santiago (pop. 10,400) 95 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ica (pop. 246,800) located 108 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: 20 Jan 2021 5:49 pm (GMT -5) local time (20 Jan 2021 22:49 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.03°S / 75.61°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Primary data source: USGS
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