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Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru

Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 21:51
21:51 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.2 quake 4 Mar 4:31 pm (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 4 Mar 4:31 pm (GMT -5)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Peru near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Thursday 4 March 2021 at 4:31 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 44 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Minas de Marcona (pop. 15,500) located 6 km from the epicenter, San Juan de Marcona (pop. 12,800) 23 km away, Nazca (pop. 23,600) 41 km away, and Palpa (pop. 5,900) 73 km away.
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Date & time: 4 Mar 2021 4:31 pm (GMT -5) local time (4 Mar 2021 21:31 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.18°S / 75.07°W (Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru)
Primary data source: EMSC

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