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Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 14 km east of Barranca, Peru

Tue, 4 May 2021, 08:28
08:28 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.6 quake 4 May 3:01 am (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 4 May 3:01 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred early morning on Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 3:01 am local time near Barranca, Datem del Marañón, Loreto, Peru, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 116 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Antonio (pop. 370) located 11 km from the epicenter, Barranca (pop. 5,800) 14 km away, and Lagunas (pop. 9,200) 106 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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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 4 May 3:01 am (GMT -5) local time (4 May 2021 08:01 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 116.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.85°S / 76.55°W (Datem del Marañon, Loreto, Peru)
Primary data source: EMSC

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