Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 48 km southwest of Trujillo, Peru
Sat, 8 May 2021, 20:0120:01 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Trujillo, Provincia de Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, was reported only 18 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 151 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Saturday 8 May 2021 at 2:42 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.
4.5 quake 8 May 2:42 pm (GMT -5)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.8.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Victor Raul (pop. 8,400) located 37 km from the epicenter, Salaverry (pop. 10,100) 39 km away, Moche (pop. 22,600) 43 km away, Viru (pop. 20,800) 44 km away, Trujillo (pop. 747,500) 48 km away, Laredo (pop. 24,700) 53 km away, Santiago de Cao (pop. 22,000) 66 km away, Chocope (pop. 32,400) 84 km away, and Chimbote (pop. 317,000) 86 km away.
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Date & time: 8 May 2:42 pm (GMT -5) local time (8 May 2021 19:42 GMT)
Depth: 151.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.54°S / 79.13°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Primary data source: GFZ
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