Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 61 km northwest of Jaén, Peru in the morning
Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 15:2515:25 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 17 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 10:07 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
5.0 quake 21 Jul 10:07 am (GMT -5)
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Los Cuyes (pop. 120) located 6 km from the epicenter.
In San Ignacio (pop. 7,900) located 9 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Huancabamba (pop. 8,600) located 59 km from the epicenter, Jaén (pop. 52,500) 61 km away, La Peca (pop. 27,000) 73 km away, Cajaruro (pop. 7,300) 83 km away, and Bagua Grande (pop. 20,400) 84 km away.
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Date & time: 21 Jul 10:07 am (GMT -5) local time (21 Jul 2021 15:07 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.17°S / 78.92°W (Provincia de San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru)
Primary data source: GFZ