Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 18 km northwest of Sullana, Peru

Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 10:28
4.2 quake 18 km west of Sullana, Piura, Peru, Sep 16, 2021 5:14 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 18 km west of Sullana, Piura, Peru, Sep 16, 2021 5:14 am (GMT -5)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Sullana, Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru. The tremor was recorded early morning on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 5:14 am local time, at a shallow depth of 28 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Chalaco (pop. 74) located 7 km from the epicenter, Marcavelica (pop. 25,600) 15 km away, Sullana (pop. 160,800) 18 km away, and Querecotillo (pop. 25,400) 22 km away.

Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Paita (pop. 56,200) located 40 km from the epicenter, San Martin (pop. 130,000) 41 km away, Piura (pop. 325,500) 44 km away, Catacaos (pop. 57,300) 48 km away, and Talara (pop. 99,100) 57 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Sep 16, 2021 5:14 am (GMT -5) local time (16 Sep 2021 10:14 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.86°S / 80.84°W (Sullana, Piura, Peru)
Primary data source: EMSC

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