Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru
Mon, 27 Sep 2021, 21:0421:04 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred 30 minutes ago 75 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
4.3 quake 27 Sep 3:32 pm (GMT -5)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 27 km beneath the epicenter near Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru, early afternoon on Monday, September 27th, 2021, at 3:32 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Capilla (pop. 320) located 73 km from the epicenter, Chimbote (pop. 317,000) 75 km away, Coishco (pop. 15,100) 77 km away, and Puerto Santa (pop. 14,100) 78 km away.
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Date & time: Sep 27, 2021 3:32 pm (GMT -5) local time (27 Sep 2021 20:32 GMT)
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.54°S / 79.08°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Primary data source: EMSC
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