Help Ukraine

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.2 just reported 31 km southwest of Coracora, Peru

Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 22:58
4.2 quake 29 Oct 5:43 pm (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 29 Oct 5:43 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the afternoon on Friday, October 29th, 2021, at 5:43 pm local time near Coracora, Provincia de Parinacochas, Ayacucho, Peru, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 104 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Trapiche (pop. 26) located 13 km from the epicenter, Coracora (pop. 7,400) 31 km away, Aycara (pop. 280) 32 km away, Tambo (pop. 5,000) 40 km away, Puquio (pop. 10,500) 50 km away, and Acari (pop. 4,400) 68 km away. In Nazca (pop. 23,600, 102 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

If you felt it, report it through our site or app right now!
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic alerts online:
Android | IOS

Earthquake data:
I felt this quake

Date & time: Oct 29, 2021 5:43 pm (GMT -5) local time (29 Oct 2021 22:43 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.14°S / 74.05°W (Provincia de Lucanas, Ayacucho, Peru)
Primary data source: EMSC

Previous news

Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 21:51
We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Popayan, Cauca, Colombia on 29 Oct 2021 (GMT) at approximately 21:42. ... Read all
Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 21:43
3.0 quake 29 Oct 1:23 pm (GMT -8)
An intermediate magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported around noon near Pedro Bay, Lake and Peninsula, Alaska, USA. ... Read all
Show more
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.