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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southern Peru on Sunday, 31 May 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 65 km west of Juliaca, Provincia de San Roman, Puno, Peru, on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 05:09 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 65 km west of Juliaca, Provincia de San Roman, Puno, Peru, on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 05:09 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 161 km depth

31 May 05:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
May 31 05:57: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Date & time: May 31, 2020 05:09:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 161.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.39°S / 70.73°W (Lampa, Puno, Peru)
Antipode: 15.39°N / 109.27°E
Nearest volcano: Ubinas (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Japusura (pop: 32) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Santa Lucia (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Lampa (pop: 4,780) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Huancane Hacienda (Lampa) (pop: 7,830) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Ayaviri (Melgar) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Juliaca (pop: 245,700) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SE of Espinar (Cusco) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NE of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
776 km (482 mi) ESE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.1161 kmSouthern PeruGFZ
5.9148 kmSouthern PeruEMSC
6.2164 kmSouthern PeruGeoAu
6.0163 kmSouthern Peru [Land: Peru]INGV
6.0153 km32 km WNW of Lampa, PeruUSGS
5.8185 kmSouthern PeruBMKG
6.1218 km73 km al NE de Arequipa (Peru)GUG (U. Chile)
6.1191 kmSouthern PeruUSP

User reports for this quake (49)

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ate (765.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : very very very very weak shaking.  
Arequipa (141.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lima (0 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cayma Arequipa (138.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted a relatively long period. Tanks on the roof banged loudly. Intensity rose and fell.  
Arequipa (141.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
near La Paz (312.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Arequipa. (210.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Singapore earthquake (18359 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : LAMP MOVING hard bed moving table flip over  
near Iquique, Tarapacá (551.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puno, Provincia de Puno (90.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Movimiento largo y fuerte (reported through our app)  
Cochabamba (536.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Ilo, Alto ilo, San Pedro A 2 (259.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arica, Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota (344 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Puerto Rico / not felt
La Paz, Bolivia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Samegua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
England / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Eatonville / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Cusco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
santiago de surco, lima, peru / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pucallpa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
La Paz Bolivia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lima / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lurin, Peru / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Mostly noise  
Arequipa Peru / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cayma / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Arica, Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Valparaiso / not felt : Not felt here  
puno / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : i was taking a dump. toilet moved. outhouse shook violently. my shit had to be cut prematurely  
Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It lasted a long time, like two minutes, there were not many movements but it did sound in the air.  
Camana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se escucho un ruido antes,durante y despues del terremoto.Como si fuera un volvo  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 18, 2020 04:54
1 year 30 weeks ago
3.4

14 km
33 Km Al Sur De Ocuviri, Lampa - Puno, PeruMore
Sep 25, 2020 03:41
1 year 33 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
87 km W of Juliaca, Provincia de San Roman, Puno, PeruMore
Aug 30, 2020 00:39
1 year 37 weeks ago
4.0

14 km
112 km NE of Arequipa, PeruMore
Aug 29, 2020 20:31
1 year 37 weeks ago
3.7

13 km
111 km NE of Arequipa, PeruMore
Aug 10, 2020 13:41
1 year 40 weeks ago
3.6

14 km
80 km W of Juliaca, Provincia de San Roman, Puno, PeruMore

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