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

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

- Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 65 km west of Juliaca, San Roman, Puno, Peru, on Sunday, 31 May 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: 31 May 2020 05:09:36 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 161.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.39°S / 70.73°W (Peru)
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!
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Hacienda Huancane (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!
70 km (44 mi) WNW of Atuncolla (Puno) (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SE of Espinar (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 (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!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
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.  
141.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
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  
551.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
90.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Movimiento largo y fuerte (reported through our app)  
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)
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  
Ilo, Alto Ilo, San Pedro A 2 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Duro mas de un minuto  
Arequipa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Arequipa Peru, lots of shaking for a long time.  
Copacabana, Bolivia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : MII II Copacabana Bolivia  
Iquique, Chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Movimiento largo, en un comienzo fuerte y luego se mantuvo  
Cusco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Largo sismo leve y mucho ruido.  
La Molina (Peru, 748 km NW of epicenter) : En Lima Este, no se sintio (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 544 km S of epicenter) : Me encuentro en Iquique, Chile, a unos 600 kilómetros del epicentro y lo sentí largo y fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Arequipa (Peru, 135 km SW of epicenter) : Fue muy largo y horas después hubo otro en Moquegua. (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 294 km S of epicenter) : Un sacudon muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Arequipa (Peru, 152 km SW of epicenter) : It lasted a very long time (reported through EMSC)  
Iquique (Chile, 539 km S of epicenter) : Leve en Iquique fue 2 movimientos sísmicos (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 344 km S of epicenter) : Mucho ruido y remezon (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 344 km S of epicenter) : Silencioso (reported through EMSC)  
Arica (Chile, 344 km S of epicenter) : Mucho movimiento aquí en arica chile (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 294 km S of epicenter) : Sonido, vibración y movimiento del televisor y los vasos (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 294 km S of epicenter) : Long and pretty strong shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Arequipa (Peru, 152 km SW of epicenter) : Bastante fuerte en Arequipa (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 18 Oct 2020 04:54 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 03:41 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 30 Aug 2020 00:39 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 29 Aug 2020 20:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 10 Aug 2020 13:41 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details

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