Mag. 4.8 earthquake - - 38km S of Acari, Peru, on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 at 15:02 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.1 quake Near Coast of Peru 14 January 09:18 UTC, which had occurred 2 days earlier.
Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - - 38km S of Acari, Peru, on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 at 15:02 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 44 km depth

Date & time: 16 Jan 2018 03:02:26 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 43.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.7792°S / 74.6351°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (136 km / 85 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) SE of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800)
81 km (50 mi) SE of Minas de Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500)
110 km (69 mi) SSE of Nazca (pop: 23,600)
123 km (77 mi) SW of Coracora (Parinacochas) (pop: 7,420)
132 km (82 mi) SSW of Puquio (Provincia de Lucanas) (pop: 10,500)
224 km (139 mi) SSE of Ica (pop: 246,800)
338 km (210 mi) W of Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
489 km (304 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.844 km- 38km S of Acari, PeruUSGS

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Nazca (109.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Yanaquihua (Peru, 189 km E of epicenter) : Leve pero largo (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - - 38km S of Acari, Peru, on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 at 15:02 (GMT)
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