Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 24 km north of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Saturday, 8 September 2018 at 14:38 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth
8 Sep 14:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Sep 2018 14:38:58 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.38°S / 81.35°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SW of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Mancora (Talara) (pop: 9,100) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WSW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NW of Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WNW of Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
976 km (606 mi) NNW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.9||10 km||Near Coast of Northern Peru||GFZ|
|M 5.2||10 km||NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU||EMSC|
|M 5.1||46 km||Near Coast of Northern Peru||GeoAu|
|M 5.2||10 km||- 36km NW of Talara, Peru||USGS|
|M 5.0||12 km||Peru||IGP|
User reports for this quake
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