Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Peru on Friday, 25 January 2019 at 04:45 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Near Coast of Peru on Friday, 25 January 2019 at 04:45 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Jan 04:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 25 Jan 2019 04:45:17 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.5°S / 75.42°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (231 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) NE of Salineras Las Piletas
26 km (16 mi) W of Palpa (pop: 5,880)
47 km (29 mi) SE of Santiago (Ica) (pop: 10,400)
58 km (36 mi) SE of Ica (pop: 246,800)
64 km (39 mi) NW of Nazca (pop: 23,600)
86 km (53 mi) NNW of Minas de Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500)
324 km (201 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
467 km (290 mi) WNW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.510 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
M 5.652 km NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERUEMSC
M 5.551 kmNear Coast of PeruGeoAu
M 5.658 km- 19km W of Rio Grande, PeruUSGS

User reports for this quake (61)

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Barranco- movement for several seconds- enough to / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ica / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
San Miguel, Lima (324 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Gentle swaying/rocking of bed on 10th floor, lasted about 20-30 seconds
Ica / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everyone ran in the garden of the Hostel. The shaking was short but quite strong, we first thought about an explosion..
Hotel Queirolo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was during the Night before going to bed. Walls were shaken.
Sir I / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lima, surco (312 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
322.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Miraflores (316.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lima / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Isidro / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pisco Pisco Ica (122.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Lima (310.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : very slight shaking and vibration, heard more than felt, lasting about 3-5 seconds
317.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lima / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lima / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Nazca / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Lima / Weak shaking (MMI III)
58.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : High intensity, long duration tremour. The building was shaking for a long time. The sound of the quake was of very low frequency and costant, like steady state sound, sonething like that of a big truck that lasted for the whole duration od the tremour, and even a few seconds before the shaking started.
Paracas peru (115.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fue en Ica, Palpa - Perú, se sintió fuerte en Li / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fuerte y prolongado movimiento, pensé que iba a seguir pero cesó.
malecon de la marina / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
115.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lima, San Isidro / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lima, San Gabriel alto / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paracas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Huacachina / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Paracas (110.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Short but clear shaking
miraflores, lima / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lima, Peru / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Isidro District Lima / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lince, Lima / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Miraflores, Lima / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light though Long time shaking (living in a 10th floor)
309.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Miraflores, Lima / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bujama Alta Beach / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lima surco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintió suave pero largo al rededor de un minuto
Miraflores. Lima / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lima, Peru (316.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
315.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lima / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arawi Hotel Miraflores / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lima, Pérou / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chorrillos (Peru, 310 km NW of epicenter) : Movimiento ondulante no intenso (reported through EMSC)
Arequipa (Peru, 464 km SE of epicenter) : Se movió bastante (reported through EMSC)
Santiago de Surco (Peru, 315 km NW of epicenter) : Yo vivo en un cerro que es piedra y los temblores se sienten suaves o no se perciben pero este si se sintió como una mecedora y bien largo. (reported through EMSC)
Lima (Peru, 324 km NW of epicenter) : many small earthquakes in lima peru... happens at least 3 times a year (reported through EMSC)
Ica (Peru, 61 km NW of epicenter) : Ha sido un temblor muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Los Olivos (Peru, 334 km NW of epicenter) : Fue muy largo como 15 segúndos de duración, pero algo suave. Los olivos (reported through EMSC)
Callao (Peru, 333 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
San Juan de Lurigancho (Peru, 324 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió el movimiento suave, pero prolongado en tiempo. Chaclacayo (reported through EMSC)
Miraflores (Peru, 316 km NW of epicenter) : Fue largo. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago de Surco (Peru, 315 km NW of epicenter) : Monterrico, LimaWoke us up with shaking of the bed, but not enough to rattle the windows. (reported through EMSC)
Chaclacayo (Peru, 315 km NW of epicenter) : It took more than 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
La Molina (Peru, 314 km NW of epicenter) : Temblor moderado 30 segundos (reported through EMSC)
La Molina (Peru, 314 km NW of epicenter) : Temblor se sintio largo y suave en Lima (reported through EMSC)
San Juan de Miraflores (Peru, 308 km NW of epicenter) : Fue suave en Lima pero prolongado (reported through EMSC)
Imperial (Peru, 189 km NW of epicenter) : Duración 1 minuto e Imperial-Cañete (reported through EMSC)
Ica (Peru, 60 km NW of epicenter) : Temblor muy fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Near Coast of Peru 25 January 04:45 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 19 Feb 2019 08:32 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Peru on Friday, 25 January 2019 at 04:45 (GMT)
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