Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 15 km southwest of Cupe, Provincia de La Union, Arequipa, Peru, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 23:34 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 15 km southwest of Cupe, Provincia de La Union, Arequipa, Peru, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 23:34 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Jan 23:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Jan 29 23:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Date & time: Jan 29, 2019 23:34:51 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.39°S / 73.11°W (Provincia de La Union, Arequipa, Peru)
Antipode: 15.39°N / 106.89°E
Nearest volcano: Coropuna (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) SW of Cupe (pop: 75) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Coracora (Parinacochas, Ayacucho) (pop: 7,420) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Orcopampa (Castilla) (pop: 5,640) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) NNW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) NW of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) WNW of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) S of Abancay (Apurímac) (pop: 55,100) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) WNW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) NW of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
564 km (350 mi) SE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.710 kmSouthern PeruGFZ
5.0119 kmSouthern PeruGeoAu
5.5109 km- 27km SSW of Orcopampa, PeruUSGS

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Cayma, Arequipa (200.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : only about three mild shakes and then it passed quickly.  
Iquique, Tarapacá (628 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Arequipa Arequipa (203.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Arequipa (201.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shaking lasted about 20 seconds  
Arequipa (Peru, 138 km SE of epicenter) : Me hizo salir a pesar de la lluvia. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

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Feb 21, 2019 22:17
3 years ago

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Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, 69 km SE of Coracora, PeruMore
Feb 19, 2019 04:37
3 years ago

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