Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 468 km southeast of Lima, Peru, on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 13:47 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - 468 km southeast of Lima, Peru, on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 13:47 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 26 km depth

8 May 13:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
May 8 14:03: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 26.0 km.
Date & time: 8 May 2019 01:47:22 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.74°S / 74.96°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Chaviña (Provincia de Caravelí) (pop: 166)
47 km (29 mi) SSE of San Juan (Provincia de Nazca) (pop: 12,800)
51 km (32 mi) SW of Acarí (Caravelí) (pop: 4,450)
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Minas de Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500)
101 km (63 mi) S of Nazca (pop: 23,600)
204 km (126 mi) SSE of Ica (pop: 246,800)
373 km (232 mi) W of Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
468 km (291 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.726 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
M 5.810 kmNear Coast Of Central PeruEMSC
M 5.436 kmNear Coast of PeruGeoAu
M 5.810 km69km S of Minas de Marcona, PeruUSGS
M 5.810 kmOff Coast of PeruBMKG
M 5.824 km269 km al SE de Pisco (Peru)GUG (U. Chile)

User reports for this quake (4)

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Lima / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Huacachina (203 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting outside by the pool area. Felt like someone was rocking my chair and the liquid in my glass shook. My boyfriend felt it too. We asked an employee afterwards but he didn't feel it. It lasted about 2 minutes
1664.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
91.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake 468 km southeast of Lima, Peru, 8 May 13:47 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 28 May 2019 03:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 09 May 2019 21:18 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 May 2019 18:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 468 km southeast of Lima, Peru, on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 13:47 (GMT)
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