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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 27 km west of Ilabaya, Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 05:13 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 27 km west of Ilabaya, Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 05:13 GMT Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 27 km west of Ilabaya, Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 05:13 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 92 km depth

24 Jan 05:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 24, 2020 05:13:51 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth92.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.44°S / 70.77°W (Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Peru)
Antipode17.44°N / 109.23°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt27 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoTutupaca (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (7 mi) W of Caoña (pop: 12) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) W of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre) (pop: 9,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) SE of San Antonio (Moquegua) (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) SE of Moquegua (pop: 54,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) S of Torata (Mariscal Nieto, Moquegua) (pop: 7,050) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) ENE of Ilo (Moquegua) (pop: 53,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) NW of Tacna (pop: 280,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
142 km (88 mi) SE of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
902 km (560 mi) SE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.192 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
5.486 kmSouthern PeruEMSC
5.355 kmNear Coast of PeruGeoAu
5.482 km25km SSW of Moquegua, PeruUSGS
5.479 km34 km al NE de Ilo (Peru)GUG (U. Chile)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1287 km / 799 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (35)

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Cayma, Arequipa (155.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Preceded by very mild tremor, then the actual quake. My building seemed to shake but mildly.  
Arica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Slow shuddering for about 20 seconds  
82.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
145.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
José Luis Bustamante District, Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoke from sleep, no falling objects.  
Muy fuerte lo sentí en yura (156.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
140.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We woke up and felt it very strong. In our room no falling objects, but I would not wonder if there were in other places here in Arequipa.  
Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arequipa, JLByR (137.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintió muy fuerte y rápido. (reported through our app)  
Tacna (83.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Sucedio en la madrugada a las 12 y tantos a tacna le sorprendio ya que estamos viviendo una intensa lluvia que edta indundando hogares (reported through our app)  
Cusco (453.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Arequipa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arequipa Peru / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ciudad Satelite, Provincia de Arequipa, Arequipa (136.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Arequipa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed and furniture shaking briefly.  
Arequipa (145.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arequipa (142.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Arequipa (143.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arequipa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Me despertó de una y se movió mi camita :(  
Arequipa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ciudad Satelite, Provincia de Arequipa, Arequipa (137 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arequipa (140.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arica (125.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Muy largo y moderado. (reported through our app)  
Arequipa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tacna, Provincia de Tacna (83.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Se movió las casas muy fuerte en Tacna Perú (reported through our app)  
Tacna, Provincia de Tacna (83.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
Arequipa (Peru, 136 km NW of epicenter) : First time I experienced an earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
Arequipa (Peru, 136 km NW of epicenter) : Arequipa, bonne secousse, sans plusBruyant (reported through EMSC)  
Miraflores (Peru, 136 km NW of epicenter) : Really strong, it made us running out... (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 12, 2020 14:37
3 years ago
3.7

16 km
19 km SW of Ilabaya, Jorge Basadre, Tacna, PeruMore
Mar 12, 2020 14:37
3 years ago
3.7

16 km
74 km NW of Tacna, PeruMore

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