Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 52 km west of Atico, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, Peru, on Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 04:31 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 52 km west of Atico, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, Peru, on Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 04:31 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 58 km depth

13 Feb 04:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 13 Feb 2020 04:31:59 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.17°S / 74.11°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Puerto Viejo (pop: 56) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of Atiquipa (pop: 137) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SSW of Coracora (Parinacochas) (pop: 7,420) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) SE of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SE of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) S of Tambo (Lucanas Province) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WNW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) S of Puquio (Provincia de Lucanas) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SSE of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
557 km (346 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.058 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
5.030 kmNear Coast Of Southern PeruEMSC
5.035 kmnear the coast of southern PeruUSGS
5.039 kmNear Coast of PeruGeoAu
5.210 kmNear Coast of PeruUSP

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