Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 34 km southwest of Tacna, Peru, on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 23:07 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 34 km southwest of Tacna, Peru, on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 23:07 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 64 km depth

2 Mar 23:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Mar 2 23:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 64.0 km.
Date & time: Mar 2, 2020 23:07:53 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.17°S / 70.53°W (Provincia de Tacna, Tacna, Peru)
Antipode: 18.17°N / 109.47°E
Nearest volcano: Tacora (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) E of Boca del Rio (Provincia de Tacna) (pop: 219) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WSW of Tacna (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Chipispaya (pop: 1,930) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) S of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Totoral (pop: 1,980) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Tarata (pop: 3,050) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SSW of Quilahuani (pop: 3,180) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SE of Ilo (Moquegua) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SSE of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
975 km (606 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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5.064 kmNear Coast of Northern Chile (Peru)GFZ
5.080 kmOffshore Tarapaca, Chile (Peru)EMSC
5.058 km26 km al SO de Tacna (Peru)GUG (U. Chile)
4.870 km36km WSW of Tacna, PeruUSGS
4.8108 kmNear Coast of PeruUSP

User reports for this quake (7)

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Arica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Yarada Los Palos, Tacna, Peru / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was lying in my bed searching the internet on my laptop. I heard a loud noise outside. Almost immediately, my bed started shaking. The shaking continued for about 10 seconds. Nothing was damaged from what I an see. Several men were high in the air worki  
Cayma Arequipa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A friend in Tacna (the city) felt nothing!  
Arequipa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puquina (Peru, 185 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió relativamente fuerte, con ruido al comienzo (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 28 km NE of epicenter) : Estaba sentada y sentía mi silla temblando. Escuché el ruido. Sólo duró unos segundos (reported through EMSC)  
Tacna (Peru, 31 km NE of epicenter) : just sound. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

  • 20 Apr 2020 13:46 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    52.8 km (32.8 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 Apr 2020 13:46 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 04 Mar 2020 03:49 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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