Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 23 km north of Camana, Arequipa, Peru, on Saturday, 1 August 2020 at 08:25 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 23 km north of Camana, Arequipa, Peru, on Saturday, 1 August 2020 at 08:25 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 87 km depth

1 Aug 08:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Aug 1 09:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1.
Update Sat, 1 Aug 2020, 09:29
Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Arequipa Province in southern Peru
Another magnitude 5 earthquake hit southern Peru today at 08:25 UTC (03:35 local time). Detected at 87 km depth, it's epicenter was located approx. 100 km west of the region capital of Arequipa and in a mostly deserted area 50 km from the Pacific coast.
Many people in Arequipa and other towns in the area were woken up by the quake which was felt as an approx. 20 second-long mild shaking.
Due to its depth and distance from populated areas, no significant damage is expected from this quake.
A similar earthquake of magnitude 5.1 had occurred in southern Peru 22 hours earlier.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Aug 2020 08:25:28 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 87.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.43°S / 72.63°W (Provincia de Camana, Arequipa, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Huambo (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) N of Pisques (pop: 41) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) W of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NW of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) W of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) W of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) W of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) W of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) W of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
680 km (423 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.187 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
5.180 kmNear Coast Of Southern PeruEMSC
5.180 km32 km NNE of Camaná, PeruUSGS
5.192 kmNear Coast of PeruGeoAu
5.280 kmNear Coast of PeruUSP

User reports for this quake (10)

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116.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
23 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mejia Peru / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arequipa, Peru / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santo Domingo (Peru, 1482 km NW of epicenter) : We felt a little earthquake at 6.50 AM, inside our house, while 3 at 5 seconds of time. (reported through EMSC)  
Selva Alegre (Peru, 109 km E of epicenter) : 20 esconde en Arequipa. Fuerte (reported through EMSC)  
Arequipa (Peru, 109 km E of epicenter) : Muy repentino (reported through EMSC)  
Arequipa (Peru, 109 km E of epicenter) : Un sacudido abrupto y largo, el segundo en el mismo lugar en una semana (reported through EMSC)  
Selva Alegre (Peru, 97 km E of epicenter) : Long et Fort, plis de 20 seconde (reported through EMSC)  
Arequipa (Peru, 96 km E of epicenter) : It was long and it made us go out of bed. (reported through EMSC)  
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