Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 2 km southwest of Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, on 02/10/2020 04:06:51 -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 2 km southwest of Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, on 02/10/2020 04:06:51

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 15 km depth

2 Oct 09:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 12 minutes.
2 Oct 09:48: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 21.0 km (from 57 to 13 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14.5 km (9 mi) towards SSW.
2 Oct 15:09: Now using data updates from IGP
Date & time: 2 Oct 2020 09:06:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 02/10/2020 04:06:51
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.96°S / 80.6393°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
188 km (117 mi) SW of Nazareno (Ascope) (pop: 242)
200 km (125 mi) WSW of Trujillo (pop: 747,500)
201 km (125 mi) SW of Paiján (Ascope) (pop: 21,100)
203 km (126 mi) SW of Chocope (Ascope) (pop: 32,400)
210 km (130 mi) SW of Pacasmayo (pop: 29,200)
227 km (141 mi) W of Chimbote (pop: 317,000)
259 km (161 mi) SSW of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400)
523 km (325 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 16.4°C (62 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 5 m/s (11 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: IGP
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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M 5.015 km201 Km Al Oeste SO De Trujillo, Trujillo - La Libertad, PeruIGP
M 4.824 kmOff Coast Of Northern PeruEMSC
M 4.835 km112 Km WSW of Santiago De Cao, PeruUSGS
M 4.721 kmOff Coast of Northern PeruGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 2 km southwest of Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, 02/10/2020 04:06:51

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 2020 22:26 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 02 Oct 2020 09:18 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details

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