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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 114 Km Al Oeste-NO De Mancora, Talara-Piura, Peru on Sunday, 18 October 2020

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - 114 Km Al Oeste-NO De Mancora, Talara-Piura, Peru on Sunday, 18 October 2020
18 Oct 07:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
18 Oct 07:05: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
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18 Oct 12:45: Now using data updates from IGP
Date & time: Sunday, 18 October 2020 06:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 18/10/2020 01:58:26
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.7723°S / 82.0227°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (65 mi) NW of El Alto (pop: 9,300)
106 km (66 mi) NW of El Ñuro (pop: 1000)
114 km (71 mi) NW of Máncora (pop: 9,100)
176 km (109 mi) W of Tumbes (pop: 109,200)
195 km (121 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800)
1072 km (666 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.1°C (65 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from S
Primary data source: IGP
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
18/10/2020 01:58:26 (18 Oct 06:58:26 UTC)M 5.4 / 27 km114 Km Al Oeste-NO De Mancora, Talara-Piura, PeruIGP
Sun, 18 Oct 06:58 UTCM 5.5 / 15 kmNear Coast Of Northern PeruEMSC
Sun, 18 Oct 06:58 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km80 Km WNW of El Alto, PeruUSGS
Sun, 18 Oct 06:58 UTCM 5.5 / 14.9 kmNear Coast of Northern PeruGeoAu
18 Oct 1:58 am (GMT -5) (18 Oct 06:58:30 UTC)M 5.4 / 10 kmNear Coast of Northern PeruGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Portland / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging

Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake: 114 Km Al Oeste-NO De Mancora, Talara-Piura, Peru, 18 Oct 2020 06:58

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2020 02:21 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 114 Km Al Oeste-NO De Mancora, Talara-Piura, Peru on Sunday, 18 October 2020

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