Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 87 km west of Minas de Marcona, Peru, on 28/10/2020 04:02:34 -

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 87 km west of Minas de Marcona, Peru, on 28/10/2020 04:02:34

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 41 km depth

28 Oct 09:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
28 Oct 10:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 34.0 km (from 6.2 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16.9 km (10.5 mi) towards NNW.
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30 Oct 13:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 48.0 to 41.0 km (from 30 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: 28 Oct 2020 09:02:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 28/10/2020 04:02:34
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.9726°S / 75.878°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Hacienda Ullujaya (pop: 249) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WNW of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) WNW of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of Palpa (pop: 5,880) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) S of Santiago (Ica) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) S of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) W of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SSE of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 16.7°C (62 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: IGP
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.541 km89 Km Al Oeste-SO De Palpa, Palpa - Ica, PeruIGP
5.610 kmNear Coast Of Central PeruEMSC
5.610 km56 Km WSW of Changuillo, PeruUSGS
5.556 kmNear Coast of PeruGeoAu
5.534 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ

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Breña (Peru, 353 km NW of epicenter) : En Lima no se sintio el sismo | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
  • La gente de las Islas Shetland del Sur debe ser evacuada. NO ES SEGURO
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 30 Nov 2020 09:31 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 28 Oct 2020 18:47 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details

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