Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 360 km south of Lima, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, Peru, on 28/10/2020 13:47:27 -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.5 quake South Pacific Ocean, 87 km west of Minas de Marcona, Peru, 28/10/2020 04:02:34, which had occurred 10 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 360 km south of Lima, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, Peru, on 28/10/2020 13:47:27

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 36 km depth

28 Oct 19:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 35 minutes.
28 Oct 20:27: Now using data updates from IGP
Update Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 19:33
Light magnitude 4.9 quake hits 92 km southeast of Ica, Peru
4.9 quake: Near Coast of Peru, 28 Oct 2020 18:47
4.9 quake: Near Coast of Peru, 28 Oct 2020 18:47
The German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.9 quake in Peru near the town of Palpa 46 minutes ago. The earthquake happened around noon on Wednesday 28 October at 1.47 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 32 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Palpa (pop. 5,900) at a distance of 53 km with weak shaking, Tulin (pop. 900) at a distance of 56 km with weak shaking, Ica (pop. 246,800) at a distance of 92 km with weak shaking, and Chincha Alta (pop. 153,100) at a distance of 175 km with weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 28 Oct 2020 18:47:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 28/10/2020 13:47:27
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.0945°S / 75.9245°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (230 km / 143 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Hacienda Ullujaya (pop: 249) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WNW of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) W of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) WSW of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) S of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) SSE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) S of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) SSW of Huancavelica (pop: 41,600) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) SW of Ayacucho (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 17.8°C (64 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from S
Primary data source: IGP
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.636 km87 Km Al Oeste-NO De San Juan De Marcona, Nazca - Ica, PeruIGP
4.945 kmNear Coast Of Central PeruEMSC
4.932 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ

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