Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 95 km northwest of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 10:04 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 95 km northwest of Talara, Piura, Peru, on Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 10:04 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

18 Nov 15:32 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 28 minutes.
Update Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 15:39
Light 4.3 quake hits near Talara, Peru
4.3 quake NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU 18 Nov 10.04 am (GMT -5)
4.3 quake NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU 18 Nov 10.04 am (GMT -5)
A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the morning near the town of El Alto, Peru.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 10.04 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 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. Weak shaking might have been felt in El Alto (pop. 9,300) located 81 km from the epicenter, and El Ñuro (pop. 1000) 83 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Máncora (pop. 9,100) located 94 km from the epicenter, Talara (pop. 99,100) 95 km away, Angolo (pop. 100) 97 km away, and Punta Sal (pop. 100) 100 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Nov 2020 15:04:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020 10:04 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.97°S / 81.88°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (50 mi) WNW of El Alto (Talara) (pop: 9,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NW of Talara (pop: 99,100) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WNW of La Breita (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) NW of Paita (pop: 56,200) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) WSW of Tumbes (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) NW of Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) NW of San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NW of Piura (pop: 325,500) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) NW of Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) WNW of Chulucanas (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 18.8°C (66 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from S
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
M 4.310 kmNear Coast of Northern Peru, A 191.47km De HuaquillasIGEPN

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