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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 167 km north of Arequipa, Peru, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm (GMT -5)

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 167 km north of Arequipa, Peru, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 175 km depth

20 Nov 00:23 UTC: First to report: USGS after 12 minutes.
20 Nov 01:36: Now using data updates from IGP
Update Fri, 20 Nov 2020, 00:24
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 82 km south of Sicuani, Peru
4.8 quake Central Peru 19 Nov 7.11 pm (GMT -5)
4.8 quake Central Peru 19 Nov 7.11 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 13 minutes ago 82 km south of Sicuani, Peru, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 151.2 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Thursday 19 November 2020 at 7.11 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
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 Ocoruro (pop. 200) located 24 km from the epicenter, Tarucamarca (pop. 200) 29 km away, Tisco (pop. 200) 40 km away, Buena Vista (pop. 200) 42 km away, and Ocuviri (pop. 800) 49 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sicuani (pop. 33,600) located 82 km from the epicenter, Ayaviri (pop. 19,300) 83 km away, and Azángaro (pop. 13,300) 124 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 20, 2020 00:11:10 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 175.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.9223°S / 71.2568°W (Provincia de Espinar, Cusco, Peru)
Antipode: 14.922°N / 108.743°E
Nearest volcano: Quimsachata (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) S of Pulpera (pop: 94) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SE of Espinar (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NNE of Ccolo (Arequipa) (pop: 3,860) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) W of Ayaviri (Melgar, Puno) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) S of Sicuani (Canchis) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Yanaoca (pop: 3,910) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WNW of Juliaca (Puno) (pop: 245,700) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) NW of Puno (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) SSE of Cusco (pop: 312,100) --> See nearby quakes!
702 km (436 mi) ESE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGP
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.2175 km22 Km Al SE De Espinar, Espinar - Cusco, PeruIGP
5.0145 kmCentral PeruGFZ
4.8151 kmCentral PeruUSGS
4.7170 kmCentral PeruUSP

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