Mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 38 km west of Huacho, Huaura, Gobierno Regional de Lima, Peru, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 12:37 am (GMT -5) -

Mag. 4.4 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean, 38 km west of Huacho, Huaura, Gobierno Regional de Lima, Peru, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 12:37 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 41 km depth

26 Nov 06:54 UTC: First to report: IGP after 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 06:57
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Huaral, Peru
4.4 quake 26 Nov 12:37 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 26 Nov 12:37 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Végueta was reported 1 hour and 20 minutes ago by the Geophysics Institute of Peru (IGP), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 41 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 12.37 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
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 Végueta (pop. 6,200) located 35 km from the epicenter, Caleta de Carquin (pop. 5,500) 35 km away, Centinela Sur (pop. 100) 36 km away, Carquin Bajo (pop. 100) 37 km away, Hualmay (pop. 26,700) 37 km away, Huacho (pop. 54,500) 38 km away, Barranca (pop. 46,300) 46 km away, and Huaral (pop. 62,200) 91 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 05:37:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 12:37 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.1227°S / 77.9483°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Végueta (pop: 6,220) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) W of Huacho (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Huaura (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Huaura (pop: 20,700) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Supe Puerto (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) SW of Supe (Barranca) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Barranca (pop: 46,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Paramonga (Barranca) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NW of Callao (pop: 813,300) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) NW of Islote Mal Nombre Island --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NW of Isla Fronton Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGP
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
M 4.441 km38 Km Al Oeste De Huacho, Huaura - Lima, PeruIGP

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
141.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
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