Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Provincia de La Union, 42 km northwest of Orcopampa (Castilla), Arequipa, Peru, on Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 12:15 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Provincia de La Union, 42 km northwest of Orcopampa (Castilla), Arequipa, Peru, on Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 12:15 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 119 km depth

3 Dec 05:40 UTC: First to report: USGS after 25 minutes.
3 Dec 06:36: Now using data updates from IGP
Update Thu, 3 Dec 2020, 05:42
Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 21 km northwest of Huaynacotas, Peru after midnight
4.2 quake 3 Dec 12:15 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 3 Dec 12:15 am (GMT -5)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Peru near Huaynacotas, Provincia de La Unión, Arequipa, only 26 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Thursday 3 December 2020 at 12.15 am local time at an intermediate depth of 134.8 km. 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Huaynacotas (pop. 850, 21 km away), Piramarca (pop. 54, 23 km away), Antabamba (pop. 140, 24 km away), Sancay (pop. 20, 26 km away), Cupe (pop. 75, 29 km away), Salamanca (pop. 550, 54 km away), Orcopampa (pop. 5,600, 73 km away), and Coracora (pop. 7,400, 86 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 3 Dec 2020 05:15:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 3 Dec 2020 12:15 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 119.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.9718°S / 72.5819°W (Provincia de La Union, Arequipa, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NE of Pettcce (pop: 207) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NE of Huaynacotas (pop: 849) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NW of Orcopampa (Castilla) (pop: 5,640) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNE of Salamanca (pop: 547) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) W of Espinar (Cusco) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NW of Chivay (pop: 4,540) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) E of Coracora (Parinacochas, Ayacucho) (pop: 7,420) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) NNW of Lluta (Caylloma) (pop: 6,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NW of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
581 km (361 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGP
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.3119 km43 Km Al Nor-Este De Cotahuasi, La Unión - Arequipa, PeruIGP
4.2134 kmSOUTHERN PERUEMSC
4.2135 km18 Km NNW of Mungui, PeruUSGS
4.2135 kmCentral PeruUSP

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