Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 85 km west of Minas de Marcona, Peru, on Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021 5:57 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 85 km west of Minas de Marcona, Peru, on Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021 5:57 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Feb 23:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Update Tue, 2 Feb 2021, 23:21
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru
4.4 quake 2 Feb 5:57 pm (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 2 Feb 5:57 pm (GMT -5)
Just 23 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 5:57 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Miramar (pop. 31) located 77 km from the epicenter, San Juan de Marcona (pop. 12,800) 80 km away, and Minas de Marcona (pop. 15,500) 85 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 2 Feb 2021 22:57:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 2 Feb 2021 5:57 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.3013°S / 75.9016°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) W of Miramar (pop: 31) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) W of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) S of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) S of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) S of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) SSW of Huancavelica (pop: 41,600) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SW of Ayacucho (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
382 km (238 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 21.5°C (71 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from SE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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

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4.410 km79 Km W of San Juan, PeruUSGS

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