Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 5.6 km northeast of Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 4:31 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 5.6 km northeast of Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 4:31 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 44 km depth

4 Mar 21:44 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 13 minutes.
Update Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 21:51
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru
4.2 quake 4 Mar 4:31 pm (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 4 Mar 4:31 pm (GMT -5)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Peru near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Thursday 4 March 2021 at 4:31 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 44 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Minas de Marcona (pop. 15,500) located 6 km from the epicenter, San Juan de Marcona (pop. 12,800) 23 km away, Nazca (pop. 23,600) 41 km away, and Palpa (pop. 5,900) 73 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Mar 2021 21:31:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 4:31 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.18°S / 75.07°W (Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) NE of Minas de Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) SSW of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) S of Palpa (pop: 5,880) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SSE of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SE of Pisco (pop: 61,900) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) SE of San Clemente (Pisco) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SSE of Chincha Alta (pop: 153,100) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Andahuaylas (Apurímac) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 22°C (72 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.244 kmNEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERUEMSC

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