Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Provincia de Caylloma, 80 km north of Arequipa, Peru, on Friday, 26 Mar 2021 12:19 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Provincia de Caylloma, 80 km north of Arequipa, Peru, on Friday, 26 Mar 2021 12:19 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 143 km depth

26 Mar 05:33 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
26 Mar 05:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 148.0 to 141.0 km (from 92 to 88 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.3 km (3.9 mi) towards WNW.
26 Mar 10:16: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 141.0 to 143.0 km (from 88 to 89 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards W.
Update Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 05:39
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Arequipa, Provincia de Arequipa, Peru
4.4 quake 26 Mar 12:19 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 26 Mar 12:19 am (GMT -5)
Just 20 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Arequipa, Provincia de Arequipa, Peru. The tremor was recorded after midnight on Friday 26 March 2021 at 12:19 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 141 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Chivay (pop. 4,500) located 6 km from the epicenter, Lluta (pop. 6,000) 56 km away, Yura (pop. 5,700) 63 km away, Cono Norte (pop. 47,300) 71 km away, Selva Alegre (pop. 72,700) 76 km away, Arequipa (pop. 841,100) 79 km away, Ciudad Satelite (pop. 76,400) 83 km away, Jacobo Hunter (pop. 46,100) 84 km away, and El Pedregal (pop. 20,100) 97 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Mar 2021 05:19:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 26 Mar 2021 12:19 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 143.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.69°S / 71.64°W (Provincia de Caylloma, Arequipa, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sabancaya (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SE of Ichupampa (pop: 710) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NE of Lluta (Caylloma) (pop: 6,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) N of Yura (Arequipa) (pop: 5,690) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) N of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) N of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) N of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) N of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NE of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
709 km (441 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 2.2°C (36 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from N
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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
4.4143 kmSOUTHERN PERUEMSC
4.4148 km9 Km SSE of Chivay, PeruUSGS
4.1164 kmSouthern PeruGFZ
4.3139 kmSouthern PeruUSP

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