Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 75 km southeast of Minas de Marcona, Peru, on 15 Apr 5:05 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 75 km southeast of Minas de Marcona, Peru, on 15 Apr 5:05 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 43 km depth

15 Apr 10:12 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Update Thu, 15 Apr 2021, 10:18
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru
4.4 quake 15 Apr 5:05 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 15 Apr 5:05 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru, was reported only 12 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 43 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Thursday 15 April 2021 at 5:05 am local time. 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.
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 Lampilla (pop. 11) located 24 km from the epicenter, and Atiquipa (pop. 140) 31 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Juan de Marcona (pop. 12,800) located 68 km from the epicenter, Minas de Marcona (pop. 15,500) 75 km away, and Nazca (pop. 23,600) 103 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Apr 2021 10:05:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 15 Apr 5:05 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.71°S / 74.64°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SW of Lampilla (pop: 11) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WNW of Atiquipa (pop: 137) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SE of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SE of Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SSE of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SW of Coracora (Parinacochas) (pop: 7,420) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSW of Puquio (Provincia de Lucanas) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SSE of Ica (pop: 246,800) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) WNW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 19°C (66 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SE
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.
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4.443 kmNEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERUEMSC

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