Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 72 km west of Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, on 24 Apr 12:01 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 72 km west of Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, on 24 Apr 12:01 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 54 km depth

24 Apr 05:07 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 6 minutes.
24 Apr 05:16: Now using data updates from GFZ
Update Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 05:21
Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 72 km west of Trujillo, Peru
4.5 quake 24 Apr 12:01 am (GMT -5)
4.5 quake 24 Apr 12:01 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred after midnight on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 12:01 am local time near Trujillo, Provincia de Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 54 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 United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nazareno (pop. 240) located 50 km from the epicenter, Santiago de Cao (pop. 22,000) 53 km away, Paijan (pop. 21,100) 62 km away, Chocope (pop. 32,400) 64 km away, Trujillo (pop. 747,500) 72 km away, Moche (pop. 22,600) 74 km away, Laredo (pop. 24,700) 80 km away, San Pedro de Lloc (pop. 16,300) 83 km away, and Pacasmayo (pop. 29,200) 84 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Apr 2021 05:01:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 24 Apr 12:01 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 54.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.15°S / 79.68°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Nazareno (Ascope) (pop: 242) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WSW of Santiago de Cao (Ascope) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SW of Paijan (Ascope) (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Chocope (Ascope) (pop: 32,400) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) W of Trujillo (pop: 747,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) W of Moche (Trujillo) (pop: 22,600) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) W of Laredo (Trujillo) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SSW of San Pedro de Lloc (Provincia de Pacasmayo) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) S of Pacasmayo (pop: 29,200) --> See nearby quakes!
521 km (324 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 18.7°C (66 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.554 kmNear Trujillo, La Libertad, PeruGFZ
unknownn/aNear Coast of Northern PeruVolcanoDiscovery
4.660 kmNEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERUEMSC
4.657 km63 Km SW of Santiago De Cao, PeruUSGS

User reports for this quake (27)

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Trujillo, Peru, / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : I felt one first vertical bump, followed by a fast and strong shaking, then another stronger bump. No more. | 3 users found this interesting.  
En mi casa.. Cuarto (87.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Es algo raro esto.. Y espero que no vuelva a suceder  
Trujillo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
La esperanza parte alta / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Trujillo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / very short
Trujillo (73.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Fuerte temblor (reported through our app)  
En la ciudad de Chepén, a 3 horas de distancia de (106.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Trujillo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s : Miedo  
La Esperanza (69.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Cajamarca (168.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Por el momento no lo sentí. (reported through our app)  
Huanchaco / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
73.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 30-60 s
Isabel Núñez Perez, La esperanza - Trujillo / not felt : Fue muy fuerte  
Trujillo ciudad / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : me encontraba durmiendo y me desperté porque mi cama se sacudió  
TRUJILLO / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
Trujillo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down)
en mi casa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : un poco de miedo  
Trujillo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) : Se movio mi cama fuerte, toda mi quinta lo sintió, pero no hizo temblar ventanas.  
73.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Trujillo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Perú, Trujillo (85.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Leve movimiento sísmico  
Cajamarca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
Trujillo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Trujillo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Trujillo, Peru / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Trujillo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Trujillo peru (87.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Bed shook  
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