Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 20 km depth
7 May 21:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Update Fri, 7 May 2021, 22:00
Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 5 km northwest of Piura, Peru
4.5 quake 5.3 km north of Piura, Peru, 7 May 4:46 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 14 minutes ago 5 km northwest of Piura, Peru, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 20 km beneath the epicenter near Piura, Provincia de Piura, Peru, in the afternoon on Friday 7 May 2021 at 4:46 pm 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 Miraflores (pop. 860) located 4 km from the epicenter, San Martin (pop. 130,000) 5 km away, Piura (pop. 325,500) 5 km away, Catacaos (pop. 57,300) 13 km away, Sullana (pop. 160,800) 28 km away, La Union (pop. 34,800) 30 km away, Marcavelica (pop. 25,600) 31 km away, and Querecotillo (pop. 25,400) 35 km away.
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