Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 72 km west of Camana, Arequipa, Peru, on 30 May 3:51 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 72 km west of Camana, Arequipa, Peru, on 30 May 3:51 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 89 km depth

30 May 21:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
30 May 21:19: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 95.0 to 89.0 km (from 59 to 55 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 23 km (15 mi) towards NW.
Update Sun, 30 May 2021, 21:06
Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Camana, Provincia de Camaná, Arequipa, Peru
4.7 quake 30 May 3:51 pm (GMT -5)
4.7 quake 30 May 3:51 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Camana, Provincia de Camaná, Arequipa, Peru, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 95 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Sunday 30 May 2021 at 3:51 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pedregal (pop. 14) located 33 km from the epicenter, Camana (pop. 16,400) 55 km away, and El Pedregal (pop. 20,100) 116 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 May 2021 20:51:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 30 May 3:51 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 89.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.61°S / 73.39°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Coropuna (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SW of La Planchada (pop: 516) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) W of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) WSW of El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WNW of Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (121 mi) W of Cono Norte (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) W of Jacobo Hunter (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) W of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) W of Ciudad Satelite (pop: 76,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) W of Selva Alegre (pop: 72,700) --> See nearby quakes!
642 km (399 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.2°C (65 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.889 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
4.749 km25 Km S of Achanizo, PeruUSGS
4.749 kmNear Coast of PeruUSP

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Arequipa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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