Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 17 km east of Moquegua, Peru, on 19 Jul 1:17 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 17 km east of Moquegua, Peru, on 19 Jul 1:17 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 120 km depth

19 Jul 06:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
19 Jul 07:28: Epicenter location corrected by 57 km (35 mi) towards NW.
Update Mon, 19 Jul 2021, 06:30
Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 61 km north of Tacna, Peru early morning
4.4 quake Candarave, 61 km north of Tacna, Peru, 19 Jul 1:17 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake Candarave, 61 km north of Tacna, Peru, 19 Jul 1:17 am (GMT -5)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, Peru. The tremor was recorded early morning on Monday 19 July 2021 at 1:17 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 120 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) 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 Totoral (pop. 2,000) located 7 km from the epicenter, Chipispaya (pop. 1,900) 14 km away, Ilabaya (pop. 9,500) 18 km away, Quilahuani (pop. 3,200) 20 km away, Tarata (pop. 3,100) 34 km away, Chuquitira (pop. 4,200) 38 km away, Tacna (pop. 280,100) 61 km away, and San Antonio (pop. 15,600) 67 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jul 19, 2021 06:17:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 19 Jul 1:17 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 120.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.17°S / 70.78°W (Provincia de Mariscal Nieto, Moquegua, Peru)
Antipode: 17.17°N / 109.22°E
Nearest volcano: Yucamane (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SW of Calientes (Moquegua) (pop: 42) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SE of Torata (Mariscal Nieto, Moquegua) (pop: 7,050) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) ENE of San Antonio (Moquegua) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) E of Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NW of Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna) (pop: 9,490) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) WNW of Quilahuani (Tacna) (pop: 3,180) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NE of Ilo (Moquegua) (pop: 53,500) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) NNW of Tacna (pop: 280,100) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SE of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> See nearby quakes!
882 km (548 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 8°C (46 F), humidity: 38%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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.
4.4120 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
4.7109 kmNear the Coast of Southern PeruUSGS
4.9108 kmSouthern PeruUSP

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