Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Provincia de San Ignacio, 61 km north of Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru, on 21 Jul 10:07 am (GMT -5) -
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
21 Jul 15:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Update Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 15:24Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 61 km northwest of Jaén, Peru in the morning
5.0 quake 21 Jul 10:07 am (GMT -5)
Just 17 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 10:07 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 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 5.0 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Los Cuyes (pop. 120) located 6 km from the epicenter.
In San Ignacio (pop. 7,900) located 9 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Huancabamba (pop. 8,600) located 59 km from the epicenter, Jaén (pop. 52,500) 61 km away, La Peca (pop. 27,000) 73 km away, Cajaruro (pop. 7,300) 83 km away, and Bagua Grande (pop. 20,400) 84 km away.
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Date & time: 21 Jul 2021 15:07:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
21 Jul 10:07 am (GMT -5)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.17°S / 78.92°W
(Provincia de San Ignacio
Nearby towns and cities:6 km (4 mi) NNE of Los Cuyes
(pop: 123) --> See nearby quakes!59 km (37 mi) E of Huancabamba (Piura)
(pop: 8,550) --> See nearby quakes!61 km (38 mi) NNW of Jaén
(pop: 52,500) --> See nearby quakes!73 km (45 mi) NW of La Peca (Bagua, Amazonas)
(pop: 27,000) --> See nearby quakes!84 km (52 mi) NW of Bagua Grande (Utcubamba, Amazonas)
(pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!138 km (86 mi) E of Chulucanas (Piura)
(pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!205 km (127 mi) NNE of Chiclayo (Lambayeque)
(pop: 577,400) --> See nearby quakes!227 km (141 mi) NNW of Cajamarca
(pop: 135,000) --> See nearby quakes!227 km (141 mi) NNW of Cajamarca
(pop: 135,000) --> See nearby quakes!792 km (492 mi) NNW of Lima
(pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 23.3°C
(74 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: GFZ
(German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012
joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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.
|5.0||10 km||Northern Peru||GFZ|
|5.3||60 km||NORTHERN PERU||EMSC|
|5.4||3 km||Northern Peru, A 89.86km De Cariamanga||IGEPN|
|5.1||35 km||Northern Peru||GeoAu|
|4.9||39 km||8 Km S of San Ignacio, Peru||USGS|
User reports for this quake (5)
Macara, Provincia de Loja (143.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map]
/ Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Pucallpa (598.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map]
/ not felt (reported through our app)
Cuenca (253.6 km N of epicenter) [Map]
/ Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
cajamarca / not felt
Cuenca, Ecuador (253.7 km N of epicenter) [Map]
/ Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):So far, no aftershocks have been registered.
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