Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 28 km depth
29 Jul 00:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
29 Jul 00:39: Epicenter location corrected by 4.7 km (2.9 mi) towards NE.
29 Jul 06:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.8.
29 Jul 08:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 28.0 km (from 6.2 to 17.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards NW.
Update Thu, 29 Jul 2021, 00:51
Significant magnitude 5.5 earthquake 96 km west of Trujillo, Peru
5.5 quake 28 Jul 7:32 pm (GMT -5)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.5 quake in Peru near Trujillo, Provincia de Trujillo, La Libertad, only 19 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Wednesday 28 July 2021 at 7:32 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 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 5.7 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 5.3, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Nazareno (pop. 240) located 76 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Santiago de Cao (pop. 22,000) located 79 km from the epicenter, Paijan (pop. 21,100) 87 km away, Chocope (pop. 32,400) 90 km away, Chicama (pop. 14,900) 94 km away, Trujillo (pop. 747,500) 96 km away, Moche (pop. 22,600) 97 km away, Pacasmayo (pop. 29,200) 102 km away, and Chepén (pop. 42,000) 126 km away.
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