Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 165 km depth
7 Sep 13:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
7 Sep 13:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.4. Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards NE.
Update Tue, 7 Sep 2021, 13:33Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Chuquitira, Provincia de Tarata, Tacna, Peru
4.4 quake 158 km southwest of La Paz, Bolivia, Sep 7, 2021 9:22 am (GMT -4)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in the morning on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, at 9:22 am local time near Chuquitira, Provincia de Tarata, Tacna, Peru, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 165 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Chuquitira (pop. 4,200, 76 km away), and Desaguadero (pop. 5,300, 94 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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