Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 142 km depth
20 Sep 08:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
Update Mon, 20 Sep 2021, 08:09Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Espinar, Provincia de Espinar, Cusco, Peru
4.2 quake 20 Sep 2:53 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early morning on Monday, September 20th, 2021, at 2:53 am local time near Espinar, Provincia de Espinar, Cusco, Peru, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 142 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Condorcuyo (pop. 25, 13 km away), Ccolo (pop. 3,900, 35 km away), Chivay (pop. 4,500, 39 km away), Jayune (pop. 4,300, 55 km away), Huarancante (pop. 4,600, 59 km away), Llongasora (pop. 4,800, 60 km away), Orcopampa (pop. 5,600, 64 km away), and Espinar (pop. 23,900, 69 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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