Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
23 Sep 23:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Update Thu, 23 Sep 2021, 23:06Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru
4.2 quake 23 Sep 5:54 pm (GMT -5)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Peru near Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, at 5:54 pm local time at a shallow depth of 25 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Juan de Marcona (pop. 12,800) located 42 km from the epicenter, Marcona (pop. 15,500) 60 km away, and Acari (pop. 4,400) 76 km away.
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