Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 127 km depth
29 Oct 09:38 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Update Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 09:42Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Orcopampa, Provincia de Castilla, Arequipa, Peru
4.3 quake 29 Oct 4:19 am (GMT -5)
An intermediate magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported early morning near Orcopampa, Provincia de Castilla, Arequipa, Peru.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Friday, October 29th, 2021, at 4:19 am local time at an intermediate depth of 127 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Orcopampa (pop. 5,600) located 4 km from the epicenter. In Chivay (pop. 4,500, 93 km away), and Lluta (pop. 6,000, 93 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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