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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 83 km south of Acari, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, Peru, on Friday, Nov 12, 2021 at 3:41 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 83 km south of Acari, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, Peru, on Friday, Nov 12, 2021 at 3:41 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 8 km depth

12 Nov 21:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
12 Nov 21:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 6.5 km (4 mi) towards W.
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12 Nov 22:14: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 8.0 km (from 6.2 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13 mi) towards W.
Update Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 21:09
Significant magnitude 5.2 earthquake 91 km southeast of Acari, Peru
5.2 quake 12 Nov 3:41 pm (GMT -5)
5.2 quake 12 Nov 3:41 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake near Acari, Provincia de Caravelí, Arequipa, Peru, was reported only 27 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 12 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Friday, November 12th, 2021, at 3:41 pm local time. 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.
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 Puerto Viejo (pop. 56) located 14 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Acari (pop. 4,400) located 91 km from the epicenter, and Coracora (pop. 7,400) 122 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 12, 2021 20:41:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Nov 12, 2021 at 3:41 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.17°S / 74.53°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode: 16.17°N / 105.47°E
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Puerto Viejo (pop: 56) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) S of Acari (pop: 4,450) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SE of San Juan de Marcona (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) SSE of Minas de Marcona (Nazca) (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SSW of Coracora (Parinacochas) (pop: 7,420) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SSE of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SSW of Tambo (Lucanas Province) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSW of Puquio (Provincia de Lucanas) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) WNW of Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> See nearby quakes!
532 km (331 mi) SSE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 19.1°C (66 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from SE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.810 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
4.828 km55 Km SSW of Atiquipa, PeruUSGS

User reports for this quake

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