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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Puno, 93 km east of Moquegua, Peru, on Thursday, Mar 3, 2022 at 2:17 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Puno, 93 km east of Moquegua, Peru, on Thursday, Mar 3, 2022 at 2:17 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Puno, 93 km east of Moquegua, Peru, on Thursday, Mar 3, 2022 at 2:17 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 166 km depth

3 Mar 19:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
3 Mar 19:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 165.0 to 153.0 km (from 103 to 95 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 14 km (8.8 mi) towards ENE.
3 Mar 19:34: Now using data updates from USGS
8 Mar 23:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 165.0 to 166.2 km (from 103 to 103 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 10.2 km (6.4 mi) towards ENE.
Update Thu, 3 Mar 2022, 19:27
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Chuquitira, Provincia de Tarata, Tacna, Peru
5.0 quake 3 Mar 2:17 pm (GMT -5)
5.0 quake 3 Mar 2:17 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred only 9 minutes ago 38 km northeast of Chuquitira, Peru, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 153 km beneath the epicenter near Chuquitira, Provincia de Tarata, Tacna, Peru, early afternoon on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, at 2:17 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hirosirca (pop. 19) located 7 km from the epicenter, Chuquitira (pop. 4,200) 38 km away, Candarave (pop. 3,400) 47 km away, Pujocucho (pop. 4,100) 48 km away, Quilahuani (pop. 3,200) 52 km away, Tarata (pop. 3,100) 58 km away, Ilabaya (pop. 9,500) 79 km away, Juliaca (pop. 7,300) 98 km away, and Puno (pop. 116,600) 125 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 3, 2022 19:17:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 3, 2022 at 2:17 pm (GMT -5)
Depth166.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.9796°S / 70.0958°W (El Collao Province, Puno, Peru)
Antipode16.98°N / 109.904°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoYucamane (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) WNW of Hirosirca (pop: 19) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NE of Pujocucho (Tacna) (pop: 4,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) N of Chuquitira (Tacna) (pop: 4,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) NNE of Candarave (Tacna) (pop: 3,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) ENE of San Antonio (Moquegua) (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) ENE of Moquegua (pop: 54,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) S of Puno (pop: 116,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Arequipa (pop: 841,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
926 km (576 mi) SE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 2.4°C (36 F), humidity: 93%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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.
5.1166 km33 Km NE of Pujocucho, PeruUSGS
5.3133 kmPeru: Near ArequipaRENASS
5.1165 kmSouthern PeruRaspberryShake
5.0143 kmSouthern PeruGFZ
5.2125 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu
5.4130 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
ilo peru (149 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
O'Fallon / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
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