Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm (GMT -5) -

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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 20 km depth

6 Aug 00:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Update Sat, 6 Aug 2022, 00:12
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru
4.5 quake 5 Aug 6:56 pm (GMT -5)
4.5 quake 5 Aug 6:56 pm (GMT -5)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru. The tremor was recorded early evening on Friday, August 5th, 2022, at 6:56 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 20 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto de Casma (pop. 380) located 95 km from the epicenter, Los Chimus (pop. 280) 98 km away, San Diego (pop. 460) 98 km away, Huarmey (pop. 16,200) 103 km away, and Chimbote (pop. 317,000) 112 km away.
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Earthquake data

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 5, 2022 23:56:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.96°S / 79.09°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode9.96°N / 100.91°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities95 km (59 mi) SW of Puerto de Casma (pop: 384) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) W of Huarmey (pop: 16,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Chimbote (pop: 317,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) SSW of Coishco (Provincia de Santa) (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) SSW of Puerto Santa (Provincia de Santa) (pop: 14,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) WNW of Paramonga (Barranca) (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (108 mi) SW of Pilcomayo (pop: 13,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
323 km (201 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.5°C (62 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.520 kmOFF COAST OF NORTHERN PERUEMSC
4.520 kmOff Coast of Northern PeruRaspberryShake

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