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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Huarmey, Ancash, Peru, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 10:33 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Huarmey, Ancash, Peru, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 10:33 am (GMT -5) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Huarmey, Ancash, Peru, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 10:33 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 44 km depth

17 Mar 15:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 17, 2023 15:33:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 10:33 am (GMT -5)
Depth44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.48°S / 78.73°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode10.48°N / 101.27°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities74 km (46 mi) SW of Puerto Huarmey (pop: 810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (49 mi) SW of Huarmey (pop: 16,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) W of Paramonga (Barranca) (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (68 mi) WNW of Barranca (pop: 46,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) WNW of Huacho (pop: 54,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) SW of Huaraz (pop: 86,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (105 mi) SW of Centenario (pop: 47,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
254 km (158 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 24.3°C (76 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.244 kmNear Coast of PeruRaspberryShake

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