Leve terremoto magnitud 4.6 - Datem del Marañon, Loreto, 226 km N of Moyobamba, Provincia de Moyobamba, Region de San Martin, Peru, miércoles, 18 nov. 2020 -

Leve terremoto magnitud 4.6 - Datem del Marañon, Loreto, 226 km N of Moyobamba, Provincia de Moyobamba, Region de San Martin, Peru, miércoles, 18 nov. 2020

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 120 km depth

18 Nov 01:18 UTC: Primero en informar: IGP después de 29 minutos.
Update Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 01:21
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.6 reported 102 km northwest of Barranca, Peru
4.6 quake 17 Nov 7:49 pm (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 17 Nov 7:49 pm (GMT -5)
A intermediate magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported early evening near the village of Shoroyacocha, Peru.
According to the Geophysics Institute of Peru (IGP), the quake hit on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 7.49 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 120 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. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Shoroyacocha (pop. 100) located 15 km from the epicenter, Nazareth (pop. 100) 22 km away, Consuelo (pop. 100) 34 km away, and Puerto Alegría (pop. 500) 39 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Gasolina (pop. 100) located 73 km from the epicenter, Puerto América (pop. 700) 80 km away, Barranca (pop. 5,800) 102 km away, and Atahualpa (pop. 600) 104 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 18 Nov 2020 00:49:01 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: martes, 17 nov 2020 19:49 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 4.6
Profundidad: 120.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 4.0073°S / 77.0665°W (Datem del Marañón, Loreto, Perú)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km al ESE de Nazareth (pop: 119) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
34 km al ESE de Consuelo (pop: 135) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
39 km al SE de Fortaleza (pop: 22) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
64 km al N de Nuevo Milagro (pop: 51) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
74 km al NE de Borja (pop: 522) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
79 km al ENE de San Juan (Amazonas) (pop: 125) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
424 km al O de Iquitos (pop: 437,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
894 km al N de Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 25.6°C (78 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NE
Fuente primaria de datos: IGP
Energía liberada estimada: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 4.6120 km111 Km Al Nor-Este De Santa María De Nieva, Condorcanqui - Amazonas, PeruIGP

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