Terremoto leve mag. 4.7 - South Pacific Ocean, 26 km WNW of Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, Peru, viernes, 05 feb. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.7 - South Pacific Ocean, 26 km WNW of Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, Peru, viernes, 05 feb. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.7 at 68 km depth

6 Feb 00:07 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 12 minutos.
6 Feb 03:34: Profundidad recalculada de 66.8 a 68.2 km (de 42 a 42 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 4.9 km (3 mi) al WNW.
Update Sat, 6 Feb 2021, 00:12
Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 22 km northwest of Huacho, Peru
4.7 quake 5 Feb 6:55 pm (GMT -5)
4.7 quake 5 Feb 6:55 pm (GMT -5)
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported early evening near Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, Peru.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit on Friday 5 February 2021 at 6:55 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 66.8 km. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
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 Végueta (pop. 6,200) located 14 km from the epicenter, Huaura (pop. 20,700) 20 km away, Huaura (pop. 20,700) 20 km away, Huacho (pop. 54,500) 22 km away, Barranca (pop. 46,300) 26 km away, and Paramonga (pop. 27,600) 37 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Huaral (pop. 62,200) located 83 km from the epicenter, and Chancay (pop. 27,000) 85 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 5 Feb 2021 23:55:21 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: viernes, 5 feb 2021 18:55 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 4.7
Profundidad: 68.2 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 10.9786°S / 77.8094°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Perú)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km al ONO de Végueta (pop: 6,220) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
25 km al ONO de Huaura (pop: 20,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
25 km al ONO de Huaura (pop: 20,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
26 km al S de Barranca (pop: 46,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
26 km al ONO de Huacho (pop: 54,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
35 km al S de Paramonga (Barranca) (pop: 27,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
87 km al NO de Huaral (pop: 62,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
89 km al NO de Chancay (Huaral) (pop: 27,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
142 km al NNO de El Callao (pop: 813,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
146 km al NO de Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20.6°C (69 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from S
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
4.768 km18 Km WNW of Végueta, PeruUSGS
4.733 kmNEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERUEMSC
4.658 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ

User reports for this quake (6)

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Barranco, Lima District, Peru / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Sitting outside on the terrace on the 3rd floor, I felt the ground rolling as if a huge truck was driving by, did not stop right away. I estimated this lasted for a full 5 seconds, not less than 5 seconds. Perhaps a few seconds more than 5 seconds, but no more than 8 seconds.  
139.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
139.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sentí un leve movimiento del mueble donde estaba sentada  
160.9 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
San Juan de lurigancho / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Aeropuerto / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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