Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.5 - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km SW of Mollendo, Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Peru, Sunday, 28 Feb. 2021 -

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.5 - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km SW of Mollendo, Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Peru, Sunday, 28 Feb. 2021

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.5 at 10 km depth

28 Feb 02:21 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 5 minutos.
28 Feb 02:22: Ubicación del epicentro corregida 4.8 km (3 mi) al ENE.
28 Feb 08:16: Magnitud recalculada de 5.2 a 5.5. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 7.7 km (4.8 mi) al NO.
Update Sun, 28 Feb 2021, 02:27
Significant magnitude 5.2 quake hits 79 km southwest of Mollendo, Peru in the evening
5.2 quake 27 Feb 9:16 pm (GMT -5)
5.2 quake 27 Feb 9:16 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake near Mollendo, Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Peru, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Saturday 27 February 2021 at 9:16 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 5.3 earthquake.
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 Islay (Matarani) (pop. 4,800) located 77 km from the epicenter, Mollendo (pop. 29,000) 79 km away, Cocachacra (pop. 8,800) 93 km away, Camana (pop. 16,400) 112 km away, and Ilo (pop. 53,500) 118 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 28 Feb 2021 02:16:04 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 21:16 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 5.5
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17.55°S / 72.5°W (Océano Pacífico Sur, Perú)
Volcán mas cercano: Cerro Nicholson (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km al SO de Islay (pop: 4,820) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
78 km al SO de Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
86 km al OSO de Punta de Bombon (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 6,340) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
94 km al SO de Cocachacra (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 8,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
105 km al SSE de Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
123 km al O de Ilo (pop: 53,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
136 km al SSO de El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
164 km al SO de Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
171 km al OSO de Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
782 km al SE de Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.9°C (73 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SE
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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
5.510 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
5.510 kmNEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERUEMSC
5.59.7 km81 Km SW of Islay (Matarani), PeruUSGS
5.67.1 km158 Km Al O De Ilo, PeruGUG (U. Chile)
5.710 kmNear Coast of PeruGeoAu
5.310 kmNear Coast of PeruUSP

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 01 Mar 2021 01:40 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    26 km (16 mi) distance
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