Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.0 - Arica Province, 1.6 km SSW of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, Thursday, 29 Apr. 2021 -

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.0 - Arica Province, 1.6 km SSW of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, Thursday, 29 Apr. 2021

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 5.0 at 10 km depth

29 Apr 02:56 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
Update Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 03:00
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, Peru
5.0 quake 28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5)
5.0 quake 28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, Peru, was reported only 10 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 Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 9:49 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 5.0 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Chuquitira (pop. 4,200) located 16 km from the epicenter, Chipispaya (pop. 1,900) 37 km away, and Quilahuani (pop. 3,200) 37 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ilabaya (pop. 9,500) located 65 km from the epicenter, Tacna (pop. 280,100) 82 km away, and Moquegua (pop. 54,500) 110 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 29 Apr 2021 02:49:43 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 5
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 18.48873°S / 70.30151°W (Arica Province, Región de Arica y Parinacota, Chile)
Volcán mas cercano: Nevados Casiri (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km al SSO de Arica (pop: 186,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
26 km al SSE de Los Palos (Tacna, Perú) (pop: 207) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
62 km al S de Catana (Tacna, Perú) (pop: 875) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
116 km al SSO de Tarata (Tacna, Perú) (pop: 3,050) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
121 km al S de Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Perú) (pop: 9,490) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
145 km al SE de Ilo (Moquegua, Perú) (pop: 53,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
156 km al SSE de San Antonio (Moquegua, Perú) (pop: 15,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
158 km al SSE de Moquegua (Perú) (pop: 54,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
192 km al N de Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
244 km al SE de Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Perú) (pop: 29,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds -1.1°C (30 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Energía liberada estimada: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
5.010 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
4.910 km17 Km ENE of Tarata, PeruUSGS
4.465 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu
4.548 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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Arica (0 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : I felt the noise first and the movement came after 5 seconds. Swing was horizontal back and forth and then declined to just vibration. | 3 users found this interesting.  
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