Terremoto moderado mag. 4.5 - 5.3 km NNW of Piura, Peru, Friday, 07 May. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.5 - 5.3 km NNW of Piura, Peru, Friday, 07 May. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.5 at 20 km depth

7 May 21:56 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 10 minutos.
Update Fri, 7 May 2021, 22:00
Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 5 km northwest of Piura, Peru
4.5 quake 5.3 km north of Piura, Peru, 7 May 4:46 pm (GMT -5)
4.5 quake 5.3 km north of Piura, Peru, 7 May 4:46 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 14 minutes ago 5 km northwest of Piura, Peru, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 20 km beneath the epicenter near Piura, Provincia de Piura, Peru, in the afternoon on Friday 7 May 2021 at 4:46 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.
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 Miraflores (pop. 860) located 4 km from the epicenter, San Martin (pop. 130,000) 5 km away, Piura (pop. 325,500) 5 km away, Catacaos (pop. 57,300) 13 km away, Sullana (pop. 160,800) 28 km away, La Union (pop. 34,800) 30 km away, Marcavelica (pop. 25,600) 31 km away, and Querecotillo (pop. 25,400) 35 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 7 May 2021 21:46:27 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 7 May 4:46 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 4.5
Profundidad: 20.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 5.15°S / 80.65°W (Provincia de Piura, Piura, Perú)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km al ONO de Miraflores (pop: 859) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
5 km al NNE de San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
5 km al NNO de Piura (pop: 325,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
13 km al NNE de Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
28 km al S de Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
30 km al NNE de La Union (Piura) (pop: 34,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
31 km al SSE de Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
35 km al S de Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
42 km al SO de Tambo Grande (Piura) (pop: 30,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
864 km al NNO de Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 28.9°C (84 F), humidity: 45%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from SSW
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Vichayito / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Piura (7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
San juan de lurigancho / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Sullana (26.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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