Terremoto moderado mag. 4.7 - 83 km NE of Tacna, Peru, Saturday, 29 May. 2021 -
Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.7 at 5 km depth
29 May 09:12 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 8 minutos.
29 May 09:17: Magnitud recalculada de 4.2 a 4.4. Profundidad recalculada de 14.0 a 2.0 km (de 8.7 a 1.2 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 27 km (17 mi) al ESE.
29 May 09:33: Magnitud recalculada de 4.4 a 4.7. Profundidad recalculada de 2.0 a 5.0 km (de 1.2 a 3.1 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 8.1 km (5 mi) al SSW.
Update Sat, 29 May 2021, 09:18Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, Peru
4.4 quake 29 May 4:04 am (GMT -5)
Just 14 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, Peru. The tremor was recorded early morning on Saturday 29 May 2021 at 4:04 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 2 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Cairire (pop. 18) located 2 km from the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tarata (pop. 3,100) located 46 km from the epicenter, and Chuquitira (pop. 4,200) 53 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Chipispaya (pop. 1,900) located 65 km from the epicenter, Quilahuani (pop. 3,200) 73 km away, Tacna (pop. 280,100) 89 km away, and Ilabaya (pop. 9,500) 97 km away.
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Fecha & hora: 29 May 2021 09:04:19 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro:
Saturday, 29 May 2021 04:04 (GMT -5)
Profundidad: 5.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17.58°S / 69.62°W
Volcán mas cercano: Nevados Casiri
(5 km / 3 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:4 km al SSO de Hospicio
(pop: 17) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!45 km al ESE de Tarata
(pop: 3,050) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!55 km al SE de Chuquitira
(pop: 4,220) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!64 km al E de Chipispaya
(pop: 1,930) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!74 km al ESE de Quilahuani
(pop: 3,180) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!81 km al ESE de Totoral
(pop: 1,980) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!83 km al NE de Tacna
(pop: 280,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!96 km al E de Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre)
(pop: 9,490) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!146 km al ESE de Moquegua
(pop: 54,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!198 km al SSE de Puno
(pop: 116,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -5.9°C
(21 F), humidity: 49%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from E
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC
(European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 7.1 x 1011
joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|4.7||5 km||SOUTHERN PERU||EMSC|
|4.6||10 km||Peru-Bolivia Border Region||GFZ|
|4.7||10 km||15 Km ENE of Tarata, Peru||USGS|
|4.3||10 km||Peru-Bolivia Border Region||USP|
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near Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash (1341.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Rattling roll that you could feel but felt quake was at a distant from us. It lasted 20 seconds
Perut tacha / not felt
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