Terremoto leve magnitud 4.6 at 52 km depth
16 Aug 07:07 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 17 minutos.
16 Aug 07:53: Magnitud recalculada de 4.8 a 4.6. Profundidad recalculada de 34.0 a 60.0 km (de 21 a 37 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 14 km (9 mi) al E.
16 Aug 11:14: Profundidad recalculada de 60.0 a 52.0 km (de 37 a 32 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 2.5 km (1.5 mi) al SSW.
Update Mon, 16 Aug 2021, 07:15Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Sullana, Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru
4.8 quake 10.9 km west of Sullana, Piura, Peru, 16 Aug 2021 1:50 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Sullana, Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru, was reported only 25 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 34 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Monday 16 August 2021 at 1:50 am 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 Chalaco (pop. 74) located 4 km from the epicenter, Marcavelica (pop. 25,600) 10 km away, Sullana (pop. 160,800) 11 km away, Querecotillo (pop. 25,400) 18 km away, San Martin (pop. 130,000) 31 km away, Piura (pop. 325,500) 34 km away, Catacaos (pop. 57,300) 39 km away, Paita (pop. 56,200) 41 km away, and Tambo Grande (pop. 30,000) 48 km away.
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