Terremoto leve mag. 4.6 - 5.8 km SSE of Sullana, Piura, Peru, lunes, 16 ago 2021 01:50 (GMT -5) -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.6 - 5.8 km SSE of Sullana, Piura, Peru, lunes, 16 ago 2021 01:50 (GMT -5)

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, 07:15
Moderate 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)
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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Earthquake data

Fecha & hora: 16 Aug 2021 06:50:02 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: lunes, 16 ago 2021 01:50 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 4.6
Prof.: 52.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 4.95°S / 80.66°W (Piura, Piura, Perú)
Antipode: 4.95°N / 99.34°E
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km al S de Villa Maria (pop: 394) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
6 km al SSE de Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
9 km al SSE de Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
13 km al S de Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
26 km al N de San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
27 km al N de Piura (pop: 325,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
35 km al O de Tambo Grande (Piura) (pop: 30,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
35 km al N de Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
57 km al ONO de Chulucanas (pop: 68,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
884 km al NNO de Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.9°C (66 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SSE
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 5 x 1011 joules (139 MWh, equivalente a 120 toneladas de TNT) Más info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.650 km8 Km SSE of Nuevo Sullana, PeruUSGS
4.569 kmPeru-Ecuador Border RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake (2)

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piura town / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Chulucanas. Piura (287.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : Movimiebto y sonido fuerte  
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