Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - 18 km WNW of Sullana, Piura, Peru, jueves, 16 sep 2021 05:14 (GMT -5) -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - 18 km WNW of Sullana, Piura, Peru, jueves, 16 sep 2021 05:14 (GMT -5)

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.2 at 28 km depth

16 Sep 10:23 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 9 minutos.
Update Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 10:27
Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 18 km northwest of Sullana, Peru
4.2 quake 18 km west of Sullana, Piura, Peru, Sep 16, 2021 5:14 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 18 km west of Sullana, Piura, Peru, Sep 16, 2021 5:14 am (GMT -5)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Sullana, Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Peru. The tremor was recorded early morning on Thursday, September 16th, 2021, at 5:14 am local time, at a shallow depth of 28 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 7 km from the epicenter, Marcavelica (pop. 25,600) 15 km away, Sullana (pop. 160,800) 18 km away, and Querecotillo (pop. 25,400) 22 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Paita (pop. 56,200) located 40 km from the epicenter, San Martin (pop. 130,000) 41 km away, Piura (pop. 325,500) 44 km away, Catacaos (pop. 57,300) 48 km away, and Talara (pop. 99,100) 57 km away.

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Earthquake data

Fecha & hora: 16 Sep 2021 10:14:00 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: jueves, 16 sep 2021 05:14 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 4.2
Prof.: 28.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 4.86°S / 80.84°W (Provincia de Sullana, Piura, Perú)
Antipode: 4.86°N / 99.16°E
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km al NO de Chalaco (pop: 74) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
15 km al O de Marcavelica (Sullana) (pop: 25,600) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
18 km al ONO de Sullana (pop: 160,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
22 km al O de Querecotillo (Sullana) (pop: 25,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
40 km al NE de Paita (pop: 56,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
41 km al NNO de San Martin (pop: 130,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
44 km al NNO de Piura (pop: 325,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
48 km al NNO de Catacaos (pop: 57,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
57 km al ESE de Talara (pop: 99,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
902 km al NNO de Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 17.6°C (64 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SSE
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 MWh, equivalente a 30.1 toneladas de TNT) | about seismic energy
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santa rosa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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