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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 24 Km Al NO De Zorritos, Contralmirante Villar - Tumbes (Peru) on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 24 Km Al NO De Zorritos, Contralmirante Villar - Tumbes (Peru) on Tuesday, 15 September 2020
15 Sep 06:50 UTC: Premier à signaler: IGEPN après 6 minutes.
15 Sep 06:52: Profondeur recalculée de 2.0 à 4.0 km (de 1.2 à 2.5 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 4.4 km (2.8 mi) au O.
15 Sep 07:45: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: IGP
Date & time: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 06:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 15/09/2020 01:44:03
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.4958°S / 80.7814°W (Pérou)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km NW de Zorritos (pop: 12,300)
24 km NW de Bocapán (pop: 400)
25 km NW de Nueva Esperanza (pop: 700)
175 km SW de Guayaquil (pop: 1,952,000)
190 km N de Piura (pop: 325,500)
1037 km NW de Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: IGP
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
15/09/2020 01:44:03 (15 Sep 06:44:03 UTC)M 4.7 / 34 km24 Km Al NO De Zorritos, Contralmirante Villar - Tumbes (Peru)IGP
Tue, 15 Sep 06:44 UTCM 4.7 / 39 kmPeru-Ecuador Border RegionGFZ
Tue, 15 Sep 06:44 UTCM 4.8 / 60 kmPeru-ecuador Border RegionEMSC
Tue, 15 Sep 06:44 UTCM 4.8 / 51.2 km10 Km NW of Aguas Verdes, PeruUSGS
2020-09-15 01:44:02 (15 Sep 06:44:02 UTC)M 5.3 / 6 kmPeru-Ecuador Border Region, A 65.88km De HuaquillasIGEPN

User reports for this quake (3)

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171.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
177.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
28 de Mayo (Ecuador, 150 km E of epicenter) : We are located on the third floor so we feel more movement than our neighbors. There was no mistaking that it was an earthquake from the gentle side to side rocking. It woke my husband. I heard dogs outside barking too. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 24 Km Al NO De Zorritos, Contralmirante Villar - Tumbes (Peru) on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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