Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Provincia de Castilla, 60 km northwest of El Pedregal, Peru, on Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 12:19 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Provincia de Castilla, 60 km northwest of El Pedregal, Peru, on Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 12:19 pm (GMT -5)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.9 at 10 km depth

6 Mar 17:27 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 8 minutes.
6 Mar 18:09: Magnitude recalculée de 4.6 à 4.7. Profondeur recalculée de 20.0 à 10.0 km (de 12.4 à 6.2 mi). Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 45 km (28 mi) au WSW.
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6 Mar 19:11: Magnitude recalculée de 4.7 à 4.9. Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 4.4 km (2.7 mi) au ENE.
Update Sat, 6 Mar 2021, 17:33
Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Arequipa, Provincia de Arequipa, Peru
4.6 quake 6 Mar 12:19 pm (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 6 Mar 12:19 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 14 minutes ago 93 km northwest of Arequipa, Peru, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 20 km beneath the epicenter near Arequipa, Provincia de Arequipa, Peru, around noon on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 12:19 pm 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 was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Huambo (pop. 530) located 4 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Lluta (pop. 6,000) located 30 km from the epicenter, Chivay (pop. 4,500) 53 km away, and El Pedregal (pop. 20,100) 69 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Cono Norte (pop. 47,300) located 83 km from the epicenter, Selva Alegre (pop. 72,700) 91 km away, Arequipa (pop. 841,100) 93 km away, Jacobo Hunter (pop. 46,100) 95 km away, and Ciudad Satelite (pop. 76,400) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 6 Mar 2021 17:19:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: samedi, 6 mars 2021 12:19 (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.9
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.92°S / 72.52°W (Provincia de Castilla, Région dArequipa, Pérou)
Volcan le plus près: Huambo (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km ESE de Pacaychacra (pop: 91) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
55 km O de Lluta (Caylloma) (pop: 6,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
60 km NO de El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
75 km SSO de Orcopampa (Castilla) (pop: 5,640) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
79 km NO de Santa Rita de Siguas (pop: 4,010) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
81 km NNE de Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
96 km NO de El Triunfo ( El Cruce) (pop: 6,390) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
97 km ONO de Yura (Arequipa) (pop: 5,690) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
118 km ONO de Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
650 km SE de Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 8.4°C (47 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.910 kmSOUTHERN PERUEMSC
4.710 km14 Km SE of Iray, PeruUSGS
4.910 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
4.446 kmSouthern PeruUSP

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