Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Mollendo, Peru, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 9:16 pm (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km southwest of Mollendo, Peru, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 9:16 pm (GMT -5)

Tremblement de terre fort magnitude 5.5 at 10 km depth

28 Feb 02:21 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 5 minutes.
28 Feb 02:22: Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 4.8 km (3 mi) au ENE.
28 Feb 08:16: Magnitude recalculée de 5.2 à 5.5. Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 7.7 km (4.8 mi) au NO.
Update Sun, 28 Feb 2021, 02:27
Significant magnitude 5.2 quake hits 79 km southwest of Mollendo, Peru in the evening
5.2 quake 27 Feb 9:16 pm (GMT -5)
5.2 quake 27 Feb 9:16 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake near Mollendo, Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Peru, was reported only 11 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Saturday 27 February 2021 at 9:16 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake.
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 Islay (Matarani) (pop. 4,800) located 77 km from the epicenter, Mollendo (pop. 29,000) 79 km away, Cocachacra (pop. 8,800) 93 km away, Camana (pop. 16,400) 112 km away, and Ilo (pop. 53,500) 118 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 28 Feb 2021 02:16:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: samedi, 27 févr. 2021 21:16 (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5.5
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.55°S / 72.5°W (South Pacific Ocean, Pérou)
Volcan le plus près: Cerro Nicholson (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km SO de Islay (Matarani) (pop: 4,820) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
78 km SO de Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
86 km OSO de Punta de Bombon (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 6,340) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
94 km SO de Cocachacra (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 8,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
105 km SSE de Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
123 km O de Ilo (pop: 53,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
136 km SSO de El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
164 km SO de Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
171 km OSO de Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
782 km SE de Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.9°C (73 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) 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.
Mag.ProfondeurLieuSource
5.510 kmNear Coast of PeruGFZ
5.510 kmNEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERUEMSC
5.59.7 km81 Km SW of Islay (Matarani), PeruUSGS
5.67.1 km158 Km Al O De Ilo, PeruGUG (U. Chile)
5.710 kmNear Coast of PeruGeoAu
5.310 kmNear Coast of PeruUSP

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 01 Mar 2021 01:40 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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