Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Arica Province, 1.6 km south of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on 28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Arica Province, 1.6 km south of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, on 28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5)

Tremblement de terre fort magnitude 5.0 at 10 km depth

29 Apr 02:56 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 7 minutes.
Update Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 03:00
Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, Peru
5.0 quake 28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5)
5.0 quake 28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Tacna, Provincia de Tacna, Peru, was reported only 10 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 Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 9:49 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 5.0 earthquake as well.
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 Chuquitira (pop. 4,200) located 16 km from the epicenter, Chipispaya (pop. 1,900) 37 km away, and Quilahuani (pop. 3,200) 37 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ilabaya (pop. 9,500) located 65 km from the epicenter, Tacna (pop. 280,100) 82 km away, and Moquegua (pop. 54,500) 110 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Apr 2021 02:49:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 28 Apr 9:49 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.48873°S / 70.30151°W (Arica Province, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chili)
Volcan le plus près: Nevados Casiri (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km SSO de Arica (pop: 186,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
26 km SSE de Los Palos (Tacna, Pérou) (pop: 207) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
62 km S de Catana (Tacna, Pérou) (pop: 875) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
116 km SSO de Tarata (Tacna, Pérou) (pop: 3,050) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
121 km S de Ilabaya (Jorge Basadre, Tacna, Pérou) (pop: 9,490) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
145 km SE de Ilo (Moquegua, Pérou) (pop: 53,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
156 km SSE de San Antonio (Moquegua, Pérou) (pop: 15,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
158 km SSE de Moquegua (Pérou) (pop: 54,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
192 km N de Iquique (Tarapacá) (pop: 227,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
244 km SE de Mollendo (Provincia de Islay, Arequipa, Pérou) (pop: 29,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds -1.1°C (30 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
Mag.ProfondeurLieuSource
5.010 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionGFZ
4.810 kmSOUTHERN PERUEMSC
4.910 km17 Km ENE of Tarata, PeruUSGS
4.465 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionGeoAu
4.548 kmPeru-Bolivia Border RegionUSP

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Arica (0 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : I felt the noise first and the movement came after 5 seconds. Swing was horizontal back and forth and then declined to just vibration. | 3 users found this interesting.  
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