Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.3 just reported 40 km northwest of Minas de Marcona, Peru
mer., 20 janv. 2021, 23:1923:19 PM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.3 quake in Peru near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 5:59 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
5.3 quake 20 Jan 5:59 pm (GMT -5)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.4.
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 Minas de Marcona (pop. 15,500) located 40 km from the epicenter, and San Juan de Marcona (pop. 12,800) 45 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Nazca (pop. 23,600) located 61 km from the epicenter, Palpa (pop. 5,900) 66 km away, Santiago (pop. 10,400) 102 km away, Los Aquijes (pop. 7,800) 111 km away, and Ica (pop. 246,800) 115 km away.
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Date & heure: 20 Jan 2021 5:59 pm (GMT -5) local time (20 Jan 2021 22:59 GMT)
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 15.07°S / 75.45°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Source de données principale: GFZ
mer., 20 janv. 2021, 23:09
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