Terremoto forte mag. 5.5 - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km a sud ovest da Mollendo, Perù, domenica, 28 febbraio 2021 -

Terremoto forte mag. 5.5 - South Pacific Ocean, 78 km a sud ovest da Mollendo, Perù, domenica, 28 febbraio 2021

Terremoto forte magnitudine 5.5 at 10 km depth

28 Feb 02:21 UTC: Primo a segnalare: GFZ dopo 5 minuti.
28 Feb 02:22: Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 4.8 km (3 mi) al ENE.
28 Feb 08:16: Magnitudine ricalcolata da 5.2 a 5.5. Posizione dell'epicentro corretta di 7.7 km (4.8 mi) al 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:

Data & ora: 28 Feb 2021 02:16:04 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 21:16 (GMT -5)
Magnitudine: 5.5
Profondità: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 17.55°S / 72.5°W (South Pacific Ocean, Perù)
Vulcano più vicino: Cerro Nicholson (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km SO da Islay (Matarani) (pop: 4,820) --> Vedi sismi vicini
78 km SO da Mollendo (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 29,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
86 km OSO da Punta de Bombon (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 6,340) --> Vedi sismi vicini
94 km SO da Cocachacra (Provincia de Islay) (pop: 8,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
105 km SSE da Camana (Camaná) (pop: 16,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
123 km O da Ilo (pop: 53,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
136 km SSO da El Pedregal (pop: 20,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
164 km SO da Arequipa (pop: 841,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
171 km OSO da Moquegua (pop: 54,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
782 km SE da Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.9°C (73 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SE
Fonte dati primaria: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
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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Aftershocks

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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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