Earthquake Information: Powerful Mag. Earthquake 5.3 – 21 km north of Tocache, San Martin region, Peru, on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6:40 a.m. (GMT -5)
Strong earthquake of magnitude 5.3 to 10 km deep
Dec 4 11:44 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 3 minutes.
Updated Sat Dec 4 2021, 11:48
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes early in the morning 21 km north of Tocache, Peru
5.3 earthquake December 4 6:40 a.m. (GMT -5)
The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km below the epicenter near Tocache, in the San Martin region of Peru, in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6:40 a.m. local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It should not have caused any significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken glass, etc.
In Polvora (780 inhabitants) located 20 km from the epicenter, Tocache (29,000 inhabitants) 21 km and Uchiza (17,700 inhabitants) 51 km, the earthquake should have been felt as a slight tremor.
Weak tremors could be felt in Huicungo (6,800 inhabitants) located 81 km from the epicenter, Juanjui (37,700 inhabitants) 94 km and Bellavista (15,200 inhabitants) 105 km.
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Date and hour : December 4, 2021 11:40:58 UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Saturday 4 December 2021 06:40 (GMT -5)
Depth: 10.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 8 Â° S / 76.52 Â° W?? (Blemish, Saint-Martin region, Peru)
Antipode: 8 Â° N / 103.48 Â° E??
Nearby towns and villages:
20 km (12 mi) ESE of Polvora (San MartÃn) (pop: 776) -> See earthquakes nearby!
21 km (13 mi) N of Tocache (San MartÃn) (pop: 29,000) -> See earthquakes nearby!
51 km (32 mi) north of Uchiza (Provincia de Tocache, San MartÃn) (pop: 17,700) -> See earthquakes nearby!
81 km (50 mi) to SSE of Huicungo (Mariscal CÃ¡ceres, San MartÃn) (pop: 6,760) -> See earthquakes nearby!
94 km (59 mi) to SSE of Juanjui (Mariscal CÃ¡ceres, San MartÃn) (pop: 37,700) -> See earthquakes nearby!
105 km (65 mi) south of Bellavista (San MartÃn) (pop: 15,200) -> See earthquakes nearby!
155 km (96 mi) NNW of Tingo Maria (Huanuco) (pop: 53,200) -> See earthquakes nearby!
169 km (105 mi) south of La Banda (San MartÃn) (pop: 24,900) -> See earthquakes nearby!
203 km (126 mi) NNE of Huaraz (Ancash) (pop: 86,900) -> See earthquakes nearby!
453 km (282 mi) N of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) -> See earthquakes nearby!
Clouds covered 17.9 Â° C (64 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 0 m / s (0 kts) from SSW
Main data source: IGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School of Quito)
Estimated energy released: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tonnes of TNT) More information
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|5.3||10 km||Central Peru, 20.54 Km From Tocache Nuevo||IGEPN|
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