Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 112 km southwest of Chimbote, Peru, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 20 km depth

6 Aug 00:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Update Sat, 6 Aug 2022, 00:12
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru
4.5 quake 5 Aug 6:56 pm (GMT -5)
4.5 quake 5 Aug 6:56 pm (GMT -5)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, Peru. The tremor was recorded early evening on Friday, August 5th, 2022, at 6:56 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 20 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto de Casma (pop. 380) located 95 km from the epicenter, Los Chimus (pop. 280) 98 km away, San Diego (pop. 460) 98 km away, Huarmey (pop. 16,200) 103 km away, and Chimbote (pop. 317,000) 112 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 5, 2022 23:56:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Aug 5, 2022 at 6:56 pm (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.96°S / 79.09°W (South Pacific Ocean, Peru)
Antipode9.96°N / 100.91°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities95 km (59 mi) SW of Puerto de Casma (pop: 384) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) W of Huarmey (pop: 16,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Chimbote (pop: 317,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) SSW of Coishco (Provincia de Santa) (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) SSW of Puerto Santa (Provincia de Santa) (pop: 14,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) WNW of Paramonga (Barranca) (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (108 mi) SW of Pilcomayo (pop: 13,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
323 km (201 mi) NW of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.5°C (62 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.DepthLocationSource
4.520 kmOFF COAST OF NORTHERN PERUEMSC
4.520 kmOff Coast of Northern PeruRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Date and time GMTMag
Depth
DistanceLocationDetails
May 24, 1940 16:33
82 years ago
8.2

45 km
216km / 134mi13 km E of Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, PeruMore
Oct 17, 1966 21:42
56 years ago
8.1

40 km
123km / 76mi43 km W of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
May 31, 1970 20:23
52 years ago
7.9

45 km
95km / 59mi21 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Feb 21, 1996 12:51
27 years ago
7.5

10 km
68km / 42mi124 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 21, 1937 15:13
85 years ago
7.1

30 km
194km / 121mi69 km SW of Santiago de Cao, Ascope, La Libertad, PeruMore
Sep 3, 1967 21:07
55 years ago
7.0

15 km
100km / 62mi327 km NW of Lima, PeruMore
Sep 24, 1963 16:30
59 years ago
6.9

64 km
134km / 83mi28 km W of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Nov 10, 1946 17:42
76 years ago
6.8

15 km
243km / 151mi4.8 km W of Tinyayo, Provincia de Sihuas, Ancash, PeruMore
May 24, 1940 21:57
82 years ago
6.6

45 km
208km / 130mi14 km SW of Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, PeruMore
Sep 23, 1995 22:31
27 years ago
6.5

60 km
98km / 61mi89 km W of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Aug 21, 1985 11:26
37 years ago
6.4

57 km
92km / 57mi35 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 4, 1970 04:09
52 years ago
6.4

55 km
61km / 38mi97 km S of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Apr 18, 1962 19:14
60 years ago
6.4

49 km
17km / 11mi83 km SW of San Diego, Casma, Ancash, PeruMore
Nov 17, 1925 00:17
97 years ago
6.3

10 km
172km / 107mi268 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Mar 21, 1991 05:53
31 years ago
6.2

25 km
80km / 50mi148 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 1, 1970 01:36
52 years ago
6.2

45 km
73km / 45mi61 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Feb 4, 1969 04:10
54 years ago
6.2

35 km
225km / 140mi88 km SW of Chocope, Ascope, La Libertad, PeruMore
May 31, 1970 20:45
52 years ago
6.1

51 km
81km / 50mi24 km NW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Nov 15, 1962 23:25
60 years ago
6.1

35 km
170km / 105mi493 km NW of Lima, PeruMore
Dec 18, 2016 13:30
6 years ago
6.0

517 km
22km / 14miSouth Pacific Ocean, 337 km NW of Lima, PeruMore
Jul 2, 1970 00:45
52 years ago
6.0

52 km
63km / 39mi43 km W of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Sep 17, 1963 05:54
59 years ago
6.0

68 km
139km / 86mi24 km W of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
May 23, 1976 16:32
46 years ago
5.9

73 km
103km / 64mi67 km NW of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Jul 17, 1992 18:46
30 years ago
5.8

45 km
75km / 47mi95 km NW of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Aug 5, 1970 05:25
52 years ago
5.8

74 km
80km / 50mi59 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 1, 1970 02:45
52 years ago
5.8

49 km
57km / 35mi52 km W of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
May 11, 2002 10:43
20 years ago
5.7

47 km
82km / 51mi89 km NW of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Jul 31, 1995 08:48
27 years ago
5.7

59 km
104km / 65mi65 km NW of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
May 12, 1992 15:46
30 years ago
5.7

63 km
61km / 38mi52 km S of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Sep 19, 1987 21:18
35 years ago
5.7

68 km
86km / 54mi54 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 27, 1970 09:45
52 years ago
5.7

65 km
50km / 31mi54 km W of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 2, 1970 01:37
52 years ago
5.7

57 km
40km / 25mi80 km S of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 1, 1970 04:44
52 years ago
5.7

48 km
46km / 29mi67 km W of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Jan 19, 1996 19:01
27 years ago
5.6

34 km
58km / 36mi73 km SW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Dec 14, 1990 11:22
32 years ago
5.6

38 km
32km / 20mi81 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Apr 20, 1989 08:08
33 years ago
5.6

63 km
78km / 49mi54 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
May 20, 1978 13:10
44 years ago
5.6

50 km
69km / 43mi44 km SW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 30, 1970 06:21
52 years ago
5.6

55 km
85km / 53mi64 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
May 31, 1970 21:48
52 years ago
5.6

50 km
62km / 38mi55 km SW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Mar 31, 2019 15:27
3 years ago
5.5

10 km
23km / 14miSouth Pacific Ocean, 345 km NW of Lima, PeruMore
Sep 15, 2018 20:13
4 years ago
5.5

35 km
31km / 19miSouth Pacific Ocean, 64 km SW of Puerto de Casma, Ancash, PeruMore
Nov 30, 2005 05:41
17 years ago
5.5

23 km
72km / 45mi137 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jan 25, 1988 07:15
35 years ago
5.5

53 km
130km / 81mi39 km NW of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Jan 17, 1986 04:15
37 years ago
5.5

52 km
112km / 69mi73 km W of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Oct 29, 1975 06:18
47 years ago
5.5

58 km
157km / 97mi56 km W of Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, PeruMore
Jan 15, 2020 09:45
3 years ago
5.4

26 km
55km / 34miSouth Pacific Ocean, 84 km SW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Mar 30, 2013 17:30
9 years ago
5.4

44 km
62km / 39miSouth Pacific Ocean, 62 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 2, 1996 00:50
26 years ago
5.4

33 km
62km / 39mi129 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Apr 19, 1986 23:28
36 years ago
5.4

62 km
75km / 47mi53 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jan 21, 1975 14:25
48 years ago
5.4

35 km
8km / 5mi106 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Nov 20, 2018 06:38
4 years ago
5.3

10 km
59km / 36miSouth Pacific Ocean, 70 km S of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Apr 1, 2015 16:45
7 years ago
5.3

52 km
128km / 79miSouth Pacific Ocean, 32 km NW of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Dec 1, 2002 02:46
20 years ago
5.3

27 km
84km / 52mi121 km W of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Nov 5, 1998 03:45
24 years ago
5.3

51 km
89km / 55mi37 km SW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Apr 25, 1996 23:05
26 years ago
5.3

36 km
124km / 77mi190 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Oct 31, 1981 10:14
41 years ago
5.3

31 km
71km / 44mi166 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jan 13, 1980 12:02
43 years ago
5.3

63 km
52km / 33mi77 km S of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jan 3, 1980 21:06
43 years ago
5.3

33 km
101km / 63mi145 km W of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Jan 2, 1980 22:30
43 years ago
5.3

17 km
84km / 52mi144 km W of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Feb 15, 1978 15:05
45 years ago
5.3

33 km
18km / 11mi102 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Oct 2, 1977 18:46
45 years ago
5.3

46 km
109km / 68mi67 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Oct 18, 1976 18:36
46 years ago
5.3

62 km
81km / 50mi51 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jan 15, 2019 20:24
4 years ago
5.2

52 km
114km / 71miSouth Pacific Ocean, 61 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Apr 1, 2015 16:45
7 years ago
5.2

46 km
114km / 71miSouth Pacific Ocean, 68 km W of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Mar 28, 2010 01:08
12 years ago
5.2

65 km
115km / 72mi14 km SE of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Dec 6, 2000 06:47
22 years ago
5.2

41 km
134km / 83mi63 km W of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Oct 18, 1992 12:43
30 years ago
5.2

48 km
87km / 54mi26 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Aug 10, 1987 15:28
35 years ago
5.2

33 km
93km / 58mi79 km W of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 24, 1985 22:21
37 years ago
5.2

61 km
126km / 78mi68 km NW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Aug 1, 1984 15:16
38 years ago
5.2

65 km
69km / 43mi45 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Apr 21, 1982 02:12
40 years ago
5.2

64 km
61km / 38mi51 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
May 18, 1981 07:17
41 years ago
5.2

58 km
86km / 53mi39 km SW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Jan 2, 1980 22:27
43 years ago
5.2

33 km
102km / 63mi149 km W of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Aug 1, 1979 16:40
43 years ago
5.2

73 km
176km / 109mi39 km W of Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, PeruMore
Aug 6, 1976 14:31
46 years ago
5.2

60 km
59km / 37mi62 km SW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
May 18, 1975 05:10
47 years ago
5.2

66 km
77km / 48mi46 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Jun 24, 2022 04:51
8 weeks ago
5.1

71 km
126km / 78miSouth Pacific Ocean, 83 km S of Trujillo, La Libertad, PeruMore
Mar 31, 2022 00:11
20 weeks ago
5.1

63 km
179km / 111miSouth Pacific Ocean, 40 km W of Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, PeruMore
May 5, 2013 13:18
9 years ago
5.1

51 km
60km / 37miSouth Pacific Ocean, 64 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Nov 26, 2011 06:59
11 years ago
5.1

51 km
129km / 80mi39 km W of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Jul 29, 2004 10:00
18 years ago
5.1

52 km
158km / 98mi67 km W of Huacho, Huaura Province, Lima region, PeruMore
Mar 18, 2002 02:01
20 years ago
5.1

49 km
179km / 111mi118 km SW of Trujillo, La Libertad, PeruMore
Dec 14, 1993 06:07
29 years ago
5.1

64 km
72km / 45mi54 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Oct 19, 1992 23:02
30 years ago
5.1

53 km
78km / 48mi74 km S of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Nov 22, 1990 14:25
32 years ago
5.1

48 km
55km / 34mi51 km W of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Jul 16, 2022 08:19
5 weeks ago
5.0

10 km
133km / 83miSouth Pacific Ocean, 39 km NW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
May 12, 2020 15:10
2 years ago
5.0

80 km
123km / 76miSouth Pacific Ocean, 40 km W of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
May 12, 2020 15:10
2 years ago
5.0

73 km
112km / 69miSouth Pacific Ocean, 58 km W of Paramonga, Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Jan 15, 2020 09:45
3 years ago
5.0

10 km
67km / 42miSouth Pacific Ocean, 55 km SW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
May 22, 2018 22:12
4 years ago
5.0

10 km
183km / 114miSouth Pacific Ocean, 150 km SW of Trujillo, La Libertad, PeruMore
Apr 7, 2018 20:15
4 years ago
5.0

51 km
122km / 76miSouth Pacific Ocean, 207 km NW of Lima, PeruMore
Jan 28, 2017 06:42
6 years ago
5.0

10 km
79km / 49miSouth Pacific Ocean, 45 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Mar 28, 2015 22:19
7 years ago
5.0

57 km
65km / 40miSouth Pacific Ocean, 49 km NW of Huarmey, Ancash, PeruMore
Mar 21, 2015 16:58
7 years ago
5.0

36 km
63km / 39miSouth Pacific Ocean, 67 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
Feb 12, 2015 01:59
8 years ago
5.0

22 km
87km / 54miSouth Pacific Ocean, 403 km NW of Lima, PeruMore
Jan 27, 2006 06:43
17 years ago
4.9

57 km
94km / 58mi82 km W of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Oct 6, 2003 07:26
19 years ago
4.9

33 km
101km / 63mi74 km W of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Nov 2, 2002 09:54
20 years ago
4.9

68 km
103km / 64mi66 km NW of Barranca, Lima region, PeruMore
Feb 8, 2001 07:39
22 years ago
4.9

33 km
90km / 56mi248 km NW of Lima, PeruMore
Feb 21, 1996 14:47
27 years ago
4.9

33 km
89km / 55mi154 km SW of Chimbote, Provincia de Santa, Ancash, PeruMore
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