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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 5.6 km south of Chongoyape, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 12:59 pm (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 5.6 km south of Chongoyape, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 12:59 pm (GMT -5) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 5.6 km south of Chongoyape, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, on Friday, Sep 23, 2022 at 12:59 pm (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

23 Sep 18:04 UTC: First to report: IGEPN after 5 minutes.
Update Fri, 23 Sep 2022, 18:09

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 6 km southwest of Chongoyape, Peru

5.0 quake 23 Sep 12:59 pm (GMT -5)
5.0 quake 23 Sep 12:59 pm (GMT -5)
Peru was shaken near Chongoyape, Provincia de Chiclayo, Lambayeque, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 only 10 minutes ago, the Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito (IGEPN) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter near Chongoyape, Provincia de Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, around noon on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, at 12:59 pm local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in Chongoyape (pop. 16,100) located 6 km from the epicenter.
In Patapo (pop. 15,300) located 26 km from the epicenter, and Saña (pop. 39,200) 32 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Picsi (pop. 43,600) located 41 km from the epicenter, Ferreñafe (pop. 34,400) 43 km away, Chiclayo (pop. 577,400) 50 km away, Monsefu (pop. 25,700) 56 km away, Lambayeque (pop. 43,700) 56 km away, and Chepen (pop. 42,000) 59 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 23, 2022 17:59:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Sep 23, 2022 at 12:59 pm (GMT -5)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.69°S / 79.4°W (Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru)
Antipode6.69°N / 100.6°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceIGEPN (Institute of Geophysics of the National Polytechnic School in Quito)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (3 mi) SSW of Chongoyape (Chiclayo) (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) E of Patapo (pop: 15,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NE of Saña (pop: 39,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) E of Picsi (pop: 43,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) E of Ferreñafe (pop: 34,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) E of Chiclayo (pop: 577,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) E of Lambayeque (pop: 43,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
650 km (404 mi) NNW of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 18.4°C (65 F), humidity: 45%, wind: 3 m/s (7 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
5.05 kmNear Coast of Northern Peru, A 43.68 Km De FerrenafeIGEPN


Seismic station: Nana, Peru (NNA/II network) | Distance from quake: 652 km / 405 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Nana, Peru: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Cajamarca (110.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pucallpa / not felt (reported through our app)


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)

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