Earthquake Information: Powerful Mag. Earthquake 5.3 – Provincia de Caylloma, 84 km northwest of Arequipa, Peru, on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:47 p.m. (GMT -5)

9 October 04:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred late on Friday night, October 8, 2021 at 11:47 p.m. local time near Arequipa, in the province of Arequipa, Peru, as reported by the German Center for geoscience research (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the earthquake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deep ones because they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) which listed the earthquake at a magnitude of 5.1.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the epicenter area. It could have caused slight to moderate damage.
Moderate tremors probably occurred in Pinchollo (580 inhabitants) located 11 km from the epicenter.
In Chivay (4,500 inhabitants) located 29 km from the epicenter and in Lluta (6,000 inhabitants) 38 km away, the earthquake should have been felt as a slight tremor.
Weak tremors could be felt in Cono Norte (47,300 inhabitants) located 74 km from the epicenter, El Pedregal (20,100 inhabitants) at 81 km, Selva Alegre (72,700 inhabitants) at 82 km, Arequipa (841,100 inhabitants) 84 km, Ciudad Satelite (76,400 inhabitants) 88 km and Jacobo Hunter (46,100 inhabitants) 88 km.
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