Significant magnitude 5.3 earthquake 52 km northeast of La Banda, Peru
5.3 quake 19 Feb 3:51 am (GMT -5)

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred only 9 minutes ago 52 km northeast of La Banda, Peru, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 42 km beneath the epicenter near La Banda, San Martín Province, San Martin, Peru, early morning on Monday, February 19th, 2024, at 3:51 am 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Chazuta (pop. 8,000) located 37 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in La Banda (pop. 24,900) located 52 km from the epicenter, Yurimaguas (pop. 41,800) 54 km away, Lamas (pop. 13,700) 71 km away, Tabaloslos (pop. 7,300) 81 km away, Tabalosos (pop. 14,700) 87 km away, Moyobamba (pop. 44,300) 123 km away, and Moyobamba (pop. 44,300) 123 km away.
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Earthquake data:
Date & time: Feb 19, 2024 03:51 am (Lima time) local time (19 Feb 2024 08:51 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.33°S / 75.9°W (Provincia de San Martin, San Martin, Peru)
Primary data source: EMSC