A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Tumbes in Peru on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:16:02 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -80.605° West, -3.3334° South, depth 45.38 km. Id of earthquake: us20003pmn. Event ids that are associated: us20003pmn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/15 / 2015-09-28 08:16:02 / September 28, 2015 @ 8:16 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.38 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Baláo, Máncora, Pasaje. The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km NW of Tumbes, Peru.
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