A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Trujillo in Peru. Exact location, longitude -79.0582° West, latitude -8.0521° South, depth = 81.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 17:09:00 / October 9, 2015 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003mj9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mj9. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:09:00 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.23 km (50 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Trujillo (c. 747 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Chocope (c. 32 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Laredo (c. 24 700 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Moche (c. 22 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Santiago de Cao (c. 22 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Paiján (c. 21 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Lloc, Otuzco, Virú (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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