A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Ayabaca in Peru on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -79.6873 West, latitude -4.8589 South, depth = 93.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 09:20:17 / October 3, 2015 @ 9:20 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:20:17 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004055. Event ids that are associated: us20004055. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.94 km (58 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 Catacocha, Celica, San Ignacio. Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tambo Grande (c. 30 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cariamanga (c. 16 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Macará (c. 13 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Morropón (c. 12 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Catacocha (c. 10 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km S of Ayabaca, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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