A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Paracas in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 04:16:09 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:16 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000418i. Event ids that are associated: us2000418i. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:16:09 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -76.19 West, latitude -13.9 South, depth = 46 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Imperial, Santiago, Los Aquijes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Villa Tupac Amaru (c. 11 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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