A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Morrope in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -80.4888 West, latitude -6.647 South, depth = 62.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/15 / 2015-11-20 21:28:59 / November 20, 2015 @ 9:28 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.34 km (39 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:28:59 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003zy1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003zy1.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Picsi, Jayanca, Reque (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Picsi (c. 43 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ferreñafe (c. 34 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monsefú (c. 25 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Pimentel (c. 15 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Eten (c. 13 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km WSW of Morrope, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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