A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Pacasmayo in Peru on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:39:17 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f3r. Unique identifier: us10004f3r. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -79.9738° West, -7.759° South. 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: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 21:39:17 / January 16, 2016 @ 9:39 pm.
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Chepén (c. 42 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chocope (c. 32 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Pacasmayo (c. 29 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Monsefú (c. 25 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guadalupe (c. 25 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago de Cao (c. 22 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Paiján (c. 21 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monsefú, Ascope, Eten (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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