A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Zorritos in Peru on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.16 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 01:17:12 / January 29, 2016 @ 1:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, -80.9435° West, -3.8121° South, depth 50.16 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:17:12 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004ve1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ve1.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Talara, Huaquillas, Aguas Verdes. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Zorritos (c. 12 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from El Alto (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Each 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 occurred nearby.
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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: 32 km WSW of Zorritos, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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