A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Callao in Peru. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.11 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude -77.541° West, latitude -12.1647° South, depth = 43.11 km. Unique identifier: us200050sl. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050sl. Global time and date of event 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 07:46:16 / February 15, 2016 @ 7:46 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:46:16 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Bartolo, Huaral, Santa María (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km WSW of Callao, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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